Writers and artists share a passion about their work and painting is another past time I would like to resurrect...I'll add that to my list, along with piano lessons. Last night, I met a number of bright young up and coming contemporary artists who were so passionate about their work, it was utterly refreshing, absolutely infectious and lots of fun! I lost myself completely in a number of conversations throughout the evening, and well I just plain lost my BFF...last seen...speaking animatedly to a tall, dark and handsome stranger. Hussy, the dear lady whispers waggling her finger.
Here are a few snaps from last nights evening of art and passion! Please enjoy! And remember all paintings have a story, if you are looking for inspiration...you might find your next novel on the wall in a gallery.
Two good reasons to sit outside in summer
North Port Sanction by Nigel Cox
A favourite image....alas, I wasn't able to locate the elusive Mr Cox last night
Flaxman Road by Paul Ashurst
The Annunciation by Maciej Urbanek
Pipedream by Anja Priska
I spoke to the lovely Anja about the inspiration behind her painting. She told me that this piece is about fear of relationships mainly but also other feelings about how a relationship could go. The dark castle with windows lit show there is potential good, the balloons make light of the darkness, the wings and birds represent freedom. There are so many different symbols in this image - and despite murmurings that this was Kate Moss, I was told that, no, this was not the case.
Oh yes, I wanted to curl up in this nook
There was an incredible image of a nude male to the left of this nook,
think 'shroud of turin' and black and white negatives.
Will leave to your good imaginations
Two more hauntingly evocative works by Nigel Cox...yes I know we liked his work last night!
Heronry by Paul Ashurst
Walking art - beautiful tattoos which I loved.
Lovely man named Chris obliged photos and his story.
A/N: Photos courtesy yours truly, all images of the paintings belong to the individual artists. Where possible I will link to the artists websites, please do go visit them for more wonderful works of art!