“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

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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