Original Abstract Acrylic on Canvas Colourful Modern Artwork - entitled "En Route" part of "Journeys" series
There are moments in life, when you are very sure of which way you are going, and despite that self-assurance, you find yourself lost. Alternatively, there are moments, when you are not sure which direction you are headed, living each day fully and not focusing on tomorrow, and you surprise yourself when you find that you discover a clear direction.
This artwork is part of my brand new series of mixed media acrylic on canvas artworks entitled “Journeys”. This brand new series entitled “Journeys” is inspired by the twists and turns that our lives take and the many times we find our way. And the numerous times we lose our way, only to find it again. Such is life. To see a blog about the full inspiration behind these artworks, click here.
My oversize statement artworks are my attempt to depict the steps that we all take through life – that sometimes look like cobble stones but also look like stumbling blocks. And if you look closely, you can see multiple routes going through the painting. Each route is very clear on one end and disappears at the other end. And that is life – sometimes you are very certain that what you’re doing is exactly what you want, only to then wonder what direction you are going and what you really want. And other times in life when you live in the now, not making plans for the future and are exploring and travelling without any particular direction or aim, only to find that clear direction and passion along the way. Such is life.
I wanted to make these artworks even more textured than my normal paintings, adding multiple different media and layers of paint. It is this texture that adds interest to the artwork and to life.
About the artwork:
I have created the paintings using various mixed media including acrylic paint on canvas. They are all of a substantial size – 122 cm x 152 cm (48 inches x 60 inches). As I wanted to keep them purely abstract, they can be displayed vertically or horizontally (I sign them on the bottom right once they have been purchased and once the client decides how to display them). They are colourful, oversize and deeply personal. As they are acrylic on canvas, they do not need any additional framing or glazing and are ready to hang as is.
Blue is the colour of exploration and expansive space. Blue speaks to journeys made over blue water or in blue skies. Blue is the eternal colour of travelling, exploring and journeying. Yellow is the colour of sun and happiness - and can sometimes lead the way if you choose to follow it. To add additional interest and catch the light, I’ve also incorporated hints of more iridescent colours that can be seen shimmering in the painting.
While I’m still in this transitional time having moved out of my art studio in Wimbledon Art Studios (where I was for nearly 3 years), and before I find a new studio in Surrey, I am selling them at super affordable direct studio prices of just £995 (normal gallery price would be more than £2,000). They are available for pickup from Dorking, Surrey, or alternatively, can be shipped for a fee.