Daphne and Apollo, 2013
Since 2001 he has held many one man shows at the Rona Gallery in Mayfair and also exhibited at many other venues throughout the UK. Kirk continually explores English landscape and buildings in his art and though he seems to have been influenced by Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash his work displays a highly individual approach.
Daphne escapes Apollo's amorous advances by turning into a tree. Based on a painting of the subject in the National Gallery by Pollaiuolo. This scene, however, takes place in the English countryside.
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