"Ada (after Rembrandt)"
Typical - it's been quiet on the western front for weeks then I have two commitments on the same afternoon. So I didn't end up making it to the opening of William Mobbs' exhibition at Newtown Fine Art Traders. But, hopefully, I'll be able to sneak in a visit before it closes on April 7. These works remind me of other pieces - bought in South Africa - that hang in a friend's parents home. I could stare at them for hours. Here's what William has to say:
What five words best describe you? Paint, Earthboy, paint, paint, paint.
What was the inspiration behind the pieces in this exhibition? No single inspiration, but an nth of the sum of things you perceive as worthwhile picturing.
What's your proudest achievement? Being able to afford linen to paint on instead of appropriating Carolyn’s mum’s Irish Linen tea towels.
Who inspires you? Gordon Bennett, Andrew Frost (the one I went to art school with), Carolyn, Sylvie and Ella.
What are you passionate about? Change and some warps & wefts of continuum, a constant tidelike paradigm shift.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? To respect intuition.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Liz, when she picks us up in her second-hand car.
What are you excited about? A laksa with Liz, Carolyn, Sylvie and Ella.
What's next? To make better art...
Images courtesy of William Mobbs and Newtown Fine Art Traders.