I paint music in its form and feeling.
Formerly a computer programmer and mathematics teacher I am now a full time artist. Working in various media - oils, ultralight mobile sculpture, drawing, video and watercolours.
My main interest is music synaesthesia art. I am also interested political protest art and other themes.
“A painting is music you can see, and music is a painting you can hear.”
Music and visual art are languages that touch our innate aesthetic.
So many feelings and concepts are shared by these arts; composition, motif, balance, harmony, tension, discord, tone, key, movement, rhythm, rest, foreground, background, depth….
But how to…
• represent music through painting and sculpture? Not to simply transcribe music into notation such as sheet music.
• capture the sound space, tonality, rhythm, and feel of music visually?
• compose visual works that evoke the same emotive responses as music?
• represent a particular piece or style of music?
• paint the voice of Miles Davis’ muted horn, a minor key, a symphony, the timbre of Chet Baker’s quavering voice, or the song Back To Black by Amy Winehouse?
And how to create images that convey these forms and feelings with fidelity – so that they are truly recognizable visual analogs of the music that they represent.
That is my challenge.