“Over the Fence – 2”

Over the Fence-2

“Over the Fence – 2”. Acrylic on 300.gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm.

I have been asked what is it that brings me back to a more representational style. In other words, why am I painting these new landscapes?  Am I reflecting back to the woodlands of my youth?  The answer is that I do not know, nor should I be too concerned. I think that to be too analytical may lead me toward fabricating an untruth.

To me “Over the Fence” is much the same as my recent abstract landscapes. When I look back on them they seem have an element of the unknown in nature. It may be that I am responding to a fear of the unknown, There may also be a supersticious or spiritual concern in my work. Nevertheless to think too much about the reason why when I am painting would lead me nowhere.  No matter what the subject, there is much intuition in my work.

 

 

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

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 has spent most of his working life in the electrical trades. He was lucky enough to be accepted as a full time, mature age student (aged 63) 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. David regards himself as a mature age, emerging artist.

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