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  • My work: Patrick Burke 2023

    Currently, I am fully engrossed in the creation of three captivating paintings. With unwavering dedication, I diligently work on them, fearing that the vivid imagery from my mind might dissipate like fleeting dreams. Each Painting finds its home on a canvas measuring 40cm by 60cm, serving as a tangible vessel for my artistic expression. Employing a combination of acrylics and wax, I bring forth a harmonious blend of colours and textures that breathe life into these interesting works. The enthralling process of their creation fills me with an overwhelming sense of excitement, as I witness my visions materialize into captivating realities.

    There is an exhilarating thrill in capturing the vivid visions that emerge from the depths of the mind and translating them onto a canvas. When these ethereal visitations grace me with their presence, I become the vessel through which their brilliance is channelled. They arrive fleetingly, like delicate visions fluttering through the vast expanse of my imagination, and I must seize their fleeting visibility before they take flight and disappear into the recesses of the unknown. With each stroke of the brush, I strive to encapsulate their ephemeral essence, forever preserving their beauty in the tangible realm of art. It is in these moments of inspired creation that I feel truly connected to the divine dance of creativity, embracing the challenge of capturing the intangible and turning it into something tangible and enduring.

    I have always been a person who prefers to walk in the shadows of my creative world, choosing not to attend exhibition openings and allowing the art to speak for itself. For me, the true essence of art lies in its ability to evoke emotions and convey messages without the need for external validation or recognition. If a piece of art has the power to reach out and touch your soul, then I believe it has accomplished its purpose. By avoiding the limelight and embracing the subtle connection between art and viewer, I have sought to preserve the purity and authenticity of the artistic experience.

    In the future, should your gaze fall upon one of my ethereal sleeping ladies, I implore you to maintain absolute silence as you stand before this artwork. For within its delicate strokes lies a slumbering enchantress, whose dormant presence should not be disturbed. Awaking her could unleash a mystical power that transcends the canvas, allowing her to venture into the realm of your dreams. So, tread softly, for her slumber holds a delicate balance between reality and the surreal, and disturbing her tranquillity may lead to a captivating yet unpredictable journey within the depths of your own imagination.

    As an artist, I find immense joy in witnessing the expansion of my art on a visual level. Each stroke of colour, every intricately carved detail, and the harmonious interplay of light and shadow guide me towards an ever-growing journey of artistic development. I sense a profound connection between my artwork and my personal growth, as if they are intertwined in a symbiotic dance. With every creation, I am not only expressing myself but also being led towards new horizons of creative exploration. The visual expansion of my art serves as a compass, gently nudging me to embrace new techniques, experiment with different mediums, and challenge my artistic boundaries. It is a remarkable journey, wherein I am both the creator and the one being guided, as my art becomes a conduit for my own transformation and evolution.
    Within the vibrant strokes and captivating hues of my paintings, a compelling storyline emerges, beckoning viewers into a world of enchantment and introspection. Each brushstroke dances across the canvas, weaving together a tapestry of emotions and narratives. The interplay of light and shadow invites us to explore the depths of the human experience, illuminating the complexities of joy, sorrow, and everything in between. Figures emerge, their gestures and expressions revealing tales of resilience, vulnerability, and the unbridled beauty of the human spirit. Nature, too, takes centre stage, its landscapes and elements mirroring the ebb and flow of life's ever-changing rhythms. Through my art, your invited to pause, to delve into the depths of our own souls, and to connect with the profound essence of our shared humanity. These new works of art, which I have dedicated my time and passion to, has finally taken shape on the canvas. Its creation has been a deliberate and purposeful process, far from being a mere coincidence. I firmly believe that it was destined to come into existence, meant to be discovered and appreciated by your discerning eyes. Every brushstroke, every colour choice, and every detail has been carefully orchestrated to convey a message, evoke emotions, and engage your senses. As you gaze upon my work, I hope you feel the intention and devotion poured into its creation, and that it resonates deeply within your soul, leaving a lasting impression that transcends the boundaries of art.
    The essence of my technical approach to painting is to unveil the hidden by harnessing the power of colour without the constraint of lines. Through my artistic expression, I strive to transform invisibility into visibility, breathing life into the intangible. With each stroke of my brush, I employ a vibrant palette that transcends the boundaries of perception, allowing hues to dance and merge seamlessly. In this fluidity, the absence of lines grants freedom and space for colours to interact, to blend and morph, coaxing the unseen to materialize before the viewer's eyes. Through this harmonious interplay of pigments, I unlock the potential of paint to reveal the latent beauty that lies beneath the surface, capturing the ethereal and making the invisible tangible. I find myself in a peculiar state of mind, where I can't help but feel that my art has taken on a life of its own, exerting a certain degree of control over me. It seems to guide me along a unique and individual journey, one that is deeply intertwined with the creative process. Yet, paradoxically, I also recognize that I don't truly own the final artwork. It feels as though its ultimate destination lies beyond my grasp, intended for others to interpret, appreciate, and connect with on their own terms. It is as if my art has a purpose beyond my own understanding, transcending my personal attachment and becoming a vessel for communication and expression between the artwork and its audience. In this way, my art becomes a conduit, bridging the gap between my inner world and the external realm, inviting others to embark on their own transformative journeys.
    Creating art on paper and canvas brings me immense joy and fulfilment. I find myself captivated by the endless possibilities these mediums offer, allowing me to express myself in various sizes and formats. Each stroke of the brush or pencil is infused with purpose and intention, even if the message is not immediately clear. Through my art, I strive to communicate emotions, ideas, and perspectives that transcend words and connect with the viewer on a deeper level. The absence of a specific reason behind my creations grants me the freedom to explore and experiment, letting the art speak for itself and transport the message effortlessly through its visual language. My inspiration comes from the intricate tapestry of life, woven with the threads of experiences, memories, and dreams. Each moment, whether joyous or challenging, holds a unique power to ignite the flame of creativity within me. I believe in cherishing the memories that shape who we are, for they serve as a wellspring of inspiration. Furthermore, I find solace in the realm of dreams, where imagination knows no bounds and possibilities are boundless. In this journey of self-discovery, I have come to recognize the presence of unseen forces, the ghosts that reside beside us. Their whispers carry untold stories and ancient wisdom, urging us to pay heed and embrace the enigmatic beauty of existence. By lending an ear to these ethereal guides, I unlock new dimensions of inspiration and embark on a profound artistic voyage.
    I believe that the artwork itself should be the primary mode of communication, rather than the artist who creates it. Art has the power to transcend individual identities and speak directly to the viewer's emotions, thoughts, and experiences. By focusing on the artwork as the communication medium, we encourage a more inclusive and diverse understanding of art, allowing people from different backgrounds and perspectives to engage with and interpret the work in their own unique ways. The artwork becomes a vessel for collective dialogue and reflection, fostering a rich and dynamic exchange of ideas and emotions without being limited by the intentions or biases of the artist. Emphasizing the communicative power of the artwork itself enables a more open and democratic art world that encourages active participation and interpretation from all who encounter it.

    Patrick Burke 2023

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Acrylic on canvas 40cm 60cm Painting by Patrick Burke 2023 Mother of

HER EYES WON’T LET YOU GO Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Patrick Burke

A portrait of virginia woolf Acrylic on Paper Painting

Sleeping in Dreaming Acrylic on canvas 40cm 60cm Painting by Patrick B

acrylic on paper portrait sketching painting,

Gazing Beyond Acrylic on canvas Painting 40cm 60cm

Enjoying a few seconds of the sun Acrylic on Paper 15cm 25cm Painting

Whispering in Dreaming is an acrylic on canvas painting 40cm 60cm

Acrylic on Paper Painting by Patrick Burke 2023 15cm 25cm On the Lakes

Searching Within Acrylic on Paper Painting by Patrick Burke 2023 28cm