Dear Friends — Lately I’m inspired by an intense feeling of personal vulnerability and evanescence. Perhaps it is that I am perched on the seam between two tectonic plates in temporary equipoise, awaiting the slip, the earthquake, the tsunami. Perhaps it is that I am on the edge of leaving a secure income for a life of full-time painting. More likely: I am sixty years old.
These paintings helped me recognize that I am not really interested in painting rocks, waves and trees per se; rather I am driven to paint emotions — in particular, the three emotions of fear, hope and longing.
Dark massive waves reflect dread of loss of control and fear of death. Warm fleeting colors of dawn echo the brief surge of morning hope. Sunset calm and sherbet colors echo the aching vibrations of longing – ‘may this good life continue’. Yes, my paintings have recognizable trees, sky and ocean, but although that is what I am inspired by, it is not what I am striving for in my paintings.
I am proud of these works, and I hope you will take the time to visit them either at the Visual Space Gallery in Vancouver, or on the website www.haughton-art.ca
If you have not received an invitation, you are still invited!
Saturday November 26, 2016
Please come if you can.
You are invited to a short talk by the artist at 2 pm, Sunday December 4, 2016.
Entrance is free and refreshments will be served. Dialogue welcome.
For information and images, please contact:
David A. Haughton – 604 525 2412
Yukiko Onley – 604 559 0576
Visual Space Gallery
With friendship and gratitude. Hoping to see you or hear from you soon!