For all who love the work of Arthur Rackham, here is a wonderful website where you'll find his work displayed:
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Saturday, 14 April 2007
My aim is to share my artwork with other people. I believe that art is a form of communication and if no-one sees our work, where is the communication? I am by no means an exceptional artist, but I am comfortable with my work. Some people like my paintings; some people don't - that is their choice. If you have any artwork of your own that you'd like to show me, I'd love to see it. My philosophy in life is "a stranger's just a friend you do not know." (Yes, I am old enough to remember Jim Reeves.) I believe that God intended us to be creative. Although I do not paint Christian themes as such, I do try hard to follow Christian principles and so I steer well away from anything pornographic or over-violent. We have all been influenced throughout our lives (whether we admit it or not) and looking back, I'd say that amongst the most significant artistic influences in my childhood were my Nain's (Nain is Welsh for grandma) patchwork quilts, the stained-glass windows I stared at in church and the mosaic patterns I found here and there. I wondered whether to list my favourite artists too, but I don't think I would have room to mention them all, so for now, here are a few that have excited me at some stage - All the Pre-Raphaelites; Aubrey Beardsley; William Blake; L.S. Lowry; Piccaso; Dali; Gaudi; Hundertwasser; Disneyland Paris; Escher; Kandinsky; Bosch; Cezanne; Durer; Dore; Toulouse Lautrec; Valadon; Utrillo ... oh - I could go on and on ...