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Blogging on my paintings

"Shelter"

Kite_2

"The last few years have tested me, and I pray that I have passed. At being a father no matter the weight I once carried. I will find the answer from my children in years to come, in their quietest moments.
 
Today is a new day. I am proud of this shelter, the fruit of my labour; the fresh start it affords us. The warm morning light pours in through the clear windows. The trees overhanging do not cast a shadow, as they sway with the warm breeze. My family is together, vigour renewed, hearts filled with joy."


"Shelter" 2017
Mixed media on canvas
150cm x 200cm
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"Rock"

Rock

I remember spending a New Year's down in Albany at a friends house many, many years ago. It was a fun long night and the morning ended with us a climbing up a small mountain.

It was a great adventure and one that resulted in a scar on my left shoulder that is still clear to this day.

I made up the board from two pieces of disused wood panels. I liked the bottom as is, so decided to leave it. I liked it enough, but I also wanted to show the viewer the marks and drips of a painting during it's creation.

"Gibraltar rock" 2017 (Redux)
Mixed media on board
90cm x 90cm
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"I've been here before"

Been_here_before

I'm trying to 'un-paint'. I'm trying to find that section of my brain that doesn't govern my ideas and techniques. Trying to let go if you know what I mean.

It may have been difficult at times, but the entire paining was fun and energetic. I didn't stop or dwell on anything. I just went for it with free will keeping me positive.

"I've been here before" 2017
Mixed media on canvas
152cm x 202cm (diptych)
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"Self portrait of me as someone else"

Portrait_1

The person that I look at in the mirror. The man I hardly recognise sometimes. I'm a Father with a 4 and 1 year old and have occasionally struggled with the sleepless nights, demands of work and the challenges of family. That and I'm in my mid forties, so age is an interesting and curious subject to explore. Sometimes it all builds up and I felt I needed to record this as an artist.
"Self portrait as someone else" 2017 (Redux)
Mixed media on board
90cm x 90cm
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