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Today’s light was very surreal. Spots of sunlight illuminated small areas across the open landscape, where ever it could seep through the fog and clouds. Something to fuel my current paintings   

Signal Open 2015 Video

Here is a short video put together by Signal Arts Centre of all finalists including my work showing at tomorrow nights official opening of the exhibition. My paintings ‘Memory Loss’ and ‘Here One Day’ will be on show here until August 16th. 

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And so the words floating ambiguously around my head have finally come to a conclusion. Title for this new finished piece, ‘6th Floor’.
  

This piece took a long time to come together. It started out so differently and to a point where I ended up with such dissatisfaction, that I painted over it and flipped the canvas upright into ‘portrait format’. It didn’t go anywhere for a long time, months actually and then I realised I needed some more time.. ! In my wierd way of explaining many things, it was like I need something to lift me from my ground of too much thinking.. It was a struggle to make it work. So I just left it and went on to paint other pieces such as Foot Bridge, Here One Day, Haze and others I have started there after.. I ran out of canvas so I had to wait to get some money together for new canvas.. I was forced then to go back to the, ‘it’s not speaking to me or even listening to me!’, painting. I know many other artists, painters, sculptors, writers and musicians can relate to me here.. So I just left it and spent more time back out in the open landscape and surround myself in the hills and mountains and a fear that reflected inner depths. I went back to this piece and worked on it for weeks and finally out of nowhere it just started making sense..of me or perhaps, I of it. Who knows?