Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: Adoration Of The Shepherds (Music For A Film)

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)

Adoration Of The Shepherds (Music For A Film)

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Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: Adoration Of The Magi

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.

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Adoration Of The Magi

Adoration Of The Magi

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Works: Additions To A Landscape, Abstract And Figurative Versions

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.

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Additions To A Landscape - Abstract Version

Additions To A Landscape – Abstract Version

 

Additions To A Landscape - Figurative Version

Additions To A Landscape – Figurative Version

 

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: A Day In The Lives Of Peter Panic

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

A Day In The Lives Of Peter Panic

Gerald Shepherd: A Day In My Life As A Scene From The Trojan War – Or How To Be Yourself And Your Enemy

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

A Day In My life As A Scene From The Trojan War – Or How To Be Yourself And Your Enemy

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Gerald Shepherd: Selected Works: 30-06-97 – Variants One & Two

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!

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30-06-97 Variant One

30-06-97 Variant One

 

30-06-97 Variant Two

30-06-97 Variant Two

 

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work – 30-06-97 Condensation One And 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.

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30-06-97 Condensation One

30-06-97 Condensation One

 

30-06-97 Condensation Two

30-06-97 Condensation Two