A large number of my paintings are created on circular boards. My first exhibition “The Circular Song” concentrated on work employing the circular composition. When I began to paint with ambitions towards exhibiting I was immediately attracted to working in a circle because of the striking visual possibilities such a design offered.
Circular paintings can be rotated and viewed from different angles creating multiple images also they can flow round and tie together in one continuous, harmonious composition.
Circular paintings more accurately reflect the shape in which we perceive the world through the light entering the circular pupils of our eyes.
The circular design has been used for thousands of years notably through the spiritual artwork of Buddhist mandala’s. Mandala can be translated as circle and although I began working on my circular art before I had heard of mandalas, I had seen circular work influenced by these great spiritual masterpieces. Many of my paintings have a spiritual and philosophical theme and in this way they are connected to the mandalas, which can be used to focus the mind with positive spiritual energy.
The theme much of my work explores is that of the immortality of the soul. It is important to understand the nature of our souls, as it can help us live better lives if we comprehend that what we do in this life and what we leave behind will not only affect those we leave behind but will also determine the circumstance and nature of our own future rotations of life. It can help us treat all people with more respect and love if we understand that we are all brothers and sisters each of us animated by a unique divine spark, a breath from the same eternal fire.
|Style and Technique|
|The Circular Song|
|Christian's work featured in new Fusionart Book|
|Exhibition The Flavel Centre, Dartmouth, 18th March to 1st April 2013|
|Exhibition, The Bleddfa Centre, Wales, 3 - 24 November 2012|
|Ariel centre, Totnes exhibition, 8th to 22nd September 2012|
|Contemporary Passions X, Kingsbridge, Harbour House, 10th to 22nd July 2012|
|AOI Exhibition, La Galleria Pall Mall November 2011|
|Kingsbridge Exhibition, October 2011|
|Fusionart Classes, May 2011|
|Art of Imagination Exhibition|
|Worcester Open 2010|
|Visionary Art Intensive 2009|
|Fusionart Gallery 1|
|Fusionart Gallery 2|
|Fusionart Gallery 3|
|Philosophy and Ideas Behind the Art|
|The Spectrum of Creation|
|The Soul in Flight|
|The Spirit Soul Joining Matter|
|Your Love is Stronger than Gravity|
|Defended by Angels|
|Limited Edition Prints, The Circular Song|
|Limited Edition Prints, Fusion Art|