paintings, prints and photographs
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Throughout the 1980's and 90's Arvon worked mainly with printmaking, specifically with etching and screenprinting (serigraphy). The preparatory work usually took the form of a series of small paintings on paper or board. From about 1997 he began to paint on a larger scale, often using mixed media and, sometimes, digital processes. This period was also a time when his lectures at Chelsea School of Art included sections on the images of women. The content of these lectures was influenced by Germaine Greer on one hand and by the reading of Robert Graves "Greek Myths". The substance of which also influenced his own work where he tried to emphasise the role of women in contemporary society. He used references to present day images together with historical and mythological references.
From the time that he was a student in Leicester he has combined his interest in photography with both his painting and printmaking.
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The Æthelthryth or Etheldreda paintings were executed over a number of years. The works on paper developed into a series of prints and then a group of paintings. The idea started from an interest in mythology.