Size: 30"W x 48"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
The title, "Passe Fifth Eno", is the ballet term for the position she holds. Taking the challenge of painting a "white on white" work, was something I wanted to try for some time. Stretching and pushing is the best way to grow as an artist. The final work is delicate, light and subtle. I'm very pleased with the outcome. Over 30 years ago I was principle male dancer for Spartanburg Civic Ballet. This painting brought back great memories while I painted her. I continued to enjoy it as it cured in my studio. Fully cured now, she is ready to grace that special place for you.
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.