Stephen Gill

 

e.     stephengill@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 
  artist statement

Retreat (a place of contemplation). It is the nature of contemplation that you eventually arrive at a place of no words. This is the place where paintings begin. A place of incubation where anything is possible, where ideas have not yet formed. It is a river rushing to the sea. It seems an impossible task to name an exhibition, to give meaning to a whole body of work. I started to think more about the process and where the paintings were made, than the actual paintings. How my life has unfolded in the past ten years since I moved from the city to the country, and how my work has evolved in my new environment. My bungalow is perched on the side of a hill, next to the river in a small pocket of paradise. Living in such an idyllic place, it is easy to reflect on life, to see the nature all around, to see the beauty and to feel the gratitude of being, of being part of this immense creation. This place, this time is my retreat, not a withdrawal but an embrace of the nature of nature, a place of quiet solitude, a retreat.
Stephen Gill

 

 

 

 

'Retreat'

 

   

Sweet song of the Night Bird
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm

 

 

  The Sentimental Death of Logic
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  The Great Cave of Lost Memories
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Theatre of Misused Thoughts
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Blue Moon
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  There is Beauty in the World MG
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Bamboo Shoots My Mouth Off
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Shard of Glass Splinter of Truth
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Time Steals Everything
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
 

 

  Threads
acrylic on canvas
122 x 91cm
 

 

  Between
acrylic on canvas
122 x 91cm
 

 

  New Dawn
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm
 

 

  Blue Seam
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm
 

 

  Summerhill Series 010-1
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm
 

 

 

 

 

Summerhill Series 010-2
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm
 

 

  Summerhill Series 010-3
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm
    Summerhill Series 010-4
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm