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NEBULA
and
WORDLESS PLACE
 

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ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
NEBULA

I created the idea
for this body of work from one small piece called "Small Nebula". Some friends were visiting my studio  from Holland and found this piece at the back of pile of unfinished canvases.  It didn't even have a name yet so we all named it together thinking that the work had a feeling of an exploding star and BOOM, I grasped the idea for a new exhibition. 

 
1950 - Small Nebula - 30cm x 30cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
1977 - Nebula 16 - 100cm x 100cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
1975 - Nebula 14 - 80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
1966 - Nebula 5 - 170cm x 170cm
oil on canvas
 
1969 - Nebula 8 -140cm x 140cm
oil on canvas
on exhibition at The Fairmont Hotel Zimbali
1970 - Nebula 9 -140cm x 140cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
NEBULA  
JULY 18, 2007
Part 1
Celestial Inspiration: One of the fun and playful aspects of being an artist is where the mind can take you. And in my case, my mind takes me almost anywhere and everywhere, even to those far away places that Iíve never been to before. After all, these are the places that I get my inspiration to paint from!  So what is this Nebula Series stuff all about? Well, if you didnít know already, a Nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen gas and plasma (a lot of things I know nothing about) usually formed after a star has exploded.  Ironically, it is also the material used in the first stage of a starís cycle of existence. Does The Big Bang ring a bell? And therein lies my inspiring far away thought, to paint a series of paintings, primarily about the feeling of an exploding and dissipating mass of energy. Stars must destroy themselves to create new stars. Magical nature does it again, with yet another unsolvable mystery for me to ponder in my lonely studio. 
 
1976 - Nebula 15 - 80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas
 
1965 - Nebula 4 - 170cm x 170cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
1978 - Nebula 17 - 100cm x 100cm 
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2066 - Nebula 37 - 130cm x 170cm
oil on canvas
On Exhibition at
Post House Gallery Brisbane Australia
1967 - Nebula 6 - 140cm x 170cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
NEBULA  
JULY 18, 2007
Part 2
Objectivism: Nebula is a series about constant change, or if the imagination is stretched a little, imagine that infinitesimal moment between the end of one cycle of change and the beginning of the next. This is the very point in time that this series became relevant to my mission. That tiny volatile moment between life and death or existence and non-existence where matter, time, space is neither here nor there, but is definitely somewhere. It is the  feeling of somewhere that I am painting. Itís a confusing point, but an interesting thought to play with on canvas, if you can get the feeling and emotion of the moment.  No focal point, no tangible structure, yet purposeful in its abstracted chaos of explosive colour. In some of the paintings, I introduced different kinds of symbols, which for me, form an interesting language projecting definite and solid stability that gets caught within the maelstrom of exploding matter. I want to throw some sense into the mix by suggesting that possibly ďthere is something in nothing and what we donít see may in reality really exist.Ē
 
 
      
Left to Right
40cm x 40cm  
oil on canvas
Top row:     2049 - Nebula 32 -  SOLD, 1985 - Nebula 24 - SOLD, 2047 - Nebula 30 - SOLD
     2048 - Nebula 31.                                                                                       
Middle row:  1982 - Nebula 21 - SOLD, 2044 - Nebula 27 - SOLD, 1979 - Nebula 18 - SOLD, 
         2079 -
Nebula 49 - SOLD.                                                                            
 Bottom row:  1986 - Nebula 25 - SOLD, 2071 - Nebula 41 - SOLD, 2074 - Nebula 44 - SOLD    
         2076 - Nebula 46                                                                                           
 
2064 - Nebula 35 - 200cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
2068 - Nebula 35 - 200cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2065 - Nebula 36 - 200cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
2067 - Nebula 38 - 170cm x 170cm
oil on canvas
 
1974 - Nebula 13 - 80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
NEBULA  
JULY 18, 2007
Part 3
Technical Points: Creating an emotional human connection between viewer and artwork is the road that I have chosen to take as an artist. Itís a much more difficult approach than necessary, but I enjoy the process. Trying to paint an intangible thing like a feeling, a moment or an emotion is a huge challenge for me. Trying to paint a Nebula in human emotional terms is nearly impossible, but I tried. I used thick texture creating dimensional solidity and realness to the composition. I layered a mix of art materials over many painting sessions, each time adding a new technical value to the work creating a floating, drifting feeling. As the pieces evolved, I added other paint materials to see if I could re-create a feeling of explosiveness.  I used artistís inks, acrylics, oils, house paint, solvents, glitter paint, glass paint, metallic paint, fabric paint, you name it and I experimented with it. During the last sessions I highlighted negative (light) areas and softened and toned positive (dark) areas to create luminosity and depth by bringing the whole painting together and giving it life.  
 
            
Left to Right
40cm x 40cm  
oil on canva
Top row:          2046 - Nebula 29 - SOLD,  2050 - Nebula 33 - SOLD, 1983 - Nebula 22 - SOLD
2051 - Nebula 22 - SOLD                                                                 
       Middle row:      1981 - Nebula 20 - SOLD,  1983 - Nebula 22 - SOLD,  2078 - Nebula 48                       
2070 - Nebula 40 - SOLD                                                                
        Bottom row:     2045 - Nebula 28 -
SOLD, 1980 - Nebula 19 - ,SOLD,  2075 - Nebula 45,                        
                 2072 - Nebula 42                                                                                                 
 
1963 - Nebula 2 - 200cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
1964 - Nebula 3 - 200cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
                                                          
  1971 - Nebula 10                      1972- Nebula 11                     1973 - Nebula 12
  122cm x 40cm                          122cm x 40cm                          122cm x 40cm
  oil on wood                              oil on wood                              oil on wood

       SOLD                                                                                    SOLD     
 
1968 - Nebula 7 -140cm x 170cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
NEBULA  
JULY 18, 2007
Part 4
Final Thoughts: Enjoying my work is often better without an explanation, however, over the years a number of collectors and supporters who have followed my career, enjoy knowing what I do and why I do it. So thank you for reading this if you were one of those people.
 
ARTIST'S NOTES ON 
WORDLESS PLACE
The title ĎWordless Placeí itself reflects the core idea of the series.  Best described technically as my fluid paintings of moody emotional distraction. But that title didnít ring as true as A Wordless Place.  If one understands my intention, the works in this series literally mean to take the viewer into another world; an emotionally connected world without a tangible definition. 

It is very clear to see the difference between the style of art in this series as compared with any of my other work. The paint, the structure, the use of light and dark, the swirls of energy are all secondary to the essence of aesthetic meaning. The art in this case, breathes its artistic life into the viewer with a more visceral deeper meaning, not by looking at the surface of the Wordless Place, but by looking implicitly through the work, into another reality that I am artistically reaching into and describing with the brush stroke.

 
1304 - New Wordless Place Still Exists 12 -100cm x 100cm
oil ink on canvas
SOLD
 
2307 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 4 -120cm x 120cm
oil mixed media on canvas

SOLD
1869 - New Wordless Place 4 -120cm x 120cm
oil ink on canvas
 
2901 - Wordless Place Flames -160cm x 200cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2593 - Wordless Place Landscape -60cm x 120cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
2652 - Wordless Place Morning Light -52cm x 94cm
oil on canvas
 
2527 - New Wordless Place 2 -80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
2305 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 2 -140cm x 140cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2415 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 11 -100cm x 100cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2657 - A Wordless Place Firestorm -100cm x 100cm
oil on canvas
 
2595 - New Wordless Place 5 -80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
2555 - Small  Blue Wordless Place -40cm x 40cm
oil on canvas
 
2331 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 8 -120cm x 120cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
2526 - New Wordless Place 1 -100cm x 100cm
oil on canvas

On Exhibition at Adelman Fine Art, San Diego California
2330 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 7 -120cm x 120cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
1934 - Another Wordless Place 1 -70cm x 60cm
oil and mixed media on canvas
SOLD
 
2594 - A Wordless Tablet -59cm x 26cm
oil on wood
SOLD
 
2479 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 13 -110cm x 110cm
oil and mixed media on canvas
SOLD
 
2340 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 9 -120cm x 120cm
oil on canvas
on exhibition at The Fairmont Hotel Zimbali
2414 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 10 -100cm x 100cm
oil on canvas

SOLD
 
2306 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 3 -140cm x 140cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
2308 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 5 -74cm x 84cm
oil on canvas
2309 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 6 -59cm x 70cm
oil on canvas
 
2304 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 1 -60cm x 90cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
2304 - A Wordless Place Still Exists 1 -60cm x 90cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
 
2649 - Wordless Place Stonewall -90cm x 120cm
oil on canvas
SOLD

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