Mia Rogers: Selected Works

Mia is showing with me in an exhibition I am organising in the Paul McPherson Gallery, London in October.  I love her fresh, playful and imaginative paintings.  As you can possibly tell she is passionate about horses!

 

Alone

Alone

Multihorse

Multihorse

Orb

Orb

Robin

Robin

Untitled

Untitled

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Works: Three Portraits Of Ali

In the middle of the last decade I produced a very large series of small portraits of friends.  They are mostly in a loose, spontaneous and almost calligraphic style which I was exploring at the time for both portraits and landscapes.  With these works I created the drawing as freely and quickly as possible and then reinforced or amended the lines before filling in with paint.  Sometimes this approach worked well and sometimes it didn’t!

Ali As Egyptian Princess

Ali As Egyptian Princess

Alison - Bubble Portrait

Alison – Bubble Portrait

Alison Towers

Alison Towers

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: A Landscape Viewed From A Craft Called Polyphemus

I started a long series of landscapes at the end of the Nineties however by 2007 I was starting to merge these relatively simple pictures with my more serious work.  This particular painting has four thematic images at the left which evolve in an improvisational way across the picture plane.  The initiating imagery is derived from fragments of landscape (memories of my early childhood, sitting on a swing and looking over the valley to the hills the other side).

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A Landscape Viewed From A Craft Called Polyphemus

A Landscape Viewed From A Craft Called Polyphemus

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: A Landscape Called Leopold

This painting is based on a view of Cadbury Castle – an Iron Age hill fort in Somerset, Southern England – and was painted while listening to a program about Mozart on the radio; hence the title (Leopold being the christian name of his father) and the music inspired icons.  Normally the symbols in my “Meditative Landscapes” are based on my interaction with the landscape rather than what is happening when I am creating it!

Incidentally, for once it is the painting which is skew whiff rather the photograph.  It is one of a series I stretched myself from canvas scraps; some of the other works in the series actually show where my wife sewed the pieces of canvas together.

 

A Landscape Called Leopold

A Landscape Called Leopold

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Works: A God Creating The World

I did the first version of A GOD CREATING THE WORLD in 1987.  I actually painted it over a very early flower painting – I left the flowers showing in a number of places!  I sold this work in the early Nineties and then decided to do what turned out to be two more versions in the early Noughties.  I can’t remember if the latter versions have ever been shown.

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A God Creating The World

A God Creating The World

 

A God Creating The World

A God Creating The World

 

A God Creating The World

A God Creating The World

Gerald Shepherd: Selected Work: A Fish Dreams Of Dry Land

Much of my work done between 1980 and 1986 was in the form of pencil drawings on acrylic gesso and covered with acrylic medium/varnish.  Unfortunately the varnish yellowed and in some cases ran – mainly because I put it on very thick so I wouldn’t smudge the pencil.  I rarely exhibit them now (for obvious reasons) but this fairly recent painting is in the style of these works: although much simpler.  The images are surreal elaborations of a fish out of water theme.

 

A Fish Dreams Of Dry Land

A Fish Dreams Of Dry Land