'Naked Soul' is a combination of my artwork and the poetry of my partner Jo Lewis (now Joanne Aldersley), Written and painted through a period of struggle for both of us, the images and words often express similar emotions. Sometimes a poem would be triggered by a painting and sometimes I would select a piece that seemed to reflect the feelings of a poem that Jo had already written. We wanted to fuse the words and images together visually as well, hence the style of text overlay.It has been a labour of love and we hope to bring it before a wider audience who may feel a resonance with the words and images. We have created a collection of cards, prints and small handmade concertina books of the collection (titled 'Poetry from a Fractured Mind'). Here are some examples:
For more examples and ongoing events etc., here's a link to our Naked Soul Facebook Page
For available prints, here's a link to our Soulspace Gallery Shop Page.