I was raised in England but not born there. I have lived in Norway for 14 years now and thus I would say I was an acclimatized Norwegian and have learned the language. My education and career was art based and today I try to earn, or should I say, survive, a living through my art. However in this fast changing ever evolving world we live, the role of art, and of the artist, is also undergoing changes in its evolution. In fact there is a silent crises in the art world today which has lead many artists to fall into a deep form of creative depression. For artists, and when I use that term, I mean artists who are dedicated to discovering those pockets of meaningfulness and sharing in those discoveries with anyone who wishes to share in the experience of them, are part of an art world that is based upon the idea of different games. Three games in particular. The game of "who can create art that makes them the new genius and thus secure their place in history", the game of fame, and also the game of commodity. Most artists are, whether they realize is or not, are trapped in these "games" which is why art is stuck, and just can´t move on. For years I have struggled to find another way but to no avail. This lead me to almost give up on art altogether, as have many other former artists I know personally. However, just recently have I discovered fresh ideas and philosophies that seem to suggest possibilities for a different direction for art and for a new purpose for artists. I am currently exploring those areas and intend to use my Steemit account to write and display progress along these new directions.
In the mean time here is an example of one of my earlier paintings. This one is called "Abstract reflection of myself"