A Change of Viewpoint celebrates 40 years of my life exploring colour.
I decided in 1984 that I would take the path less travelled and pursue a career in the Visual Arts. In 2024 I am still on the same path, and still learning, it’s too late to turn back now. For this series I am using a limited palette of blues, taking a three dimensional journey on a two dimensional canvas, while listening to inspirational Jazz music. Let’s see where this takes us.
Basically the new abstracts, as usual, are emanating from the inside of my head, as Matisse once said – art is an escape from reality.
A great escape for me, 40 years ago, which has accumulated over the years into A MONUMENTAL mass of colours, shapes, compositions, lines, dynamics, perspectives, rhythms, inspirations, etcetera. Unfortunately words are not enough; if they were, I would have stopped exploring creativity many years ago. I paint what I feel, not what I see, the feelings are expressed in shapes and colour. The paintings are not representational landscapes or portraits, they are paintings of feelings and emotions, a visual language. Art begins where the possibility of language ends, there are no words. Over 70 years ago Jackson Pollock said “ the modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his/her feelings rather than illustrating!” I admire artists who can work on the same theme continuously, in a representational style, I don’t have that attention span, I need to keep exploring, making mistakes, diversifying, pushing colours and shapes into another dimension., beyond the canvas. This is what I mean when I say – let’s see where this takes us.