a paint palette with dry oil paint from the art studio of uk artist phoebe thomasson

Infinite Kindness/The Explorer of Worlds

What are we?
a miracle of complexity
what other creature
can see beyond itself
into the stars?

Illuminating universes
for one another
we crave to help
so we may ALL live in peace.

Get over it
you angry ones
illusion in which
you are caught
blinds you
to the existence
of brothers and sisters
from outside of your time.

They talk of us
as distant strangers
how we do strange
and unusual things

We are but as myths
and we must continue
to penetrate their worlds
with infinite kindness.

(I saw Sue Perkins bowing with such reverence to the group of women from the Singapore jungle)

The quicker you go
the less you will know.

Slowly and with care
let us strive for excellence.

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phoebe thomasson uk artist kneels in her studio working on a painting with gold leaf photo credit adam white photography dorset

The Yin & The Yang

Blending lemons and limes
its a rhythm thing
seems that when I’m
In the vein of truth
there is endless time.

I am not a writer
I can’t be for
I have no pen;
only this on in my drawer.

Who am I ignoring?
who am I trying not to be
that I am?
oh its me
it’s that old thing again.

When I get stoned
out of my mind
it’s a bit like dying
it always was, for me…
not everyone had that
reaction.

Unbalanced (just playing how I felt; scared)
Full of fear (terrified of what I thought was)

I found my pen
at last.

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Transition

black zen line with primary yellow centre on a background of blue green drips contemporary acrylic painting by uk artist phoebe thomassonDay #4

Zen Master Yellow Say…Transition

Things take on a new and unexpected dimension. There is difficulty but much enlightenment.

There is a growing sense of perspective within me and my world is transitioning into something far brighter than ever before.

The depression which lingered before has broken up into manageable ‘spots’. My line has been drawn once again and now I know where I stand.

I am finally a worthy container for the brightness coming through.

The energy drips freely from above giving a downpour of knowledge; updating and washing clean my old programming. I am nourished by this steady flow.

Transition: Yellow Song

Like driving through rain

with tears dribbling down

I find it hard to see

the edges of infinity.

Enclosed in cocoon

I await the beckoning silence

of my larger self.

(I grow and grow

and how it hurts!)

As I transition

from this to that

blindness replaced

by new sight

like spring renewal

taking place in my soul.

(Tadpoles of delicious fresh thought

hatch in my mind)

My boundary

now strong

keeps within

my brightness

my yellow song.

Dorchester, Dorset, UK

5th April 2015

Before Infinity

large black loopy line with a yellow centre in a sea of trellis blue with magenta square acrylic painting by phoebe thomasson artLoopy fish in a square sea.

Deviation is innovation

I let go

Ideas flow

Unpredictable direction

that I go

Dripping paint is satisfying

Yellow and black

make a seaweed green

like strands of bladder wrack

the drips find their way

down the texture of the canvas

Day Three

The layers of a painting are like the stages of meditation. Deeper we go and at each stage, the challenge of ‘letting go’ presents itself as we transit from the known, into the unknown. 9th March 2015

Abstract Cartoon

Lattice, trellis, gravity defying speed and motion. The loopy yellow fish speeds through the trellis of time. It’s friend magenta square fish is always by her side.

Square sun, time dimension TIME LATTICE  Amoeba,

One half of infinity

Incomplete

Continuum

Half 0.5

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New Work: Floral Imaginings Series

 Welcome to my first show of digital artwork.

Floral Imaginings 1: Autumn Days
Autumn Days

 I’ve not had much time to create with paint recently, so I launched into an experimental couple of hours with Serif Photo PlusX6 instead.

It turns out it’s no different than painting in that you have to launch in, even if you don’t know what you’re doing and be unafraid to experiment.

 

Floral Imaginings 2: Winter Nights
Winter Nights

I have to say, I’m very pleased with the results and will be doing more of this type of thing.

I must admit, I’ve been reluctant to go there with the digital thing because I love painting in Real Time with real paint and canvas which maybe comes from being a bit of a purist, but as it is it is an exciting blend of Digital/analogue; the painting was done by me and so was the modelling!

Floral Imaginings 3: Spring Days
Spring Days

 

 It turns out that the opportunities to blend disciplines is what really floats my boat!

I’ve always loved to experiment anyway and I feel that having developed a sense of ‘fearlessness’ with my art has paid off.

The ideas continue to flow. I just need to carve out more time to realize them, but as ever, parenting comes first. If I can do digital work alongside my RT painting I think it will help me fill in the gaps.

This is very early work and I hope you like it enough to share and comment. I will be making some prints for sale too so watch this space for links to my shop.

 

Floral Imaginings 4: Summer Nights
Summer Nights

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Original Photography: Adam White

Model/Artist/Creator: Phoebe Thomasson

Copyright ©Phoebe Thomasson 2014

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painting with ink on a brand new canvas

Putting Fresh Ink on the Canvas

It’s a whole new world. I’ve relaunched for 2015 my status as a professional artist. There is much work in many areas to do before I hit the sweet spot, but armed with my new-found business acumen and determination, creative inspiration and an amazing team behind me I think this time things will rock and roll.

I’ve invested heavily this season in new equipment and stuff that is going to help me along; it is no mean feat being a full-time mummy and an artist and I’ve been perilously close to the edge of burnout (again) recently, which is scary with my history (ME/CFS). But this time (as opposed to 2003) I have so many blessings on my side. Okay, I am having to work harder than usual to break through the blocks to progress which includes becoming a bit of a boring fart so that I  can focus. Going to bed early is something of an acquired taste for me but essential to overall performance.

So why was I up at 5.30 this morning? Pure excitement. Not only do I have a spanking new Word Press platform to play with (and work out how the hell to pull it all together) I have a new laptop on the way. The new beast is for rendering videos that chart my studio progress in 2015 which I will post on You Tube as soon as we configure the new system and put everything together.

Have a stonking Solstice season with everything in it you are hoping for, and I hope you will join me again soon!

🙂

a red woman with a buddha belly sits on a chair. mixed media collage by phoebe thomasson

Art Gallery: Pregnant Alice

This was done for my friend Alice when she was pregnant. It wasn’t what she was expecting but I was wild and free in my Picasso phase and in love with mixed media collage and strong primary colours.

There is something really satisfying about sticking fabric onto canvas; it almost feels rebellious, but then that’s me in a nut-shell. Make rules? Break rules. If the artist cannot be free then what hope is there for the common man?

We (artists) should be arbiters of change, risk and the unconventional…

Too many stultifying rules can kill our creative spirit. This is the gift of children, child-rearing and child-bearing; it’s such an onslaught of new paradigms that we either gird our loins and learn afresh who we are and what we are capable of, or we sink miserably into depression….the good news is that even if we do sink in the beginning of any endeavor, we can always access the strength of the mother goddess (or father god) within and pull ourselves up by our boot straps.

Life affirms life, as long as we don’t give in to the ennui of despair. Anyone can feel it, our circumstances matter little. It’s our habitual outlook that must be changed. Little by little, like the growing fetus, we can add new cells every day to our growth into the person we want to be.

Are you growing?

And are you ready to be born yet?

🙂

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a stylized leaf running with energy in the veins and on the side gold oak leaves are arranged in a line by phoebe thomasson uk artist

NEW SHOP NOW OPEN! Stunning Giclee Prints now available…

Well I’m buzzing! I’ve just opened my parcel roll delivered today from the printers and I have to say I am pleasantly gob-smacked by the beauty of my work in print….and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased! 😉

The printers have done a fantastic job and the paper is gorgeous. I chose a Bamboo fibre/Cotton mix because when possible, I like to be environmentally friendly, and Bamboo is a great new sustainable resource.

As a print medium it lends itself incredibly well to the original oil painting (I chose Shaman’s Oak Leaf) and it looks very similar to the real thing in its matte finish. It has an ethereal quality I’ve never seen in a print before and I might just have to get this one framed and for myself! But I digress…

a stylized leaf running with energy in the veins and on the side gold oak leaves are arranged in a line by phoebe thomasson uk artist
The mighty oak is representative of the strength that grows from humble beginnings.

Weather Front…a Poem

Photo Credit: Roger Kirby
Cold
Heat
I'm at the junction 
where the weather fronts meet
Clashing, stress rising 
like milk boiling over
Cruel, cool knife edge cutting 
through the desperation of 
a mind gone sour
Too tired to function
love's left this heart
Compassion, strained
this anger ingrained
Got to take a deep breath and 
press 'restart'!
No shame in this game just 
stop and start again...
Again, again I hear 
the refrain slow down 
and chill life's been handing 
you a bitter pill 
But you must rise
Brighter thoughts 
than this can inhabit your 
emotional skies
Even in motion you have 
the balm
The healing potion
Just get the notion
Volcanoes must erupt
its not that you're corrupt
so let it go, set 
'go with the flow' on your sat-nav
There are those who have 
less grace than this
no need to stress about 
the hit and miss
Nature of reality 
the moons and changing tides
Respond, react to inner rhythm 
This is where your mystery resides
 
Searching for balance 
in the motion of events
Like surfing 
we learn to take the rough 
and tumble, the mundane 
mixed with intense
Trying to find 
mindful presence 
in a storm of 
compassion versus anger
Aggression 
gnawing at me 
like a dog 
with a bone
Just let me lie 
down...
Take me home.



Photo Credit: Roger Kirby



Art Gallery: tribal earth

Tribal_Earth_Acrylic_Unfinished

The earth is alive with the sound of drumming…

I’m really into the Primal Blueprint/Paleo lifestyle at the moment and paintings like this mean so much more to me now than when first created. I love that about art. It doesn’t always reveal itself until the lens of hindsight is firmly in place. It also reminds me of the Mighty Boosh art which holds much of the same kind of tribal imagery. It’s fun but also mystical and deep. You know what I mean…the earthy colours and the full moon….wanna stomp? You got it!

Copyright © Phoebe Thomasson 2014