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The Mindset of an Easy Breeze

The Mindset of an Easy Breeze

This is a stubborn beast of a canvas. I was sure it would be finished for my show in June “Go, Go Pitch-Black Night”. But no, just before the finish line, it took a sharp left into a dark forest where it has been sitting, defiant and undecided. I couldn’t hear it, and I had no…

The Flight Path of Mechanical Pollen

The Flight Path of Mechanical Pollen

Forms float in and out of my mind. I see a shape and then draw it, but nothing else might evolve from it. This is the first ever Mechanical Pollen sketch. It's tiny and filthy and probably close to ten years old. It’s been on the fridge door, the floor of the studio, just hanging around. I kept drawing others, and the…

It's About Time

It's About Time

Painting is kind of a mad thing to do. Being an electrician or baker has obvious merit. Being a doctor is almost saintly. Being an abstract painter seems an inch away from being seen as a causality of society. Being a poet is probably worse, but I don’t know many poets so I can’t say for sure...

Shape Shadow Dreams

Shape Shadow Dreams

It probably sounds a bit iffy when I say that something came to me in a dream but last night something did. When I walked passed my paintings this morning an image I dreamt about came back to me. I ran over, took up a dirty oil paint brush and sketched it on the back of a canvas. Later, over coffee, I sketched the motif a ...