ART-in-CANADA
 
John Stirling
Artist's Statement
 
 
   
           

Artist's Statement
 

As I go through life Iím amused at some peoplesí view on the life that happens around them. If they paused and really looked around during their frantic search for the beautiful or truthful, they, like me, would find both in the ordinary. A shop attendant, a still life or a snap shot on a neighbourhood stroll speaks to me and I commit it to a piece of art.

In my latest work I am turning away from the subject being the dominating force in the art, instead my concern is to create organized, unified designs that bring tangibility and tranquility to that subject by giving the surrounding area equal weight regardless of the subject matter. My simplistic approach in colour and form give my work an exciting rawness that is quite appealing.