Artwork for Antony Copus
Not Quite Apart II
Heaven And Hell Mixed As They Span
Gathered In The Wind
All The Sun Long
And What If I Touched The Earth?
Not Quite Apart
Painting is a very musical experience – it is impossible to separate sound from line or colour. I paint in a way that is very gestural (particularly in the early stages of a work), capturing a sense of spontaneity and performance.
For me painting is a way of connecting with music in the way I did when I was a child – free from inhibition and 'rules'. Increasingly I am also inspired by poetry and the Herefordshire landscape.
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music, but my lifelong love of painting and drawing was inspired by my grandfather, Cecil Bailey who was, along with David Bomberg, a founding member of the Borough Group. I have taken part in several painting courses including Nicholas Wilton's Creative Visionary Programme.
A Little Bird Told Me Gallery, Wendover, Bucks