Strictly speaking 'abstract' means non-representational, yet to me my work is also about 'real things'. Because I bring shapes and lines together in spontaneous groupings, like people gathering in little groups at a party or in a train station, 'incidents' are created that I see as things, new things that didn't exist before and now do, with a unique identity.
People who collect my work say I'm a colourist and they love the colours I use, the many yellows and blues I mix, and the reds (my current favourite is Cadmium red deep which is rich raspberry like a luscious lipstick.) People also comment on my mark-making and strong areas of drawing where I often use pastels or charcoal which give a feeling of temporariness that fits the contemporary scene and adds a change of texture and mood.
My work has been shown in galleries in LA and in the UK as well as locally. In the US an interior designer and colour consultant is my agent (phipparadondesign.com), while here in the UK I am represented by an art consultant.
My canvases can be from 80 x 40 ins (203 x 102cms) right down to the little painting on the website that's 14 x 11ins (36 x 28cms). I also like to work on thick textured khadi paper which is hand made in India; these works are usually about 26 x 20ins (66 x 51cms) and are glazed and well framed. I mostly use acrylic paint; it is so versatile and beautiful. Prices start at £150. Please just ask. And please visit my website: gregor palmer.co.uk