The mountains I had to climb make it back into the studio…
I began this new piece, which was originally drafted in charcoal on 15th August 2022, my 50th birthday! I know right!? I like to start a new work on my birthday and at Christmas; Solstices and Equinoxes may also be used as an excuse to do this. Why I think I still need an excuse…
Analyze This! Making Something Outta Nothing…
I self medicate with art, sleep, tears and acceptance… p.t. Not a lot to show this week, though I have been writing quite a bit. I’ve been depressed, hence why black & white feels appropriate. Depression is a weird thing. I’ve struggled with it my whole life. I think, because I overthink, therefore I’m busy…
LARGE Abstractions: In The Pink!
I’m loving my new abstract piece. The charcoal and matte varnish give it something delightfully scruffy. I’m pretty scruffy today and I don’t even care! Until I want to look smart! Art is like that. Sometimes scruffy, sometimes smart. Sometimes naked and too damn clever for its own good. I aim for exciting and unpredictable.…
Meet Me In The SUNDAY STUDIO! Live painting studio pilot
Woohoo! I’m back and painting again and I made a little video to prove it! Tune in, if you will, tomorrow (Sunday 20th Sept 2020) for the pilot episode of SUNDAY STUDIO and show me you are game by watching, liking and subscribing! That would be wonderful! To purchase this work in print: https://ptartworks.com/portfolio/sunday-studio-featured-print-the-beach-hut/
I think this is my most abstract-like-abstract piece ever…I think so! 🤔 Why? Because its minimalist, and minimalism is hard. The thing is, it felt like a triumph just to be able to STOP! Can you relate to how hard it is to stop, sometimes? Something drives us! Its hard to leave things as they…
I’m tired. Can you tell? Its been a busy and emotional week and today’s effort looks like a dreamy haze of texture, just like my tired brain. I’m wondering if it needs some flowers? I hope you find your dreamy hazy self this evening. 😉
Its time for the rebels to fly! Enquiries welcome 😉 I have since edited this piece and it now looks like this…
Glyphs & Cyphers
A mini abstract series with the famous Barnett Newman “zip” in copper metallic. Barnett Newman was one of the New York school of abstract artists and made lots and lots of “zip” paintings. Was inspired to use the zip device in 2018 when I was studying other abstract artists around the world. I love it!…
Summer Floral Abstracts
I get the love of flowers from my mum, but eventually, I’ve found a way to make them a bit different to the standard floral presentation. I think it has an ethereal feel to it, this one.
Spring/early summer is a fantastic time of year, though I get hay-fever when the tree pollen is out, my eyes can’t get enough of natures resplendent display of colour and shape!