I do not know how you feel about 2016 , but it has been quite a peculiar time in my mind. A lot of my idols dropping off like Bowie, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, Mohammed Ali, Leonard Cohen and others as well. Apart from these special people passing on, we saw some rocking events that we never would have thought would happen. I am referring to winners, referendums, elections and the rest. Yeah! Wow!
However, here I am around December at the time of finishing off this series of six paintings and I am still in my short sleeves. Things have really changed from thirty years ago, I am certain of that. My memories as a young lad was of me wearing a jumper (sweater) around October. Now that is odd and it is not the only big thing to think about! Some people do not believe in global warming, even some world leaders, or to be. Let us just have a look around and there is a lot else to think about. This is what my expression is about through my painting.....there are a lot of stoppers!
This piece is quite symbolically straight forward I feel. You have the human profile, the alarming exclamation mark and the question mark; are we listening though? It should at least make us think not just for the now, but also for the then too. Some issues bring a lump to our throats, hard to swallow facts and are too large to gulp down.
P.S. A small limited edition of 6 ORIGINAL paintings of this piece is available. I wish to emphasise that all are hand painted and supplied with a C.O.A.