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.
Born in 1947 in North Wales, David migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. He graduated from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours).
Davids artwork is inspired by memory; but rather than depict specific events, he reflects emotional situations, infused by present moments of recollection.
In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.
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