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Harbour in Red
Wharf Road in
My practice is about painting with intuition, passion, colour, imagination and inspiration
from my surroundings: St Ives is especially inspiring when the sun is rising or setting, it’s spectacular!
I would best describe my work as ‘Contemporary Expressionism’ and I am inspired by Mark Rothko’s intellect and the philosophies of Plato and Nietzsche who influenced him. Eric Kandel’s work on Reductionism and Iain McGilchrist’s ideas of “The Divided Brain and The Making of The Modern World” in his book, ‘The Master and his Emissary’ have also shed light on my work.
Knowing now that, just as when one sculpts a rock to find what lies beneath its surface, the same is 'so true' for the paint that speaks from the canvas. However, that is not to say that I must always work without a preconceived idea: I endeavor to do both.
The most important aspect of art is the act of doing it, enjoying it and sharing it.
On show at Penwith 22 May
Bob Devereux, poet & painter ,
At Norway Square , St Ives , reciting one of his poems on