Newport, Pembrokeshire
May 2017

 

 

 

Welcome to my website, please visit the various sections, and the Gallery. I hope you enjoy them.

Apart from general interest, I always welcome inquiries and correspondence, in particular currently from galleries and exhibition venues. 

 

Given that recently  there has been a steadily increasing number of visitors to this website,  I would be grateful if you could enter your name and general location in the 'Visitors Book' section at the end, plus if you wish, any comments , as this will help me greatly to assess how the website is doing, and who is viewing it.

Many thanks,

(May 2017)

 

Introduction :

If I turn my mind to it very quickly I can come up with several ideas for works …paintings, drawings, or sculptures.

    Sometimes ideas come to me when I least expect it, or when my mind is on other things. Ideas can be related to my current experiences, or to my feelings about things that are happening to me in my life at that particular time. Alternatively they can be related to a current interest, or something that occupies my attention at that moment, and my ideas and feelings about which I'd like to share with others.

A lot of my work is autobiographical…either directly or indirectly, consciously or subconsciously. It is frequently very personal, and expresses events or circumstances or experiences in my life.

I am completely happy working in either Acrylic on canvas, Crayon or Pastel or both together with Gouache on card, Drawing in pencil, or Ink, or both, or with creating Sculpture…for which I use fired artists clay. Sculpture follows a completely different set of rules and values from two-dimensional art, obviously, (I think of it as 'Drawing in three dimensions') and I take this into account when creating mine. In all my works of art, however, or from whatever, they are made, what they crucially entail, to me, are craftsmanship and beauty, but above all: content and meaning.

When I have an idea I execute it, and when I begin to execute it, at least after the initial layout phase, the creation process becomes to some extent automatic, especially the further into the work I get. I don't give a great deal of thought to what I am doing , but probably pay more attention to the music I'm listening to than to the creative process ......especially since I very frequently will work on a picture upside down in its later stages. This may explain in part why I frequently do not understand how certain things have appeared in my works.

As a result of this it often happens that when I look at a work again that I’ve made, maybe after several years, that I will be surprised at how it has worked out, at why I did certain things, and especially what the work is ‘about’…i.e.; it’s underlying meaning. Often I see the meaning of a work more clearly after coming back to it after many years. 

Austen Pinkerton

August 2017