Because of pressure of work – I am working on a number of large scale projects at the present time – I have decided to combine this blog with my main WordPress visual arts blog: http://ionistartblog.wordpress.com/. I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused but I cannot keep up with my workload at the moment.
Incidentally I am in the process of reducing the number of my literary blogs too. Some of these will remain until the end of the year but my main literary blog will now be: http://ionistart.wordpress.com/
Another consequence of this rationalising of my time is I have killed off all my pseudonyms – most of which had separate artistic careers. There was eight of us all together – initially four but all the pseudonyms wanted pseudonyms of their own! – which is a bit frightening as some of them covered art styles I didn’t really want to associate Gerald Shepherd with! Very dramatic times ahead I fear!
Thank you so much for all those who have followed this (and/or other blogs) over the years. I truly appreciate it. I hope you find my Ionist Art Blog of interest!
I did these two paintings in the Nineties, some time before I worked on the extensive series of Simple Simon pegboard paintings which I posted here recently. Incidentally all the pegboard was originally used in a set of exhibition stands my father and I made at the beginning of the Nineties for a number of charity exhibitions I was organising at the time – the money from the exhibitions went to animal charities.
Painting With A Science Theme 1
Painting With A Science Theme 2
This blog has perhaps shown too many of my photographs lately. Mainly because I am not producing very many actual paintings at the moment – something Gerald Shepherd really should address although he is a lot of other people as well (including apparently himself). There are hundreds of drawings of mine around but very few have been scanned (and a lot aren’t very good!) and even I am finding my tablet art boring at the moment.
Anyway as a complete change here are a small selection of photographs of me (us) as a child – with my dog Tammy – merged with some of Gerald Shepherd’s paintings. If anyone is interested there are more on our Ionist Art Blog: http://ionistartblog.wordpress.com/ (which unfortunately doesn’t get much work done on it – but that is a separate story!).
Tammy and a very young me
Self Portrait In Two Times Simultaneously
Then And Now
Self Portrait Trapped in a Still Life
This quite large picture was done at the beginning of my career. It has never been shown (for obvious reasons!) but I never destroyed it either.
Samson (very early painting)
These two pictures were discarded by me and subsequently used by my father as shelves in a garden shed – then the rain got in!
I did actually do a number of paintings in 1977 which I deliberately left outside to “metamorphose”. Sadly in those days I never photographed my experiments.