December 2009 exhibition in Merrow Hall St Pius)
I am a Painter.....
Modern painting doesn't just tell us about mountains, trees, oceans and skies, but about what's inside our heads and hearts and in our souls.This vast expanse of emotions and thoughts remain relatively uncharted territory. What more do you want to be inspired by? Indeed Painting as a medium is just as relevant and original as those Art Historians weren't when consigned Painting to the Artistic dust-bin in the 1980s.
I have been Painting for 23 years but these new paintings are a departure in the use of both acrylic and oil, and are meant to reflect colour simplicity and gentle reasoning, that I hope is optimistic and reminds us that life is in colour. For this reason, I've accompanied these paintings with a poem that is about next summer, sunny-side-up .
Blue -lit valleys bare yellow skies
that flight the swooping dawn
between lanes hedged by hawthorn
pressing the warming sun.
On shimmering waves wheat plaits
spray sound harmonizing with the
Ochre that wind pageants of cloud
like a sun is roaming freedom
This emblazoned barley woven
Consoles the breeze soft in caressing
trees, parched in the grazing of
languishing in the canopy of day
hastened by the vineyard of horizons
like shorelines falling into the porous shallow of ocean.
For waves tickle on sand grains of dusk
in rock pools last turquoise.....
glitter moon sea
tide of skies
footprints the waters edge.....
....Lone inner stars dance
ploughing its waves.