Hello all and welcome to my new blog. I’ve never been a blogger before so as I get used to all the functions & tools at my disposal you will notice I hope (if you read my posts at any rate) that the appearance changes as I adapt the style and format to suit my needs. But for now this will have to do. It’s far more important to me to get on with the business of connecting with people as soon as possible and leave “styling” until later.
I thought it would be a reasonable thing at the outset to have a go at explaining myself as an artist, so these first few posts will contain a fair amount of soulsearching….oh before I go any further I should explain that this blog is not a substitute for Twitter or my webpage but more of a vehicle where I can explore and explain to anyone listening my thoughts and feelings about things artistic from time to time..”from time to time” meaning when I feel the need. Not daily or weekly or even regularly. So there may be long stretches of time between posts (quite likely) if I don’t have anything to say. I can hear the sighs of relief from here!
Now where was I? oh yes soulsearching…something I guess most artists are used to. The most immediate questions to answer I suppose would be – who am I, what do I do and why do I do it? The first 2 of these at least are relatively straightforward at the moment tho’ they might change I s’pose. Since I am in the business of exploring what is not even clear to me I do reserve the right to be inconsistent, to change my mind, to be vain, pompous, pretentious and a pain in the arse from time to time………because this is a struggle!
I am Martin Davis, a practising self taught artist who produces 2D artworks, paintings mainly in oils. I used to be a firefighter until retirement put paid to that 6 years ago. Before that I was in finance for a while, before that I was an undergraduate in Birmingham UK and before that school (not very exciting)….but before all of that and during all of it I loved art. So art, or more specifically painting, at least has been a significant continuous thread in my life.
My artistic output has varied and still does. Partly I think I love the variety but probably nearer the mark is the fact that I am still searching for what I feel compelled to do most.
Enough for one post I think?