A selection of oil paintings about
wild places in Lincolnshire
from the Coast to the Wolds.
Created in my Studio,
these abstractions rekindle
fleeting memories as I work.
This is a journey beyond reality;
an imaginative ‘sense of place’.
It has been fun to make this selection
as I wanted to have a group of paintings
which reflect my love of the wild.
I feel happiest when I am surrounded
by nature in its relaxed sense.
Outside my studio door
It’s all in the paint.
My pictures are made from marks...
mostly spontaneous and free.
As I work, the shapes and colours begin
to form ‘abstract landscapes’.
The re-kindling of memories comes
from this painting process.
Sometimes the painting is purely
about colours and shapes...
Although there isn’t any direct reference
to the landscape, the colours are
around me in my garden.
I have a liking for industrial shapes too...
Skyline shapes, cranes and
chimneys sometimes appear.
They are imaginary ones here.
This picture has a resemblance of a steelworks.
As a child I remember my father taking
me at night to Scunthorpe Steelworks
and watching the red hot slag
tipping from the little rail trucks.
My painting is always evolving.
This is a recent one...
making the bright marks centre of attention.
Oil paint from the tube has
been used for the red swirl.
It was purely fun.
Three more pictures followed...
Also using oil pastels for rubbing on
some of the marks and oil paint
squeezed straight from the tube.
Random marks and shapes emerged.
They all have a similar theme.
Moving on again.
This week the weather has changed.
Suddenly it feels like autumn.
Oddly, my painting changed at the
same time although not deliberately.
These two pictures have a
definite autumn colour palette.
A journey through the year in my studio.
Where to next? Adventure awaits.
Here is a quote from Nicholas Wilton...
“In art often you have to start before
you know where you are going.
There are no roadmaps for each of our
creative paths if they are truly our own”.
Until next time...
Thank you for visiting.