Shane Garton

Each painting is a new emotional journey, an adventure, inspired by poetry or music which plays a large role in the creation of my works. Or from the wonders and magical experiences I’ve had with nature itself.

My approach to painting is to be in an intuitive state of mind and then as cited by Antony Tapies, “Painting quickly is a calculated act to block out rational thought.”

Whilst painting I want to be the first to uncover the unknown and/or the unseen. One could say I’m influenced by what does not yet exist. That’s really what excites me. 

The two paintings here were inspired by jazz musicians Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. The above painting titled “Misterioso”, and below ” Dial Africa”. Medium used acrylic paint, liquid wax and charcoal on paper.

There’s nothing quite as exciting as making the invisible, visible.

Simply, I strive to create art via my inner learned individualism by expressionistic means.

Art is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

“Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about‘ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” – Wassily Kandinsky

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