Friday, 18 January 2013

Paintings 1999-2002


Here are some of my early paintings, 24 out of 100 I made during this period.

It was a focused and determined period of painting for me. Drawing out the subconscious motifs from my dreams, exploring mediumship and shamanic journeying. 

Projecting distilled elements of my psyche onto the white expanse of clouded, scintillating sky above me; envisaged as a blank canvas, reflected back through the spectrum of my imagination. 

This is the visual language I used to describe the internal landscapes stirred up by the tendrils of my curiosity. The medium is oil on board.


Twelve

The Helping Hand
 

The Long Hello



Amazed Spectator


Trees I

 
Trees II


Question


Opening Up


Information


Psychological Turbulence


Sliding Through


Mischief


Root Canal Treatment


Hailing New Ideas


Whirlpool Warning

The inspiration for this painting came from a childhood memory. 
Years after making the painting I came across this photograph, which I'd never seen before, of the memory in question.



Far Away

Kiss


Something Strange in the Garden


Alman Almana (The Protector)

There's a story behind this painting. I lived next door to a medium and she had sittings with a wealthy banker. During one of these sittings she spoke of an ebony man. That night I dreamed of the ebony man and was told his name is Alman Almana the protector. And so it is...


What Is Left Behind


The Tallest Tree


Prairie Dog


The Thirteenth Dimension


Eye Spy