When I sat down to revise my artist's statement, I read the above manifesto again. It reminded me why I had to transition from a formal career to painting full time. Painting is my expression of so much. What I could not say in my earlier career can now be communicated in my paintings.
I can easily call my style of painting impressionist-inspired. A painterly style of loose brushwork and generous paint application. Outdoors instead of in the studio - and so on.
But these labels are not important. I paint because it is my calling to paint. I am drawn to landscape and there is little I can do to resist it. It is part of me and that is my daily challenge. To become more in tune with my subject I must paint as much as possible. Study the masters, but find my own way.
To improve my art makes me better able to express myself on the canvas. The only way for me is to follow what gives me joy - that is art. One day at a time.
My studio gallery is in East London although I sell my works all over South Africa and overseas. Feel free to contact me about art. Please also join me on my Blog page for regular articles about art.
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PS: An interview with House and Leisure magazine.
How You Can Experience More:
Choosing to be an artist has been a spiritual journey as well as a practical journey for me. The commitment has been considerable, but the rewards have been even greater (I do not mean financial). I have learnt many lessons and still have a long way to go. Join me on this journey by:
- Becoming a member of my Artist's and Collector's Circle. There are plenty of good things coming your way when you join up.
- Start Painting with me. Either on one of my personalised courses or on one of my workshops.
- Join our Community at Loosen Up Your Painting. This is a place to enjoy extensive demos, try your painting challenge and get critiques or feedback from me. Join in and help other artists too.
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