• Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style
  • Journey to find a style

From Wikipedia "In the visual arts, style is a "...distinctive manner which permits the grouping of works into related categories."[1] or "...any distinctive, and therefore recognizable, way in which an act is performed or an artifact made or ought to be performed and made."[2] It refers to the visual appearance of a work of art that relates it to other works by the same artist or one from the same period, training, location, "school",art movement or archaeological culture: "The notion of style has long been the art historian's principal mode of classifying works of art. By style he selects and shapes the history of art". With a background in illustration and digital painting for some twenty years, over the past four years I've dedicated my art practice to the medium of oil paint and a series that explores the relationship between water and sky. A new technique is developing, a ...

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  • All the trees shivering in a naked row

Winters Mossy Oaks, Searching for the Sun. On holidays, away from the oil paint and easel, it's time to crack out the lead pencil. There is something very immediate and raw about the pencil, it's line, it's rambling like a series of thoughts on paper. The Adelaide Hills in winter are abundant with old mossy green naked Oaks, these bright, crisp winter days are perfect for exploring. "...when the sun turns traitor cold and all the trees are shivering in a naked row..." Ode to Joni Mitchell. Your beautiful words were rolling around in my head in the hills today. Sterling was bright, crisp and full of autumn leaves. #jonimitchell #30minsketch #pencil #belindagriffiths #silverbirchtree #treesketch   ...

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  • The Ripple Effect
  • The Ripple Effect
  • The Ripple Effect

Reflections, the other worldly image that plays with our image perception. Puddles and water fascinated me as a child, as no doubt it has done for many. My winters as a child often involved laying in overflowing currents of water, outside our family home in the gutter or at a nearby creek. The patterns, coolness, shimmering of all things ablaze and aglow under the fire of winters sun. This day, jumping in muddy puddles with my daughter hark-en's  back to those early memories. Oil on tattered  off the frame canvas 500 mm x 1500 ...

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  • The evolution of an idea.

Recently I completed a course through Vic University, The How and Why of Modern Art. It's premise, that it's not about liking modern art, in as much as it is about understanding modern art. As a contemporary painter, it's crucial to understand the history and evolution of art and it's movements in order to draw from. The course makes you truly reflect on why are you making the works you do and what it is you're trying to relay to your audience. As an artist, I'm constantly absorbing and being influenced by other artists. In particular, the works of Monet, Cy Twombly and Gerhard Richter. Both in terms of techniques and content but also in terms of their internal truth and their own reality. Not just re painting reality as if from an objective photographic like perspective. This piece is a culmination of those influences. Both Courbet and Cezanne began in various ways to challenge the b ...

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