Sunday 8 September 2013

The inspiration for my new paintings

For my forthcoming exhibition with Billie Willcocks and Colin Gosden I am showing entirely new paintings. This is a very personal set of paintings for me.  It brings me back to abstract forms.  It marks an return to some of the themes of my earlier paintings.  And it draws on the landscape and rock forms from which I have drawn strength and inspiration throughout my life.  

The majority of these new paintings are a response to much earlier works based on the Jurassic coast and the Kimmeridge ledges in particular. 
High Ground, acrylic on canvas, 50x50cm

This all started over 40 years ago when exploring the diverse landscape of Dorset with its’ weathered and worn chalk hills, limestone ranges, ragged coastline and windswept heathland.

I have attempted to combine the elements of textures, forms and colours within the varied surfaces.  Although the development of the work is deliberate to a degree, alterations, stress-marks and re-working result in a composition that cannot be entirely predetermined.

                                               Kimmeridge Ledge, acrylic on canvas 50x50cm

As well as daily reveals of the new paintings on twitter  (@ArtMikeJackson)   you can also see the new paintings on the new website page (Dimensions Gallery) and on pinterest  (mikejacksonart).

Surface Variations, acrylic on canvas, 50x50cm

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