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How_to_understand_my_work.pdf

People viewing my work are often bemused: "Lovely colours, Jon, but I just don't understand your work". Here is a short illustrated explanation that aims to put that right.

1 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2014
Album viewed 103 times

Landscapes


wood_and_water~0.jpg

When I paint a landscape, I try to immerse myself in the experience of being there, and depict the totality of what I see, how it feels physically, how it feels emotionally, history, future, what it means to me, and what I might mean to the land.

27 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2019
Album viewed 745 times

Portraits


Poppy.jpg

I try to capture my deepest reaction to a person, portraying this through colour and flux. I'm fascinated by ritual masks, especially the wonderful collection in the Pitt Rivers museum. When I'm painting a portrait I feel like I'm creating a ritual mask, seeking the primitive, the fundamental, the archetypal essence of the bond between me and the subject.

16 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2017
Album viewed 199 times

Sacred Art


Solstice_Sun_hanging.jpg

A reaction against the emptiness of mainstream conceptualism. Works of art made specifically for sacred rituals, which have become sacred objects themselves through their use.

11 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2012
Album viewed 816 times

Myth


Magic_Songbird_Dark.jpg

Occasionally I create paintings related to myth. I try to go beyond illustration and express the spiritual and emotional significance of the allegory through colour, shape and texture. These paintings are often abstract or semi-abstract.

15 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2012
Album viewed 212 times

Images with Text


Walk_into_the_open_air.jpg

I like to incorporate text into images, sometimes as formal poems, sometimes as almost insignificant details. Where the painting is clearly constructed to support the presentation of the text, these could be considered as Concrete Poems.

7 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2012
Album viewed 134 times

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