In this digital age of instant imaging, file sharing and constant communication, artist Neil Douglas spends most of the day in the solitude of his studio pushing paint around a canvas.
Based in Brisbane, Australia his current collection of paintings emphasises the contrast of nature amid manmade structures. He explores the vibrant colours found in nature, particularly spring blossom, against the muted greys of concrete.
Douglas spends weeks applying different shades of primer, plaster, modelling paste and fired clay into the canvas surface. The emerging layers form a variety of textures which inform the composition of the final image. The painted image is sourced from a combination of sketches, photographs and collage.
He says: ‘For me, the painting process involves stepping back and slowing the pace; providing time to analyse thoughts and consider my role within the chaos outside.’
- Height 100cm x width 70cm
- Oil on canvas
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Guide price: £6,750
Donated by: Neil Douglas, Albemarle Gallery and ArteMea Advisory
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