Category: Intuitive Abstraction

  • “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 […]

  • Self Portrait-(smiling on the inside)

                                                  Charcoal and white chalk on paper. My observations of the serious expression that many of us with Parkinson’s Disease live with.  Followed by a few written thoughts of daily frustrations.     […]

  • Figurative Abstract (untitled – 1)

    Figurative Abstract (untitled 1). Acrylic on canvas, 50cm. x 70cm. Using spontaneous and intuitave responses to personal emotions, this painting again references Parkinson’s.  My use of vivid colours is a rebellious statement that rails against what could easily be a depressive disease. The tottering figure, mimics the unstable walk and freezing of gait, that makes […]

  • “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. […]

  • “Celtic Links”

    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 […]