World travel and making art are my greatest passions. I have been very fortunate in being able to travel to five continents to date. What I have seen is the inspiration for my art.
As a young child in the early 1950's I read about the world in old dog-eared tomes full of rich descriptive prose supported by elegant line drawings.
Those books were so inspirational I just had to learn to draw. That was the easy part of the story. I could only dream of seeing some of those places perhaps one day.
In 1992 I travelled to Crete with the intention of sketching on historic sites but restrictive permits were required. It was easier to take photographs. More
My art is patiently hand crafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks. The art critics have described my art as having a unique brand or style. In their words, it's art cut down to its beautiful essence. It's about colour, shapes, lines & light.
The world has impressive must-see tourist attractions gathering vast crowds at the photographic hot-spots. At each hot-spot people pose for their photographic record and then race to the next hot-spot to repeat the posing. They look but they do not see.
Tourist attractions have been studied and painted by artists' since the beginning of time and their paintings can still be seen in any museum. I have no desire to add to this pool of sameness.
Away from that hectic world there are other sites crumbling away progress dictates tomorrow they will be gone. Here there are no people in the way just fences and vegetation concealing tantalizing glimpses of the past which may never have attracted any artist. This is the starting point for my original art.
From The Miscellaneous Collection: 20 x 60 cm. A beach holiday Antigua 2011. It just had to be painted the light, the colour, the pattern. ©PK
The Collection pages: Buildings, Doors, Abstracts & Miscellaneous represent a themed retrospective exhibition of my art. My paintings are arranged in rows across the page. The most recent painting is located top left and the oldest painting would be found a the bottom & to the right.Each painting has a story behind it and many of those stories can be found here on my website in My Blog.
The New Art page: showcases my latest signed & catalogued work of art. Clicking on it will also reveal any current work of art still evolving on the easel. New Art
The About Me page: explains why I use only the world's finest professional acrylic paints and acrylic inks, why my art is based on my photographic library and why I now paint in my art studio only. About me
The News page: gives the occasional personal update or highlights any pending or recent changes to this website. News
My Blog page: is where I write at length about my art and the world of art. It's about my art materials & my tools. It's about my painting technique. Here you will also find the inspirations & the stories behind many of my paintings. You are invited to comment in My Blog.
From The Abstract Collection: 50 x 40 cm the abstract version of the Syros sunset.
Copyright & Piracy: this is a gentle reminder of what can or cannot be done with my art and the content of my website. Copyright
From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland mountain village. ©Pk
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UPDATED 20-10-14 ©PK 2014 V2010