Using reclaimed native species which have been cleared for development and saved from the wood chipper, Dean has his canvases specially milled thinner to allow for easy hanging. Working directly with local small business saw mills, the logs are first selected for their unique character. Then the process involves cutting the logs into slabs, drying the slabs in a kiln, machined flat and sanded and prepared for painting. This process in itself takes between 3-6 months. However, we do always try to keep a supply of suitable wood "canvases" ready to go at any time.
To paint the seascape, Dean draws on his personal experience of time spent throughout WA's coastline and will often use drone footage as a reference. More often then not, the layout of the beach is slightly altered to flow with the wood slab being used. It's this process where the name "Flowing Wood Designs" comes from and allows the best aspects of the wood to be showcased harmoniously with the beach being painted.
A true mixed media art piece which is created from wood, clay, sand, shell, stone, acrylic and resin.
Commissions are welcome, let your ideas flow into a reality. Work with Dean to create something truly unique and suited to your space. Get in touch to find out what wood canvases we have in stock ready to go, and don't forget to follow on Instagram @flowingwooddesigns to see the latest creations