|Date.||Monday, 01 October 2012 until Saturday, 10 November 2012|
An exhibition of work by Phillip Toole.
My work is underpinned by an imaginative response to experiences of nature and its place in the world. The sources of inspiration are wide ranging, including travel to more exotic places as well as nearer locations. The approach is speculative, exploring inner and outer sensations and the forces of nature in its variety of guises. The use of colour, as well as the exploration of materials, is important. Memory also plays an important role. Listening to music adds to the process as do periods of quiet reflection.
I have a great respect for the traditions of British art. This ranges from William Blake and Samuel Palmer to painters from the twentieth century, including Gillian Ayres, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Bryan Wynter. These latter artists are from a generation whose passion for paint and generosity of spirit deeply impresses me.