Friday 28 September 2012

Mist over Pendle

Pendle Hill - dark and brooding. My latest pastel painting captures, I hope, a sense of the hill's mysterious presence and history. Having lived in its shadow for most of my life, these moods have become in some way a part of me. In paintings like this, my inner and outer worlds come together in ways that can only be expressed visually. I hope the image 'speaks' to you as the the hill does to me.

Mist Over Pendle

Saturday 1 September 2012

I've lost count of the weeks, but I've recently been trying to push the boundaries of my own work. The image below is a semi abstract piece called 'Red Sky at Night'. I used Acrylics on canvas and worked rapidly so that the brushstrokes would have energy and 'presence'. My Abstracts page contains more of the recent work - some of which were attempts to articulate some of the more difficult emotional undercurrents of my character and experience of recent years. I think that some of the richest art, music and writing often come from times of great challenge and loss in our lives. As we find ways of expressing it, we can connect our personal experience to something universal.