Welcome to my art blog.
This blog records my work and recent exhibitions (plus thoughts/concerns about it – of which there are usually many!), the work of my friends and details of the group shows I organise. I also plan to include other material related to my art activities and interests.
In my own work I am interested in using the creation of art as a philosophical and experimental tool as well as presenting a more holistic portrayal of the world. I often use a combination of controlling structure and various types of evolving image sequences to explore a particular idea. Currently my creative output takes the form of a number of painting and drawing styles, including my attempts at creating new landscape and portrait traditions. However, in the past I have been involved with performance art, environmental constructions, sculpture/assemblages and conceptual art in numerous manifestations.
I coined the term Ionist Art in the middle Seventies to cover the work I was doing at the time which lay somewhere in between art and science. In the Eighties I founded the Ionist Art Group to bring together artists and scientists to exchange ideas and collaborate on joint projects. Since then I have been staging regular Ionist Art group exhibitions for artists with a multidisciplinary approach to creativity.
I do hope you find something of interest here. Further information on my own work and group activities can be found on my reference site: http://www.ionistart.me.uk or one of my facebook pages (http://www.facebook.com/gerald.shepherd2 is a good starting point).