About Arthur Adamson
Culture award from the British Culture Minister Tessa Jowel
There are no upcoming events
My paintings take a long time to complete due to the complex techniques and colour space I use. I begin with a theme but this is just a starting point. At first it is a battle. The battle is between what is in my imagination and what I can make the paint and paintbrush do on the canvas. Eventually I realise that in a battle no one wins and so I concede to cooperate. I allow the paint to be paint and the paintbrush to bend to its own will. Even the canvas has its own will. The moment I do this my creativity flows freely. From this moment on the painting is no longer about a theme but about a journey. A journey of the self. The outer self, the subconscious self and the soul-self. At the end. the painting is more than mere image but has become a living organism of captured thoughts that represent who I am, right now, yesterday and tomorrow.