Category: Abstract Art

  • “Damn” Parkinson’s.

    Whilst trying to maintain an image free of any direct reference to Parkinson’s, I find it imppossible to disregard symbols, motifs and colours I have used in my painting process while living with the disease, nor would I really want to. Parkinson’s is now part of my DNA, (a fact I cannot escape). Therfore I […]

  • Kissing in the Moonlight

    Kissing in the Moonlight.  Just a simple painting remembering something that I imagine we have all done at some time in the past,  I hope for most of us, the happy days will continue forever.

  • Festination.

    Festination; those small steps that lead to a shuffling gait, that in turn make walking extremely difficult, can be very frustrating.  Often it leads to loss of balance, freezing of gait and falling.  Such frustration was the driving force that led me to create this painting, though the frustration itself played no active role in […]

  • The Struggle

    “The Sruggle”(2020). Oil Sticks on paper. Parkinson’s and the struggle within.  Now; over three years since the initial diagnosis, I question whether I have really accepted the truth of it.  One cannot argue with the physical realities of the progressive disease and this fact alone places the mind in an uncertain situation.  On the one […]

  • “Damn Parkinson’s”

    Pushing – On. The struggle of living with Parkinson’s Disease. I needed to depict a figure pushing against unseen forces that entangle and distract, forces that seem to anchor my feet. I pull against them, pushing forward towards the crossing.  If I am bold enough to stand at the kerb, traffic will stop, then the […]

  • “Over the River”

    “Over the River”- 60cm. x 72cm. Acrylic, charcoal,ink, on paper. This painting was given the title “Over the River’, because it was influenced by the PD Warrior stepping exercise of that name.  I find it a helpful training aid for my walking ability.   Unfortunately, nothing is foolproof, and I suffered my first Parkinson’s related […]

  • “Then and Now”

    “Then and Now.” A Self Portrait.  Acrylic, ink and collage on paper. 50cm. x 70cm. The blank, expressionless Parkinson’s face, looks through the Kaleidoscope of colours with which I love to fill my paintings; expressing the brightness and joy camouflaged by the mask. Cheers Dave.

  • “The Writing is on the Wall”

    “The Writing is on the Wall” – acrylic, ink on paper. 50cm. x 70cm. In this chaotic painting my prime intent was to include text, I am not sure why. Maybe it is out of concern about my worsening handwriting, or more likely because I am now able to include text with a certain authority. […]

  • “Steady Hands – Lost Neurons”

    Acrylic and ink on 300gsm paper. 50cm. x 70cm. Recognisable motifs or symbols have become recurring elements in my works. New symbols often appear as a painting developes and if relevant, they remain. The hands developed from vague distant memories of junior school art, (when we would draw an outline around our hands to be […]

  • “Scribbling”

    “Scibbling”, Acrylic and Ink on paper. 50cm. x 70cm. Another painting in my ‘Parkinson’s’ series of works. Composed of many layers, laden with symbolism and memory, from the blackboard in earlier layers to the egg in the foreground. It recalls the thrill as a young schoolboy is introduced to pots of coloured paints, comparing that […]