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The Oneiric image: symbols, automatism and the language of dreams

Posted: August 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

‘The Oneiric image: symbols, automatism and the language of dreams ‘

Exhibition at Lloyd Gill Gallery – Weston Super Mare

Tuesday 3rd August and finishes on 27th August

See more at The Lloyd Gill Gallery


A Compilation of Surreal works

Posted: July 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Private art show viewing, Friday 9th July, 5.30-7.30pm


Peace of Mind…

Posted: June 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Tittle: Peace of Mind
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 101×76 cm


Magic Paintings at Washington Gallery, Penarth

Posted: December 12th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »


Commission’s love, to be or not…

Posted: November 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

It wasn’t until mid Renaissance times that anyone other than the church was wealthy enough to afford decorative commissioned paintings. People wanted to show their wealth by asking painters and sculptors to do this.
Roman Art was almost as wallpaper, it covered most of the interior walls, outdoors murals, shop walls and ceilings.
Art form then, was a service to others, a technical skill brought into your establishment with limited individual freedom. Nevertheless, many artists while working for the church and patrons would also benefit from food and bedding as guests while executing their assignments.
In contemporary times, artists are given an assignment and we often pre-negotiate payment, theme, color scheme, size, etc…
Has the artist possess limited freedom in their work? What are the personal benefits besides the payment that an artist accomplishes from a commission that moves away from the individual style?
The challenge is that an artist has to re-think their work outside their ‘safe-comfort zone’ and create pieces that satisfy the commissioner as much as themselves.
I personally found this a very enjoyable journey for a professional artist. These five paintings shown here are an allocated comission to Novotel Hotel in my local zone.
After given a brief, I have walked to my studio thinking, researched and re-invent some artform that would still fall in to the client’s expectation and of course carry on my style signature. A challenge that I have truly enjoyed with the added bonus of discovering a new facet to my developing art skills.
Is a traditional artist an ego seeker? What is an artist true goal when producing art, is it their own fulfillment, or is it the rewarding enjoyment of public/patrons approval?


Tree Hugger

Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Tittle: The Tree Hugger

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 76 x 61 cm


MA SHOW 09 – University of Glamorgan

Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fri 18 Sept 6 – 8 pm
K Block University of Glamorgan Llantwit Road Treforest Pontypridd CF37 1DL
K9 Art Practice Final Shows
K4 Arts in the Community & Arts in Health Exposition
Exhibition continues 10.00 – 5.00 to Wed 23 Sept


Uncondiotionally

Posted: June 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Tittle: Unconditionally
Size: 102×76 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas


Happy Easter!

Posted: April 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Tittle: Rebirth Net
Size: 76×61 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas


School Painting Class

Posted: March 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Following up the lessons on observational drawing and painting, and the weather being back to cold and rainy, the school children were to make landscape paintings.

If we couldn’t go out into the landscape, why not bring the landscape in by making a miniature model with different subjects as a replacement for trees, sky and mountains:

This process was used many years ago, Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo was perhaps the first artist to use food to create a mosaic image, though his work was painted to create quite surreal subjects. Da Vinci was also said to use different vegetables as models to create diverse greenery. Here I have used different mediums as broccoli, Chinese cabbage, pebbles, cotton, fabric and a miniature horse to create a mini landscape.

Ages: 8-9 year olds

Number of children: 10

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 127 x 102 cm