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Hi, I am a Student of Surrealism and the artistic principle of creativity.
My working practice painting abstracts aligned with a professional background in psychotherapy and education encourages me to take a versatile approach to painting. Serious, sometimes quirky!
Squeegee Paintings Large and small scale canvases. These works are swathes of integrated colour and texture, energetically applied to canvas in a rigorous style, “truth to material”.
Colourfields Combinations of glazes, shimmering colour and contemplative, their subject matter is purely colour and its impact on your senses, “colour for the sake of colour”.
We all have different yet valid ways of seeing - Picasso said. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up" ————
—— most of the time life gets bogged down with daily clutter and monkey chatter. I’m in rebellion and along with the serious stuff for art consultants and galleries I like to paint humour and happiness -“quirky”.
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Thank you for reading, AL.
In the run up to the 25th Wimbledon Art Fair, Allan catches up with Wimbledon Art Studios, discussing influences, inspirations and insight into upcoming work.
The traditional view of the art in St Ives tends to focus on its landscape and nature as a source of inspiration. Its sweeping light and battered windswept coast caressed with a sub-tropical climate in the summer months is a famous factor for having attracted artists.
To paint without reference is not easy because arbitrary choice and chance play an important part. When I begin painting I have no idea or plan as to what it will look like when finished.
Allan Storer MA paints large abstract canvases for architects, interior designers and private clients. His influences include 20th. Century abstract artists and the squeegee paintings of Gerhard Richter. He is a Master of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design: Bachelor of Arts, University Wales and a post graduate of Kings College.
Unlike many artist’s I’ve interviewed Allan Storer can see no difficulty where artistic integrity may be compromised with the gap between art and commerce. A painter in St Ives and London UK he has created his own unique style. He rocks! What inspires him?
He steps back, saying he needs to make it better whilst retaining the painting’s spontaneity. It looks good but Storer says,
“It won’t hold up, may be a day or two then I’ll see”
"The arts are fundamental" he says "enabling young people to express themselves, to achieve success in later life” and “there is a real risk that fewer and fewer schools will provide learning opportunities in the arts”.
Its monumental size, gives the observer an impression they are standing not just beside but below the turbulent wave, especially as the wave reaches to the frames borders.
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