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Zah
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Jean Debuffet characterized 'outsider art' or 'art brut' as, “Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere.”

I am a self-taught artist. I consider myself an outsider, outside the mainstream - once upon a time I might have argued that society put me there. Now I realise that I put myself on the outside. It was nobody's fault but mine. It’s where I want to be. Being on the margins allows me a greater vista from which to view the world and respond to it.

Charles Bukowski once wrote, “As the spirit wanes the form appears”; if there is a point to my work it is to keep the spirit from waning, and to affirm life. I interpret Bukowski’s maxim in two ways - firstly, to choose passion and intuition over formula, and secondly to make use of those moments when the spirit wanes and we seek the strength to endure, out of this endurance my art can take on its own form, and find its place in the world.

As you will see from this site, my main focus is in producing contemporary abstract paintings. I make most of my canvases from scratch and have recently been making my own oil paints from powder pigment. I can make frames if required.

My personal technique of painting has come from a mixture of instinct and intuition, from meditation and silence.
Ultimately, if what I do with my art could be put into words, I wouldn't need to paint it. I could just write it down. Authenticity and inspiration are best exchanged through direct experience so please feel free to arrange a meeting to see the work I have produced. An outsider’s point of view is always handy.

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vuk99 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
i asked for points that i can buy premium membership
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vuk99 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Can i have some points?
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Canvas-Arena Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Hi

Sorry I have not checked in for a while. What sort of points were you after?
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Likaliku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
welcome to :iconcanvastraditionalart: group!!!
thank you for joining and we hope you enjoy submitting your paintings here... Have fun!
By The Way your gallery and your amazing paintings was breath taking, keep painting, okay??? we support youuu~ :squee:


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Canvas-Arena Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your welcome and I am so sorry to have been slow in replying. Between the day job, trying to paint and a young family I lose track of the days! I was really made up that you like my paintings. One must always paint for oneself but then to receive some positive feedback is just the best feeling. Thanks so much for your support!
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Likaliku Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
you're very welcome, ah it's okay, there :D
woah D:
glad to know that c:
you're very welcome again ^^
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elcopiador Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
"Ultimately, if what I do with my art could be put into words, I wouldn't need to paint it."

Insert compose into that sentence, and you get Gustav Mahler xD

I like your work, and I'm considering buying some. Do you sell some outside DA too?
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Canvas-Arena Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Hi many thanks for your message. Agree on Mahler - one of my favourites.

I do sell outside of DA. All the work in my gallery so far is sold but I will have images of available work going on line in the next day or so. Please drop me a line once the new work and let me know what you like. Thanks

Xah
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Canvas-Arena Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Hi many thanks for your message. Agree on Mahler - one of my favourites.

I do sell outside of DA. All the work in my gallery so far is sold but I will have images of available work going on line in the next day or so. Please drop me a line once the new work and let me know what you like. Thanks

Xah
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Canvas-Arena Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Hi many thanks for your message. Agree on Mahler - one of my favourites.

I do sell outside of DA. All the work in my gallery so far is sold but I will have images of available work going on line in the next day or so. Please drop me a line once the new work and let me know what you like. Thanks

Xah
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