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CHARLES STUART (peterthepainter)
1952 -


When you are really openly creative...getting across to your audience just what your work is about...is problematic.
Having to define your work is frustrating and producing more work is much more fun.
People like to be given a soundbite...something simple to label and file things for them...

Sorry but I can't do labels...not for myself.

Artist's often like to create variations on their success's...you know create a 'look' or a 'style' or a sound.... something that defines them and helps them to be presented and understood easily.

...I work in whatever medium I like whenever I like...whatever takes my attention...I like to create work that is meaningful...transcendent would be better.

...the more stunning, beautiful images that I create the better I like it...Painting was what I started out with and I look to Rembrandt, Picasso, Rothko, Richard Hamilton...his 'Interior II' stunned me at the Tate gallery in 1968/9. I care deeply about surface quality and color as well as the content of my paintings...

...I photograph and love to create and alter images digitally...I make paintings with video which you can see embedded on this site or on youtube peterthepainter's channel...

...I make wooden sculpture such as the 'Icarus' work that is here in the form of paintings...

...so I paint with oil on canvas and oil and gouache on paper and board...but I also paint with a camera, a computer and with video...

...My themes are many and varied...some of the work is heavy and some light (like led Zeppelin)...

...Abstract, figurative, expressionist,impressionist, cubist...whatever...It does not bother me...I have no one to please but myself...and my audience is whoever relates to what they see in my work...

Artists can be trapped by financial success and feel they need to repeat that success...my take is this...

MAKE ART NOT MONEY

...sure selling is fun but if you need the money too much then compromise is your master.


...get up each new day and create with a fresh heart and clear eyes...travel hopefully and make sure not to arrive at disappointment.

...Robert Hughes has the truth about the art market in his film 'The Mona Lisa Curse'....Simple honest truth..I recommend it to you here.

...Where do I come from?...well...Marvel Comics...I used to own Spidey *1, X-