Using the erosion of the landscape,moody skies, and the changing seasonal colours I create paintings inspired by my understanding of mental health issues, religious beliefs, folklore and natures beauty, the resulting artworks imply something unusual, something elusive but recognisable.

The realist paintings became a more common , during the Coronavirus lockdown. escaping via a virtual tour of Ireland  using source materials like photographs , found images ,and memories.

Ode to painting

Working On It

Painting pouring brushes knives

Sponges rags whatever applies

Removing paint to redo

Linking layers the painting through,

Underpainting part exposed

Like memories partly decomposed

Another link to time or place

An eroded shoreline or mountain space

what was, what is what might have been

within the paintings

Is the theme.

Blank Canvas
This blank canvas has naught to say
this new beginning
a fresh foray ,
be it naked or gesso skinned
an oily coat
a painters whim,
some say it’s a cliff face to be scaled
a daunting task
to be assailed,
we walk away to recoup
clear the mind
flee the coop,
then not,
just another start
a simple beginning, to emerging art,
for all practitioners who do endure
that blank canvas
Can be a hoor.

Email : fergussmith.62@gmail.com

Phone:  0871690227

Instagram: fergusart

Fergus Smith – Painter

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