Some artists have an instantly recognisable style. There’s no mistaking a Robert Gillmor linocut, or a Bruce Pearson painting. But painting in a constant style is not something I’ve ever been able to do, or indeed ever really wanted to do. I have too much of a ‘butterfly mind’ and get bored too easily to do that, no matter how beneficial it might be commercially.
It was brought home to me recently just how varied my work is when I took a collection of 11 pieces to Norfolk the other day to hand over to Laura Cole of True Blue Art. They ranged in style from these highly detailed paintings… (click on the images to see bigger versions, by the way)
… to these more recent works, which are completely different:
It will be interesting to see people’s reactions to these new pieces when they’re exhibited at various events over the summer. I hope they will be popular, as they take me a lot less time to do than the more detailed stuff, which can get very tedious after a while!