Simon Chinnery - Artist Statement

I paint abstracts in mixed media including acrylic, plant powders and oils. My work is full of energy and movement with my inspiration coming from natural landscapes and the amazing worlds you can see if you look closely at things.

I have a fascination with natural images of light, colour, abstract shapes, and the cycle of growth, decay and seasons. I’ve been told that there is a bit of dream-like messiness in my work as I try to articulate feelings into organic energy.

I feel that my paintings say something about the joy of painting as an expressive act and for that very reason alone cause us to think not only about the darkness we carry with us, but also the colour, the brightness and the light, and how the contrast of these make us human.