Ian McKeever on drawing: Ian McKeever was born in Withernsea, Yorkshire in 1946 and lives and works in Hartgrove, England. He has studied English Literature and began working as an artist in 1968.
The discovery of a new painter is like the discovery of a new world “I would like someday to make a pilgrimage to Clos-Saint-Pierre, but only because the marvellous drawings of it by the Japanese painter Chuta Kimura so enchant my vision that I cannot take my eyes of them when I see them.” —…
… Mixed media on paper.
Working with a limited palette – testing what colours can become. Shapes & lines … … left to the whim – .
Things to Think Think in ways you’ve never thought beforeIf the phone rings, think of it as carrying a messageLarger than anything you’ve ever heard,Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,Maybe wounded and deranged: or think that a mooseHas risen out of the lake, and…
Working with limitations: 2 reds (pyrrole red + quinacridone) 1 yellow (hansa yellow light) 2 minutes (or maybe 5 …)
my week in painting – visual brief Playing with marks & colour; acrylic paint on gessoed paper
“The purpose of art is the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” — Glenn Gould
«There is nothing more to tell. The house was empty. The company had cut off the light. They have offered to let me have it back. But I told them they could keep it.» —Samuel Beckett: Molloy