ABSTRACT TO SEMI-ABSTRACT

CHG Director’s statement: If I had to qualify one word to describe or summarise Phil Stallard painting it most probably would be he is a fine 'colourist'. What can't he do with colour, tone and expression, setting his art apart!

He captures the sensuality of colour in my opinion!

This combined with his symbols and focal point of the artwork balanced by his manner of using space does so much for reinforcing his abstract to semi abstract compositions.

Phil as have many artists, been impacted by Covid lockdowns and isolation by flood water impacting access to his bushland studio. This presents more time to think which often can trigger new approaches for an artist’s genre.

Phil is an emotional painter empowered by a spontaneous style, it's the energy of evolving an artwork being the driver for much of his creation.

I can hear Phil say ' My painting just comes to me, why I do something ... a colour, brushstroke is not so much deliberate it just happens?'

It's this honesty which is disarming for most of us, however I do know Phil understates his innate painting skill. Perhaps we can conclude he has an affinity with his choice and application of paint colour and just seems to continue to compositions that are resolved, making him the individual contemporary artist.

If I had to qualify one word to describe or summarise Phil Stallard painting it most probably would be he is a fine 'colourist'. What can't he do with colour, tone and expression, setting his art apart!.