real surreal art
is a concept as much as an overall
title for my body of work.
I love the idea of there being a place that exists between
waking and dreaming. I imagine it being a place of magic,
the source of creativity and pure thought.
A place where the soul flourishes and flies free, and
the restrictions between reality and non reality are blurred.
Dreams have always been a fascination for me, and an
inspiration. I dream paintings sometimes, and as an artist I
am always trying to connect with that place in my everyday
waking life. It is where my art comes from.
I love playing with perspective and Illusion and many of my paintings
break the rules although that is not always immediately
apparent- which is part of the magic. This is why I call it
REAL SURREAL ART, as its looks real but can turn out
to be quite surreal.
In tricking the eye, you challenge the mind, and so question
reality. I like that.
I create the paintings to look beautiful, and be loved,
I also want them to be fascinating and inspire, and possibly even
lift the hearts of those who take the time to look at them awhile.
I hope I have in some way achieved that.
That is up to you.
Prints are available.
commissions on request.