This painting is based on a conventionally figurative picture I did some years ago for a local hospital. In this version I replaced the representational figures with structures and shapes which hold symbols, abstracted shapes and patterns. These are fairly simple and seek to convey emotional states and moods rather than proper characterization.
Adoration Of The Shepherds (Music For A Film)
Out of the blue I started a very long series of landscapes at the end of the Nineties; however I continued with my more complex meditative and sequential works. This work combines both disciplines by using invented landscapes instead of symbols to represent the thoughts and emotions of the characters in the picture.
Adoration Of The Magi
Improvisation is an important element in many of my works; usually in the same sense as in a jazz solo where images are developed from an original image or idea. These two works are relatively simple compositions with abstract and figurative sequences of images moving across the picture plane in front of a conventionally configured landscape.
Additions To A Landscape – Abstract Version
Additions To A Landscape – Figurative Version
Peter Panic first appeared as a character in my paintings and drawings in 1983/1984. Initially he (or she) represented an ideal person – especially one I wanted to meet (the eponymous protagonist in Searching For Peter Panic alludes to Petronella from the Malcolm Saville novels for example) and then they came to represent a facet of my own personality, temporarily replacing both Manfred Wing and Peter “Rabbit” White.
This particular work has a left to right image narrative superimposed over and accompanied by other sequential sets of imagery. I am sorry the photograph is a bit skew whiff, I will endeavour to rephotograph it at some point.
A Day In The Lives Of Peter Panic
Many of my works, especially my “Ionist” drawings and “Meditative Process Art” paintings between 1984 and 1993, comprised of very complex strands of interacting images. This is a very simple derivative with a short sequence of evolving pictures.
A Day In My life As A Scene From The Trojan War – Or How To Be Yourself And Your Enemy
These are variations on the two paintings I posted earlier in the week (which themselves were derived from photographs I took close to ten years earlier). I do occasionally base paintings on previous works and sometimes even derive further paintings from those!
PLEASE IGNORE WHAT I WROTE ABOVE! THE WORKS BELOW ARE THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND THE ONES BEFORE WERE THE DERIVATIVES!
30-06-97 Variant One
30-06-97 Variant Two
These two relatively small landscapes were derived from photographs I took during my honeymoon in 1997 of Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire UK. They were produced close to the start (2004) of an extended series of pictures which I have called “Meditative Landscapes” as they aim to show a representation of a scene plus my emotional and intellectual responses to it. It is not that evident in small examples like this but the style combines observation (or memory) with the image sequences of my more serious work – with these I attempt to portray the historical, scientific and possibly even mystical associations found in the living environment.
30-06-97 Condensation One
30-06-97 Condensation Two