Spaces with Paintings

Lately I have been placing my paintings in spaces. I have always been obsessed with the environmental and atmospheric surrounds in which we exist. Paintings sit on the wall, writing on the page or device, and music in between the walls. As a kid, I would compulsively change my furniture around to create a different room. Crazily enough, I still do something similar in painting and in rearranging rooms. We don’t really change that much from kidhood, do we? There are just more layers now. These layers get contained in new rooms, new paintings, new books. Here are a few examples of imagined spaces.

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The Retreat

Having lived in the city all my life, and having experienced the archetypal cities of the world while travelling, I have found that my favourite creative space is one close to nature. I have even noticed how the work I do out of my city studio is different to that done in the Retreat House. My dream is to one day allow access to my Retreat House (under some kind of arrangement) to emerging artists. There is something in the peace and the sounds of nature especially as the sun sets or as the sun rises, that is great for the creative soul.

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