State of Being Alphabet

This project is one of discovery for me as an artist.
Trialing different techniques and abstract compositions it is my way of growing and understanding my style and voice. I decided that a series of paintings would show not primarily cohesion but a visual road map of my journey.
I had an idea to try and portray feelings and “states of being” as a human in an abstract way by focusing on colours and textures (with the occasional realistic reference).
Strange and beautiful words fascinate me and I set out to read the dictionary to find words that describe a “state of being”, a psychological state or a way of acting in a certain way as a starting point for my paintings.
They are all oil on canvas, 12×16 inches (30.5 x 40cm) by 1.5 inches thick.
Some of the original art pieces are available in the online store and there are Limited Edition prints in A4 and A3 size for each painting.

Anoesis-abstract-art-purple-painting barmecide-abstract-art-print-orange-painting catharsis_abstract-cloud-painting-blue-art
A is for ‘anoesis’

n. Consciousness with sensation but without thought.

2014

DAMAGED

B is for ‘barmecide’

adj. Illusory, imanginary; such as to disappoint

2014

DAMAGED

C is for ‘catharsis’

n. The process of feeling repressed emotion by association
with the cause, and elimination by abreaction (reliving the experience)

2014

demulcent-abstract-art-print-green-painting ephermeral-pastel-abstract-art-print-coral-turquoise-lilac fulgent-abstract-art-print-grey-red-flowers
D is for ‘demulcent’

adj. Soothing.

2015

E is for ‘ephermeral’

adj. Lasting for a very short time

2015

PAINTED OVER – see the letter P

F is for ‘fulgent’

adj. Shining, brilliant

2014

galvanic-yellow-abstract-art-print haecceity-red-ombre-gold-leaves-art-print Insouciant-abstract-landscape-art-print
G is for “galvanic”

adj. stimulating; full of energy

2015

H is for “haecceity”

n. the quality of a thing that makes it unique or describable as “the one” / individuality

2015

I is for “insouciant”

adj. Carefree, unconcerned

2015

jejune-green-abstract-painting-artwork-print-570px kismet-abstract-art-print-blue-painting lascivious-pink-textured-abstract-art-painting
J is for ‘jejune’

adj. intellectually unsatisfying; shallow

2015

K is for ‘kismet’

n. destiny, fate

2015

L is for ‘lascivious’

adj. lustful

2015

maelstrom-minimalist-abstract-lowres-1028 nascent_front_textured_abstract_oil_painting_cropped_750 obdurate-abstract-art-print-grey-painting-small-lowres
M is for ‘maelstrom’

n. state of confusion

2016

N is for ‘nascent’

adj. (chem) just being formed and therefore unusually reactive

2016

O is for Obdurate

adj. hardened against persuasion or influence

2017

Parlous-abstract-textured-art-75dpi
P is for ‘parlous’

adj. full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

2019

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