WE CAN WRAP OUR DAILY LIVES, IN BEAUTY
A picture celebration of family and friends’ imaginings: skilful play, with all forms of Creativity
MAGICAL CONNECTIONS with FRIENDS AND FAMILY through our PAINTINGS
Like many happenings with The Imagination Acts, the idea to collect paintings from Friends & Family, is flowering. Images of 40 or more paintings have been generously provided. I’m excited! More can be addded..
A number are from trained artists, others from children splashing around with Nana.
Many are by friends I’ve met in various times of my life; so I enter those particular settings, once more. Weeks of painting from Meditation with Becky Kennedy and Sarah Cox, around the kitchen table; plastic sheeted with Wally-dog snoring and farting, in the tent underneath. Sunday afternoons in Malaysia, upstairs in an old wooden Malay house. White muslin flapping at the glass – free windows. Food being prepared amidst the chickens, down below.
Some of the paintings are well presented; many are botched because the photographer (me) has limited movement in pix- taker right arm. I think this is OK. You get a sense of all those images on the walls of a home. The outside peeps into the paintings, gathered together during 60 years. Imprints of moments, shared.
Late in the day, I’ve woken up to create a parallel collection of the Painters’ words about themselves and their art.
In Tales (maybe by next weekend) we’ll have musings from some of the artists in response to the heading: “I PAINT”
The theme of Family and Friends’ is also reflected in the current Modigliani Exhibition (Tate Modern) showing portraits of his family and friends – HERE