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Wild Swimming
            “The Materiality of Colour.”  In ugliness, one is exposed to the naked fact of our helplessness; my subsequent need for beauty is a yearning for shelter, a way out from such powerlessness.  As an artist, I draw on the spirit of Romanticism, that and Disney. This need to balance and retain integrity and wholeness is evident in my painting. As a figurative artist I endeavor to avoid the tendency of high key colour to dissolve forms. I prefer to employ an approach that emphasizes the ‘’materiality of colour’’ and its integration with form.  The fattiness of the pigment stands for earthly materiality; the compounds of existence, Colour provides the spirit, the animus; this inhabits the stuff of life. The result is a tactile sense of colour.  The ‘’Kabala ‘’or Tree of Life has at its base ”Malkuth”, a state of heightened earthly beauty, a grounded earthly paradise, a suffusion of light, intense colour, and physical wellbeing. ….. My preference is for an earthy palette, a sort of
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            “The Materiality of Colour.”  In ugliness, one is exposed to the naked fact of our helplessness; my subsequent need for beauty is a yearning for shelter, a way out from such powerlessness.  As an artist, I draw on the spirit of Romanticism, that and Disney. This need to balance and retain integrity and wholeness is evident in my painting. As a figurative artist I endeavor to avoid the tendency of high key colour to dissolve forms. I prefer to employ an approach that emphasizes the ‘’materiality of colour’’ and its integration with form.  The fattiness of the pigment stands for earthly materiality; the compounds of existence, Colour provides the spirit, the animus; this inhabits the stuff of life. The result is a tactile sense of colour.  The ‘’Kabala ‘’or Tree of Life has at its base ”Malkuth”, a state of heightened earthly beauty, a grounded earthly paradise, a suffusion of light, intense colour, and physical wellbeing. ….. My preference is for an earthy palette, a sort of
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