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 a CONVERSATION

'While I was in the midst of painting this new collection, I was being driven by something I couldn't put my finger on.  It was a longing, an ache, a love of something flawed, human, raw, fragile, strong.  I painted each day never knowing at the start what would end up in front of me by evening.  I knew if it was finished, I knew if it wasn't, and I knew that I had to keep going until I could understand what it was I was desperate to express.  One day, about three weeks before my paintings were going to be displayed to friends and family at a Private View, I was overcome by a sudden and profound understanding. Listening, as I so often do when I work, to a playlist of Leonard Cohen, I realised that my paintings were visual expressions of what he was singing about. The flawed, exalted, mundane, visceral, sensual, basic and intricate nature of humanity - the blood and flesh, the loneliness and companionship, the humour and melancholy, both the ephemeral and permanent elements of human life with all its loss and gain, wealth and poverty.  All these were coursing through my work alongside the rhythms, chords and words - and of course the voice - of Leonard Cohen.  All I could do was sit, covered in oil paint, my palette in my hand, and weep with gratitude that such souls exist and that even though he is no longer living, I can somehow know him, converse with him, and dance with him to the end of love.' Molly Gaisford

 

Please use the Contact Form to receive a complete online catalogue of my work and prices.  Below is a selection from 'A Conversation'.

Everyone Who Wanted You, 30" x 30",  Oil and Oil Glaze on Canvas

 
 

Sometimes I Need You Wild, 30" x 30", Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic Metallic on Canvas

In My Secret Life, 30" x 30", Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic Metallic on Canvas

Four In The Morning, 16" x 20", Oil, Oil Glaze and Charcoal on Canvas  SOLD

 
 

One Of Ua Cannot Be Wrong, 40" x 40", Oil, Sand and Acrylic Metal on Canvas

 

 

the series

 

The Series I - Vi are purposefully without titles other than numbers which refer to their groups.  This signifies a surrender to the unknown: a discarding of identity, definitions, labels, ego.  Each painting becomes universal, a place of discovery and exploration of the sub-conscious for each individual: an ultimate freedom. 

 

Please use the Contact Form to receive a complete online catalogue of my work and prices.  Below is a selection from The Series.

Series i

 
 
 

series ii

 
 

portraits

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