To mark what would have been Richard Diebenkorns birthday today, here is a collaboration piece I recently completed with @tom_voyce in homage to him. On abstraction and painting Diebenkorn said; “All paintings start out of a mood, out of a relationship with things or people, out of a complete visual impression. To call this expression abstract seems to me often to confuse the issue. Abstract means literally to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract… a realistic or non-objective approach makes no difference. The result is what counts” Continue reading
I have recently spent a day in the studio collaborating with friend and fellow painter Tom Voyce. We spent the day discussing and exploring new ideas and potential future projects… Watch this space for more details! Continue reading
Some notes from my recent visit to PETER DOIG at the Michael Werner gallery in London.
Split between four rooms over two stories, the exhibition marks a refreshing and exciting approach to contemporary art exhibitions whilst offering a valuable and rare insight into the work and processes of a leading contemporary painter. Continue reading
Some thoughts, reflections and observations from todays research meeting.
- Importance of writing about the work as it is being created: tests whether one thoroughly understands the implications of what they’re doing, whilst clarifying and recording the processes by which it is done.
– Keep a diary open at all times so as recording observation and reflection become a continuous process.
In homage to Peter Lanyon on what would have been his 100th birthday. This is my piece from 2009 ‘Tanybwlch 1’ heavily influenced by his work. Referring to the theme of landscape in his work he said; “…these things take us into the places where our trial is with forces greater than ourselves, where skill and training and courage combine to make us transcend our ordinary lives.” Continue reading
The following is an account I have written about the work of my friend and winner of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017. The piece offers an insight and observations on his motivations and working practices. Continue reading
In homage to Jackson Pollock on what would have been his 106th birthday today. Here’s my pieces from 2017 in response to his late ‘black pour’ paintings. His wife and fellow painter Lee Krasner described this new aesthetic as “Painting with the immediacy of drawing”
The following pieces are from a body of work I began to explore and develop whilst on my most recent trip to China. The origins of the work stem from a number of lessons I taught, directed at exploring tone. Continue reading
Notes and general cognitive ramblings from a recent meeting.
Jackson Pollock on accident and intention: “Its not accident if you respond”. Continue reading
Extracts from the blue studio notebook 2017
Pieces intend to explore & further investigate the process and application of paint of Pollock’s late pour techniques.