Michael Cull working at my new studio here in St. Albans.
I have been involved with painting and drawing all my life and see my work as an evolutionary process. Initially I worked mainly in watercolours founded on good drawing skills and in the English tradition, but with elements of experiment and accident. I believe however that the artist should evolve and I am now working in oil and crayon as well as watercolour, but moving into a less figurative style. Today I am trying to explore the essence of painting. What is it that gives a mark authority, its almost spiritual feeling, and how are we to judge the unity of a painting. This is an intuitive not an academic process. It is however almost impossible to be objective about ones own work! My journey has taken me into what is called the abstract style where I hope to explore these things. Maybe some secrets will be revealed but it is a tough journey (should we expect it to be anything other). I have chosen to show oil paintings from the middle period, mostly in the figurative style but I have included some which might be considered abstract.
More on my websites.
Also Saatchi on line gallery