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
Oil and oil pastel on canvas
Framed
1100 x 1100mm
TInatangi I
Oil, enamel and oil pastel on canvas // 1010x1010mm // with thin wood edge reverse box frame
Innermost II
Oil and oil pastel on canvas
1x1m
Natural wood edge frame
Lagoon II
Acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Pathways 1
Flamenco
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//300 x 300 mm
Framed, wood edge reversed box frame.
Halcyon I
Oil and oil pastel on canvas//950 x 800mm
Colour Fields
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 250 x 250mm
Integrating The Feminine Series
Flame River II
Oil and oil pastel on canvas
65x75 cm
White wood edge frame
Small Abstract Blocks On Wall l
Village 1
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600x 850mm
Entering the Sanctuary
Oil and oil pastel on wood
300 x 300cm
Emota Series I
300 x 300mm Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
Ellysion
1200 x 1200 mm
Oil and oil pastel on canvas
Eloquence
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//220 x 220 mm
Framed, wood edge reversed box frame.
Pod Leaf Seed LR
acrylic and ink on wood
42 x 42cm
Crystalline Coal
Acrylic, oil pastel, graphite on plywood 1100 x 1100 mm
Ebullience
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600 x 850mm
Emota Series III
310 x 310mm Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
Precious Things
310 x 310mm Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
Belgard I LR
Oil, enamel and oil pastel on canvas // 1010x1010mm // with thin wood edge reverse box frame
Pathways II
acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Caverns Of Light III
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
Framed
300 x 300 mm
Reflected
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood//framed//600 x 600mm
Coalesce I
Oil and oil pastel on canvas // 600 x 600mm
Tidal I
Acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Entering the Sanctuary
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
Framed
300 x 300 mm
HillSide I
Acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Cherished I
Acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Abode
Oil and enamel with oil pastel on canvas 1000 x 1000mm
Origins I, II
Oil and oil pastel on canvas
450 x 1500 mm
Kiaat frame - thin wood edge
Memory Stone In Lounge
Oil and oil pastel on canvas 1.2 x 2.5 m
Return To The Beloved II
Acrylic and ink on wood
22 x 22cm
Emota Series IV
240 x 240mm Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
Flora and Gemology Series I
Oil and varnish on wood 1100 x 1400mm
Framed
SOLD
Camping
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
30 x 30 cm
Mineral Origins I
Acrylic, silver-leaf, graphite, oil pastels on plywood 1100 x 1100 mm
Caverns Of Light II
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood
Framed
300 x 300 mm
Boulder
Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 300 x 300cm
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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.

Reflections Series  Autumn. After Noon.p

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South African - Visual Artist

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Camping

Acrylic and oil pastel on wood 30 x 30 cm