I am a painter using process and formal means to
create a visual analogy for the process of living in a
world. The aim is always to make works that are
enigmatic, contemplative objects, carrying a certain
poetic power and at
the same time to make something that is a
statement of personal ideals and an expression of
my sense of the
disorderly-order around us, that is, the continual
struggle between necessary order and desirable
My techniques are a deliberate mixture of choice and chance as a metaphor for the way we live. Paint is applied in layers to canvas or board by rolling, dragging, printing, pouring, scribbling or any other method that comes to mind. These loose methods, random in varying degrees, are balanced against a grid or band structure.
The process then, is the core of the work. It is important that my paintings are seen as Paintings rather than Pictures as they are constructions in paint and sometimes collage that are expected to stand in their own right as an exercise in visual dynamics that should speak for itself without words in the same way that music does. If music is still a viable art form, then so is painting
Photo taken by Gavin Percy.
'These landscapes are emotional with their use of colour. As opposed to being painting at an actual location, they are more a response to the concept 'Landscape', asking a viewer not to seek recognition but to undergo a response based upon their own sensibilities and experience.'
OHOS artists at Reading Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 12th November, 10.30am until 3.30pm Graham Davies, June 2014
27-28th September - Maidenhead Arts Trail.
Title: Desire Lines
A group show by OpenHand artists with studio tours as part of West Berkshire Open Studios When: Monday 18th May to Sunday 24th May Where: Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading, Berks, RG30 1HL
Monday 1 - Sunday 7 August 2016
Monday - Friday 12 Noon - 4pm Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Meet The Artist 2 August 7 pm - 9 pm
OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
Free Entry and Free Parking, Via Brock Gardens, through the gates of Brock Keep.
Buses 15, 16 and 17: alight at Brock Gardens stop.