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.


The Helping Hand

The Long Hello

Amazed Spectator

Trees I

Trees II


Opening Up


Psychological Turbulence

Sliding Through


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


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