summer lying asleep today

SUMMER lying asleep today

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oil on canvas 120 x 130 cms

All painting is figurative in the sense that it’s made by and is therefore a revelation of the human physique and psychology. The subject of painting is to consider what it is to be here, now.

Technological advances make no difference to our need for spirituality; the path of discovering and exploring our authentic individual nature. Painting fulfils this need.

So painting is portraiture, but also encapsulates the vast expressive potential of the psyche and senses of the human being. It’s rich in pure visual sensation but also the drama of relationships and architecture, metaphor, allusion, illusion and the whole gamut of human emotion.

Painting doesn’t need to illustrate the world or create internal narratives. Painting is already the embodiment of a deep and rich narrative which is that of the life of the artist; the place and the manner in which they live and the infinite decisions they make guided by a philosophy of life developed over deep tracts of time. This narrative has value, meaning and use to others. Painting becomes a tool by which the viewer explores and navigates their own self in relation to their own life.

Painting reveals to the artist and the viewer a particular sensibility through which the physical and psychological landscape surrounding the artist is filtered. The clear implications of this for artists is the necessity to be careful about where and particularly how they live as everything that is nurtured by the artist in the cradle of their sensibility will metamorphose, butterfly-like, into their particular art.

SUMMER lying asleep today

of the earth clay drawn…

summer promise me…

of the earth clay drawn…

summer promise me…