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Despairing acceptance.


This painting came about after a comment during a lecture by Keith Palmer about ‘meaning’ in paintings. This floated around my subconscious for a while until I saw a very good painting by a lady called Sharon in an art group I attend. Seeing that painting and hearing Keith’s words in my mind, caused me to seek an image to paint and I came across a version of this. I suppose it would be termed symbolism and whilst I know what I set out for the painting to say, I will leave the viewer to decide for themselves the meaning I attempted to┬ápaint into the finished item. I would certainly be interested in any interpretations.

Art Deco Bust.


This is an original acrylic painting of an Art Deco Bust I bought at an antique fair recently. The bust is attributed to the Glasgow School of Art from around 1930. It sits in my kitchen and makes me smile every time I set eyes on it, such a simple enigmatic beauty. I almost painted it with a tear falling from it’s eye but in the end decided against it.