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VIEW IN MY ROOM
VIEW IN MY ROOM
I’m really excited about this new painting. Particularly loving working with harmonizing complex glazes and layers. I’ve been experimenting with a combination of applications to push myself out of my comfort zone. Also, there is a little more focus on elements that appear more observed such as the vase, the clouds, etc. All my life I have worked from my observations and I don’t think these new works are any different - even the more abstract elements. The difference is that I am intuitively drawing from memory rather than direct observation. I believe we have a vast amount of stored visual data from our experiences. I paint intuitively, sometimes stopping to review or acknowledge fragments of the environment around me, but more often than not working from memory. This painting is created directly on my iPad using the apple pencil and various mark-making applications. This allows me incredible freedom to play with layers of line, color, and shape, without having to think too much about the preparation of a physical medium. Just as a dream has no physical substance, my images are less about a surface and focus more on the pure experience of human perception and memory. This artwork is a one-of-a-kind piece. Strictly limited to 1 signed and unframed edition print. Image size: H21.6" x W16.6" Printed on archival fine art paper with additional space/white border around the image for framing purposes. The print is signed and numbered on either the front or back and comes with its own signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. Your print will be produced to the highest archival standards. and carefully packaged and shipped in a tube.
New Media:New Media on Paper
Size:24 W x 17 H x 0.1 D in
Packaging:Ships Rolled in a Tube
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Handling:Ships rolled in a tube. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Customs:Shipments from Mexico may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
My first significant memory connected to creating art was my childhood visits to the St.Ives School of Painting in Cornwall, England, where I accompanied my grandfather (an amateur painter) and took part in adult drawing and painting workshops organized by practicing local artists. I do remember the impact that the nature-based 1950’s abstract movement had on my early development as an artist. Visiting artist studios and discovering the work of painters such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, and Ben Nicholson had a profound effect on my understanding of what painting could achieve. These artists mastered the art of authentically painting the landscape, not as they saw it, but rather as they had experienced it. The visits to St.Ives provided opportunities to reflect on and connect with my authentic voice as an artist. In 2014, many years later and following a successful career as a head of art in the UK, I made the life-changing decision to relocate to the Mexican Riviera with my family. Now a British artist and educator living in Mexico, I once again experienced a deep connection with the local coastal landscape with it’s contrasting textures and vibrant light. This connection was the catalyst that enabled the recent transformation in my work, from pure observation to a form of figurative abstraction. I paint intuitively, sometimes stopping to review or acknowledge fragments of the environment around me, but more often than not working from memory. Just as a dream has no physical substance, my images are less about a surface and focus more on the pure experience of human perception and evocation. Unlike photography that captures a moment that’s gone forever, my paintings deal with the past, present and then become an ongoing meditation on a timeless experience. My paintings encourage the viewer to celebrate, identify with and meditate on what it means to be present in the moment. "The ancient valid response of the painter to the world around him is one of delight and amazement, and we must recapture it." Patrick Heron
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