Keeping it Real

Abstract floral painting

Hello everyone!

Well yesterday I met up with artist friends of The Experimental Drawing Hub group. This is a group I have been co-ordinating for some five years with the very talented artist, Paul Exton. I hope to show you some of his masterful drawings soon. As a group we are considering ‘Similarity and Difference’ as we work and the paintings I shall post next have been created with that thought in mind.

It is such a privilege to talk to other practicing artists. We share all our hopes and fears, what we have tried, if we have reached an impass with our work, what we love about the work shared, ideas of where we can take the work next and so, so much more. It never ceases to amaze me how valuable this small community is in offering support and company, insites and validation.

I was personally struck by the support I recieved, for I was declaring my attempts in peeling off the layers to reach a newer level of honesty in my work. As time goes by, and perhaps as I get older too, I feel less and less concerned about how my work will be received and more concerned with painting from a place of kindness to myself; how I feel, what I love.

It strikes me that it is our own uniquity which is most important and we ought not to be afraid of showing it. When we are brave and trust the process we are our truest selves. That is our gift to others.

I hope this resonates with you.
Much love.

Welcome to my first blog!

Welcome to my new website. I am glad you are reading this, my first blog, and I hope you will subscribe to follow me on my creative journey. It has been quite a journey so far and my painting style has been continually evolving. I include some of my semi-abstract work here which is based upon personal experience of being in the landscape. I also include some later non-objective pieces. I have many more paintings to add to the collection which will be available for sale, so I do hope you will stay in touch.

I am working in my studio at the moment and I must say I am very excited by a new approach. It feels a much more comfortable fit, working from intuition and in a more painterly way. The work is more exhilarating to make and I hope that shows in the final pieces. They are non-objective, but with a ‘suggestive’ quality, and with a return to the painterly process I love so mush. I will show you soon.

I hope to create regular blogs. They will, or course, include my own thoughts and progress, but they will also share many aspects of a painter’s practice.

Will catch up with you soon.

Much love for now.