18 Apr 2014

Some new work here today. These were inspired by seeing bad bands, Patti Smith drawing in her bookshop, reading David Hockney's autobiography, people making the world a better place and other general oddities about life the universe and everything. Hope you enjoy. 

Art therapy with David Hockney. Here's a great quote from his autobiography, "It's love that counts in everything. Love is the only serious subject. The absence of love is fear of anything unknown. I think if you can love fully, in the full sense of the word you have less fear. I think that is even a Christian belief. Loving fully may mean even loving the world, loving life itself, seeing it as a marvellous gift.... If one understands love, one can, to a certain extent, be fearless. Then even death becomes something else. I have a curiosity about it, I admit.... I've thought and even played games about it, with the idea of nothingness, absolute nothingness, which is as difficult an idea to grasp as the idea of God.... What does one see to be one's duty as an artist? ... There is always everywhere, an enormous amount of suffering, but I believe that my duty as an artist is to overcome the sterility of despair."

Currently I'm just about to hang another exhibition of my paintings - so i'll shortly post about that. Have a great day wherever it takes you XXXX