'Zen Watergarden 1'

Width: 80 Height: 80 cms
oils-allegorical-landscape


As a younger artist I spent years wrestling with the devices and rhetoric of modern art practice, in skid row studios, in New York and Los Angeles, self-consciously referring and positioning my work within the scheme of the art and artists around me. My paintings I believe, were not truly my own but strove to belong to a Zietgeist. A move from the over-stimulation of big city life, to rural singularity in the 1990's, liberated me to explore pure honest painting, stripped of intellectual manifesto and contrivance. My approach with this collection, is to convey the marvel of witnessing the “varying constants” that are the seasonal interactions of air, light, water and earth. The surprise one feels at encountering sunlight in a wood, the way clouds morph and dance their way across a watery sky, or the Zen like arrangement of objects in the accidental landscape. These paintings should communicate viscerally with the viewer and require no interpretation. Though I have stripped my work of its old references and stratagems, I still think of it as completely Contemporary. For me, landscape painting is not an historical backwater, but a cutting edge expression of modern man's spiritual relationship with his environment. I am intrigued by exploring those tiny moments of observable Natural happening that can be elevated to the grand tableaux of drama, mystery and wonder, in order to connect the viewer to his own sense of being “Alive.” In a world where nature in it's delicate, pristine form is heavily discounted and disappearing day by day, largely invisible to the majority, my painting works to remove the conceptual and literal, in order to put a value on clarity, silence and the understanding that without wonder we lose our soul. These paintings are a Celebration.

 1-5 of 5 pieces. 

Birdsong
Medium: oils
Subject: landscape
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 80 Height: 80 cms
Price: Sold
Dawn Chorus
Medium: oils
Subject: landscape
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 100 Height: 80 cms
Price: $0, €3000
Marsh
Medium: oils
Subject: landscape
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 80 Height: 80 cms
Price: $0, €2500
Measuring the Solstice 5
Medium: oils
Subject: landscape
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 80 Height: 80 cms
Price: $0, €2500
Over the Top
Medium: oils
Subject: landscape
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 80 Height: 120 cms
Price: $0, €4000
 1-5 of 5 pieces.