I finally finished a painting on ‘Paradise’ that I had been working on for ages. It wouldn’t be paradise if one doesn’t like pink, obviously!
I suppose they are evangelistic works, trying to engage people with spiritual issues, in answer to my faith in Christ, though I don’t want to be dictatorial.
I attended an exhibition opening on Valentine’s Day at Ninevah Gallery in Havant, which I really enjoyed – ‘A sense of space and place’ particularly memories. For part of the exhibition, Jules Simmons has created other art on similar themes, based on memories of cathedrals and churches, which I found uplifting and evocative.
Image: ‘Paradise’ Copyright Julia Wilkinson.
76cmx1m22cm (2’6″x4′). Acrylic on chunky canvas. 2015-16.
I recently finished an abstract painting of ‘Eden’, part of a series trying to look afresh at spiritual ideas, re-interpreting the ideas for the twenty-first century. I haven’t had much feedback about it, it took a long time to do, I was working on it some of last year, finished it early this year. Eden appeals to me as a subject as I worked in landscape architecture and graduated from biological sciences, so I like a plant theme. I am trying to make portals, through which God could ‘speak’ to people if He likes. They are supposed to be meditative work, quiet, gentle. My new one is a bit different though.
‘Eden’ Copyright Julia Wilkinson. Oil on chunky canvas.
76cmx1m22cm (2’6″x4′). 2015-16.