Tuesday, June 7, 2011
When I went to art school I was thrown into a world of very concept heavy art and after a term of producing work that was supposed to be heavy with symbollic meaning I was ready to quit. So I formed up to the head tutor and told him that I really didn't think art was for me. He asked me what I wanted to do and said "Paint landscapes", firmly believing that he would throw me off the course for saying anything quite so heretical. Instead he told me go and out and paint landscapes. I think it still my greatest love. It's the art I tend to hang on my walls and the art that speaks to me most. Doing these mini landscapes reminded me why. I love the contours and the abstract shapes within the landscape, the shifting colours during the day, the changing light and shadows. I am resolved to do more of what I love!