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The Hide and Seek Paintings took shape from a series of drawings I did about Children's Games and in particular the enduring thrill of playing Hide and Seek.
I played it as a child in large houses in the dark, I played it with my child and I see it is still being played with the same gleeful abandon.

  • Hide and Seek 2
    Hide and Seek 2
  • Hide and Seek A quick Peek
    Hide and Seek A quick Peek
  • Hide and Seek Counting to 100
    Hide and Seek Counting to 100
  • Hide and Seek at Dusk
    Hide and Seek at Dusk
  • Hide and Seek by Moonlight
    Hide and Seek by Moonlight
  • Hide and Seek
    Hide and Seek

The mechanics of the game include the excitement of hiding in the dark and the dread of being found or worse, forgotten.
The sneaking back to base, the muffled sound and the strangeness of objects in a half light and in the dark make the negotiation of space perilous.
My paintings, while resting in reality, engage a twist of metaphor and a heightened colour for suggestibility. In fact I attempt to make the painting as thrilling as the remembered experience.
I continue to try and capture the felt sensations involved.


  • Gainsborough's Chandelier
    Gainsborough's Chandelier
  • Hide and Seek at Dusk
    Hide and Seek at Dusk
  • Dancing at Dusk (exhibited at Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff)
    Dancing at Dusk (exhibited at Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff)
  • A Quick Peek - Hide and Seek
    A Quick Peek - Hide and Seek
  • Hide and Seek 1 (2019)
    Hide and Seek 1 (2019)
  • Hide and Seek 2 (2019)
    Hide and Seek 2 (2019)
  • Russian Chandelier
    Russian Chandelier
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • That Morning Curtain
    That Morning Curtain
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • L'Heure Bleue
    L'Heure Bleue
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • The Moon Outside
    The Moon Outside
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • The Morning Room
    The Morning Room
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • Flowers lit by the Blood Moon
    Flowers lit by the Blood Moon
    0.91 m (h) x 0.91 m (w)
  • Rain Outside
    Rain Outside
    0. 60 m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • The Moon Vase
    The Moon Vase
    0.62 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • Portrait of a Lady
    Portrait of a Lady
    0.5 m (h) x 0.5 m (w)
  • Blodeuwydd
    Blodeuwydd
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • Dorman Flowers
    Dorman Flowers
    0.50 m (h) x 0.50 m (w)
  • The Bumblebee Plate
    The Bumblebee Plate
    0.60 m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • In an Amber Room
    In an Amber Room
    1.01 m (h) x .0.30 m (w)
  • Redhead
    Redhead
    0.40 m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • The Basil Flowers
    The Basil Flowers
    0.91 m (h) x 0.91 m (w)
  • Head in Leaf
    Head in Leaf
    0.45 m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • Forest Head
    Forest Head
    0.45. m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • Carnations
    Carnations
    0.91 m (h) x 0.91 m (w)
  • Roses
    Roses
    0.91 m (h) x 0.91 m (w)
  • Posy
    Posy
    0.25 m (h) x 0.25 m (w)
  • Billet Doux
    Billet Doux
    0.25 m (h) x 0.25 m (w)
  • The Conondrum
    The Conondrum
    1.01 m (h) x .0.30 m (w)
  • Thinking Tulip
    Thinking Tulip
    1.21 m (h) x .0.30 m (w)
  • Coriolanus
    Coriolanus
    0.91 m (h) x 0.45.7 m (w)
  • Lady and Gladioli
    Lady and Gladioli
    1.0 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • The Birds Paper
    The Birds Paper
    0.26 m (h) x 0.26 m (w)
  • The Fortune Teller
    The Fortune Teller
    0.91 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • The Fan
    The Fan
    0.91 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Crown of Flowers
    Crown of Flowers
    0.30 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • The Ariadne Flowers
    The Ariadne Flowers
    0.91 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Nicholas's Dream
    Nicholas's Dream
    1.21 m (h) x 1.21 m (w)
  • Bouquet
    Bouquet
    0.91 m (h) x 0.91 m (w)
  • The White Roses
    The White Roses
    0.60 m (h) x 0.30 m (w)
  • The SIblings
    The SIblings
    0.91 m (h) x 1.21 m (w)
  • In the Halls of Superstition
    In the Halls of Superstition
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Eau de Vie
    Eau de Vie
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Cameo Role
    Cameo Role
    0.65 m (h) x 0.84 m (w)
  • Little Buddha
    Little Buddha
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Pandora's Box
    Pandora's Box
    0.91 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Desert Rose
    Desert Rose
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • Trinity Flowers
    Trinity Flowers
    1.20 m (h) x 1.20 m (w)
  • Girls looking in a Jeweller's Window
    Girls looking in a Jeweller's Window
    0.91 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Bathing by Moonlight
    Bathing by Moonlight
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • Giving Form to Passion
    Giving Form to Passion
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • Hide and Seek
    Hide and Seek
    0.60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Maidens Dreaming
    Maidens Dreaming
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • Night Games
    Night Games
    0.79 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • The Laughing Quenn
    The Laughing Quenn
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • Terry Stephenson
    Terry Stephenson
    0.30 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • The Music of the Night
    The Music of the Night
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • Harriet at Redgate
    Harriet at Redgate
    2.13 m (h) x 1.82 m (w)
  • The Disagreement
    The Disagreement
    0.62 m (h) x 0.62 m (w)
  • The Art Historian
    The Art Historian
    1.52 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)
  • A Row on the Lake
    A Row on the Lake
    1.21 m (h) x 0.79 m (w)
  • In the Garden
    In the Garden
    0.79 m (h) x 0.45 m (w)
  • The Quality of Sleep
    The Quality of Sleep
    1.21 m (h) x 1.21 m (w)
  • Child Icon
    Child Icon
    0.91 m (h) x 0.27 m (w)
  • Erasmus Marble Monster
    Erasmus Marble Monster
    1.82 m (h) x 1.52 m (w)

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  • Baby Mural
    Baby Mural
    0..60 m (h) x 0.60 m (w)
  • Left panel Hakon's Tryptych: 'The Call of the Midnight Wild'
    Left panel Hakon's Tryptych: 'The Call of the Midnight Wild'
    0..60 m (h) x 0.35 m (w)
  • Middle panel Hakon's Triptych: 'Seafaring in the Blood'
    Middle panel Hakon's Triptych: 'Seafaring in the Blood'
    0..60 m (h) x 0.35 m (w)
  • Right panel Hakon's Tryptych: 'Ibsen Schoolgirl'
    Right panel Hakon's Tryptych: 'Ibsen Schoolgirl'
    0..60 m (h) x 0.35 m (w)
  • Left panel 'Cosmo'
    Left panel 'Cosmo'
    0.27 m (h) x 0.19 m (w)
  • Middle panel 'Cosmo'
    Middle panel 'Cosmo'
    0.27 m (h) x 0.19 m (w)
  • Right panel 'Cosmo'
    Right panel 'Cosmo'
    0.27 m (h) x 0.19 m (w)
  • Left panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    Left panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    0.4 m (h) x 0.28 m (w)
  • Middle panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    Middle panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    0.4 m (h) x 0.28 m (w)
  • Right panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    Right panel Ingrid's Tryptych 'Flower Queens'
    0.4 m (h) x 0.28 m (w)

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gerda@gerdaroper.com

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