The featured artist for September is LEO SLATER.
Leo has come to painting in retirement, following a long career in the Royal Navy. Having gained a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at London Guildhall University, he now enjoys working as a full-time artist in rural Lincolnshire.
His work explores how the brain perceives things based upon memory, nostalgia and imagination.
”The brain is a funny thing. Use it to coordinate hand and eye to draw Two Feathers and it is fine. Ask it to remember and paint Flower Studies, it does ok. Childhood memories, however, become distorted by Nostalgia and past history becomes a mix of Fact and Fiction. In addition, how can the brain make an image of something abstract like a Conversation you had long ago?”
“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes” Arshile Gorky (American-Armenian Abstract Expressionist 1904-1948)