Continuing as a development from earlier works, even so, I consider this painting to be an ‘Intuitive Abstraction’. Obviously my mind must have been pre-programmed by what I had painted earlier, yet it was not a planned image. Not until a certain stage in the painting process did I decide on a final image, at which point, the ‘left side’ of my brain collaborates with its opposite, working towards the final picture. Then I have to decide what it all means to me. What it may convey to the viewer may be something completely different. To me, it is an intuitive response to what has gone before, touching on the complex process of memory and its affinity with abstract painting. I am pleased with the result.
David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. David spent many years working in the electrical trades. In 2011 he had the good fortune to be accepted as a full time, mature age student at Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. graduating after four years of study with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David paints in his studio most days. His abstract works are inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, a series of emotional situations infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new direction. His 'Elemental Representional" abstract paintings use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create his visual story line. David regards himself as a mature age, emerging artist.
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