Preview of exhibition date 16th April 2013
I show the symbolic images in my paintings as a complement to the imagery evoked in my poems. Ideas for the symbolism in my art derive from my poetry. Content of artwork is allegorical, full of metaphor, connotation and ambiguity. I start a painting with a combination of several images from a poem. Discovery and suggestion from my imagination emerge during the painting process and are a supplement to the poetry. The result has the intrinsic value of both poem and painting. Indeed, I show where the ideas in the paintings came from, hence this publication of my poems and paintings together.
Welcome to my web site. You can find comprehensive links to
general art and poetry sites from here, also,
an extensive resource on symbolism. - However, the main purpose
of this site is to promote my own symbolist paintings and poetry
art work. You can see an over all view of my art on my
slide show presentation via a 'Picture index Page'
Also, there are examples of my work showing my paintings and poems together.
Some of my art is shown on a list of art directory sites
and those of fellow artists who have kindly offered
to display my work. There have also been some
reviews of my paintings and you have the opportunity to give a
critique of my work too. .
Index for art work depicting
02 'Chasing a Fox' - childhood reminiscences
03 'School Days' - childhood reminiscences
04 Childhood reminiscences - paintings only
06 'Musicians Play, not seeing each Other in Orchestra'
07 'The Snail, the Fly and the Blackbird.
An Island, the Sky and the Sea'
08 'A King Rose to build a Palace'
09 'The Fisherman, the Judge and the Dragon'
10 'Stop smoking'or 'Would fire have listened to reason'
11 Still life and portraits
12 A Duel
13 The dark brown clock - and other short poems
15 'The Day Covers'
17 'The Anchor and Kite'
18 'Masked by Life'
19 'Through a Glass Eye'
20 'Hands Holding a See-Saw Door'
21 'A Game of Cards in a Ploughed Field'
22 'Hospital Ward'
23 'Door face - Shield face'
And other 'love and dream' poems & paintings.
24 'Swan in a flame'
25 'An Eccentric's Way to Juputer'
26 Fire on Beacon Hill
27 Forest of Trapeze Swings
28 Flowers Growing Through Chains
As a tribute to the many hours I've spent in the life room at Art College, also the life drawing sessions at the Harrogate Arcade Gallery ( Arcade Gallery, Harrogate ) and several private artist's studios over the years, here's a selection of some of my life drawings
Examples of my work are also shown on these
on-line directory web sites
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