Category: Painters with Parkinson’s

  • “Ennui”

    I created this work as a way voicing my frustrations with the way that Parkinson’s disease is rapidly stealing my ability to speak. It began with just one word, loner; I decided that it was not the right choice and so started thinking of others that would best describe the feelings of isolation that can […]

  • 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. […]

  • “Helter Skelter”

    “Helter Skelter” – Acrylic and ink on paper, 50cm. x 70cm. The title came from the sixties White Album, but the image was inspired by a recent Paul Macartney concert. Could I be going around in circles on this hectic fairground slide?  Where the satisfaction of conquering one challenge of Parkinson’s disease, is soured by frustration. […]

  • Patterns of Place.

    It has been a little while since my last post, nevertheless I have not been unproductive. These images, completed a few months ago are a way of progressing from the landscapes in my last posts.  I am lured back to abstraction in my search  to translate emotion, and a sence of place, into the visual. […]