|"Umbrellas in the rain"|
Questions put to the artist...
- Information about the style of work you create?
- What materials do you use?
Acrylic paints with thin brushes on canvas
I like to finish with a mixed layer of matt & gloss varnish to bring out the colours and protect the painting for much longer than an oil painting would last - current oil paints degrade and crack over time and will probably last for only a 100 years - I want my paintings to last longer than that:)
- Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. Sometimes it is what someone says in a conversation that makes me think: "Yeah. that might be something I can paint."
- What are your intentions for the work?
|"Shopping early evening in the rain"|
There are also inherent aspects to visual self-expression that evoke both pleasure and a sense of creative agency in ourselves
|"Umbrellas in the Rain - Dark"|
- Which other artists or movements influence your work?
No artist in particular, I recently completed an Honours Degree in Philosophy and it is this discipline or search for all our questions which drew me to art, art has shown through the ages to be the catalyst for many philosophical changes in society and a reflection of the actual state of mind of the collective.
|"Rainy late afternoon out"|
One can tell the conscientiousness of an age by studying the art of that time in human history - colours, texture, backgrounds all tell a story specific to history.
|"Papawers in die veld"|
"The more I am disappointed about the person I'm becoming, the more I seem to become that person..."Danie van Wyk"