Entering the empty space

Art as introspection ...

Art as introspection

After tragedy arrives the realization that nothing, nothing, nothing is ever going to be the same again. There’s a period of enforced reflection. A time to consider how on earth to cope with the devastating effects of what happened?

It’s a time of great emptiness. The way forward is blocked and blurry. I am entering the empty space.

Reassuringly, my future beckons from beyond that empty space – it is comforting, filled with soft Mediterranean colours and dancing shadows that attract me.

I am entering the empty space … I am moving on.


Abstract expressionist oil painting in subdued palette of a hot Italian summer with yellow and pink
Entering the Empty Space #1
Oil on canvas | 50x60cm | 19½x23½”

Abstract expressionist oil painting of Italian landscape in subdued palette with pink and yellow
Entering the Empty Space #2
Oil on paper | 28x32cm | 11×12½”

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Entering the Empty Space #3
Oil on canvas | 41x51cm | 16×20″
Abstract expressionist oil painting of Italian landscape in subdued palette of summer
Entering the Empty Space #4
Oil on canvas | 60x50cm | 23½x19½”
Entering the Empty Space #5
Oil on canvas | 51x41cm | 20×16″
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the subdued palette of a hot Italian summer's day with SOLD sticker
Entering the Empty Space #6
Oil on canvas | 41x51cm | 16×20″
Entering the Empty Space #7
Oil on canvas | 50x50cm | 19½x19½”
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the subdued palette of a hot Italian summer's day with bright green highlights
Entering the Empty Space #8
Oil on canvas | 122x122cm | 48×48″
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the subdued palette of a breezy Italian summer's day with bright green highlights
Entering the Empty Space #9 | Wind
Oil on canvas |122x122cm | 48×48″
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the palette of a hot Italian summer's day with browns and greys
Entering the Empty Space #11 | Squall
Oil on canvas | 51x51cm | 20×20″
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the palette of a hot Italian summer's day with bright & dark green highlights
Entering the Empty Space #12 | Refuge
Oil on canvas | 51x51cm | 20×20″
Abstract expressionist oil painting in the subdued palette of a hot Italian summer's day with earth and yellows
Entering the Empty Space #14 | Moving out of it
Oil on canvas grain paper | 20x20cm | 8×8″

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Abstract expressionist oil painting in palette of a hot summer's day in Italy with impasto, orange and yellow
Entering the Empty Space #15 | Traveller
Oil on canvas grain paper | 20x20cm | 8×8″