Return To The Beloved series - acrylic a

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Abstracts

Abstraction: Freedom from representational qualities in art

The first painting I recall creating as a child (4 yrs old) was an abstract. I called it 'Archway'. My grandmother fell in love with it and had it beautifully framed for her home, where it hung in her stylish living-room until she died in her late 90's.

Many of my abstract works are on wood or canvas and some on paper. All mediums: oils, enamel, acrylic, oil pastels, silver-leaf and graphite.

 

With abstract work I feel that I get closer to my original experience of the creative process with art - specifically with painting. My work is based solely on feeling; emotions and their immediate translation into colour or form. My responses to that which I absorb from the world around me, filter through from mind to body and translate into visible creation. The emotive energy of the work is a very big part of each piece. It has taken me some time to get to this place, where I can go straight to the canvas or paper with nothing but an emotion and not have that process interrupted by context and intellectual understanding.

I seem to be taking orders from my inner artist as I feel my way through the process; 'this is right here', 'more yellow here', 'this must go away' or 'more of this' etc. I simply trust the odd monologue that goes on inside my

head...


Read more about the Emota Series here on my blog.

Innermost I
Innermost I

Oil and oil pastel on canvas Framed 1100 x 1100mm

Tinatangi I
Tinatangi I

Oil, enamel and oil pastel on canvas // 1010x1010mm // with thin wood edge reverse box frame

Innermost II
Innermost II

Oil and oil pastel on canvas 1x1m Natural wood edge frame

Lagoon II
Lagoon II

Acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Pathways 1
Pathways 1
Flamenco
Flamenco

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//300 x 300 mm Framed, wood edge reversed box frame.

Halcyon I
Halcyon I

Oil and oil pastel on canvas//950 x 800mm

Colour Fields
Colour Fields

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 250 x 250mm

Integrating The Feminine Series
Integrating The Feminine Series
Flame River II
Flame River II

Oil and oil pastel on canvas 65x75 cm White wood edge frame

Small Abstract Blocks On Wall l
Small Abstract Blocks On Wall l
Village 1
Village 1

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600x 850mm

Entering the Sanctuary
Entering the Sanctuary

Oil and oil pastel on wood 300 x 300cm

Emota Series I
Emota Series I

300 x 300mm Acrylic and oil pastel on wood

Ellysion
Ellysion

1200 x 1200 mm Oil and oil pastel on canvas

Eloquence
Eloquence

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//220 x 220 mm Framed, wood edge reversed box frame.

Pod Leaf Seed LR
Pod Leaf Seed LR

acrylic and ink on wood 42 x 42cm

Crystalline Coal
Crystalline Coal

Acrylic, oil pastel, graphite on plywood 1100 x 1100 mm

Ebullience
Ebullience

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600 x 850mm

Emota Series III
Emota Series III

310 x 310mm Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Precious Things
Precious Things

310 x 310mm Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Belgard I LR
Belgard I LR

Oil, enamel and oil pastel on canvas // 1010x1010mm // with thin wood edge reverse box frame

Pathways II
Pathways II

acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Caverns Of Light III
Caverns Of Light III

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood Framed 300 x 300 mm

Reflected
Reflected

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600 x 600mm

Coalesce I
Coalesce I

Oil and oil pastel on canvas // 600 x 600mm

Tidal I
Tidal I

Acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Entering the Sanctuary
Entering the Sanctuary

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood Framed 300 x 300 mm

HillSide I
HillSide I

Acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Cherished I
Cherished I

Acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Abode
Abode

Oil and enamel with oil pastel on canvas 1000 x 1000mm

Origins I, II
Origins I, II

Oil and oil pastel on canvas 450 x 1500 mm Kiaat frame - thin wood edge

Return To The Beloved II
Return To The Beloved II

Acrylic and ink on wood 22 x 22cm

Emota Series IV
Emota Series IV

240 x 240mm Acrylic and oil pastel on wood

Flora and Gemology Series I
Flora and Gemology Series I

Oil and varnish on wood 1100 x 1400mm Framed SOLD

Camping
Camping

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 30 x 30 cm

Mineral Origins I
Mineral Origins I

Acrylic, silver-leaf, graphite, oil pastels on plywood 1100 x 1100 mm

Caverns Of Light II
Caverns Of Light II

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood Framed 300 x 300 mm

Boulder
Boulder

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 300 x 300cm

Coral I
Coral I

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas//1200 x 950mm

Most of my art is available in limited edition print format. Please use my CONTACT page for queries and obtaining quotes.

 

For me, the creation process of an abstract painting is closest described as a form of dance -  conscious, intuitive movement through reactions and responses of creation.

 

Through the making, I am distilling an emotion down to a few simple things, stripping away context which gives me the freedom I often long for when creating representational art works.