Thursday, December 10, 2009

Scottish Translation

The wonderment of these fascinating images and the simplicity with strong personal statement. Viewing these paintings offer a glimpse into the world of Paul Barnes, who was inspired at a young age of Scotland's ancient tradition, rich in folklore and legends. Paul quoted, "Resurrecting the creatures from my childhood memories and playing with them like I did as a kid. I try hard to make my work look old, to recapture my visions with a feeling of timelessness and space, kind of like a dream or distant memory that has become all blurry and faded."

Paul Barnes is participating in a wonderful benefit group show, "A Cry For Help" at Thinkspace Art Gallery on January 8 - February 5, 2010, as well as working toward a solo show at Thinkspace Art Gallery sometime in 2010.