SOLO EXHIBITION 'INSTINCT'
OPENS SAT 12th FEBRUARY 2022
THE FOTHERINGHAM GALLERY
78 HENDERSON STREET, BRIDGE OF ALLAN, NEAR STIRLING
ALL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE AT THE LINK BELOW.
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I will be at the gallery from 11am - 1pm on the opening day and look forward to seeing you then!
Meanwhile, if you have any queries at all please contact Claire & Leigh directly on 01786 832861.
Over the years I have developed an instinct for balance, colour, spacial counterweight, light and contrast. The final work should have an instant aesthetic brought about by the viewer’s instinct for visual beauty. I often contemplate whether there might be an underlying, universal human instinct for visual harmony, akin to music.
Paralysis by Analysis
We tap into a different part of our consciousness when we act on instinct. Some might call it unconscious, however I like to think of it as beyond consciousness or heightened consciousness. By distracting myself in philosophical discussion or music in the studio, I try to switch off from over thinking every aspect of painting. By doing this I can remove my self consciousness as a barrier to creation. All the work at the exhibition is painted without preliminary drawing and minimal planning which heightens the utilisation of instinct.
'Instinct' | 100 x 150cm | oil & acrylic on linen
'Blue Instinct' | 80 x 80cm | oil on linen