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Artist's StatementAs a child, I spent more time doodling, daydreaming and drawing, when in the classroom, rather than concentrating on the set classroom tasks. My imagination would take me into distant and obscure worlds, where light and dark merged. Colours fused into each other, to cover all objects and figures with continuous fluidity. In these strange worlds, form, shape and order did not exist in the normal way. It was all in the imagination. I did not know it at the time, but I am synaesthesic, which drives my imagination and my art.
My artistic confidence was boosted when in my early teens, my art teacher suggested that I should enter an all Birmingham art competition for pupils, sponsored by the then Milk Marketing Board, which required candidates to paint a dairy scene and to my surprise and delight, I won first prize.
Now that I am older, with less work pressure and added confidence in expression, I have developped a more adventurous approach, where science, art and my synaesthesia merge in continuous fluidity.
Art StyleAbstract, Impressionistic, Expressionistic, Representational, Contemporary, Traditional, Illustrative, Conceptual
Art SubjectsAbstract, Landscape, Cityscape, Still Life, Portrait, Seascape, Coastal, Figurative, Imaginary
Art Materialsoils, acrylic, charcoal
George Meliniotis's Portfolios
Water has appearance which depends on many factors, such as weather, depth, naturally dissolved chemicals, impurities and many more. I find the challenge of representing water to give not only a realistic appearance, but also with effects allowed by artistic licence, a rewarding challenge. A selection of some of my works is shown.
Examples of my many landscapes
Abstract, semi abstract and surreal.
A variety of works ranging from semi abstract, through abstract, to surreal. Viewer imagination and humour essential.
Examples of my figurative images. I mages may appear elsewhere under different portfolios.
The area is so rich in photographic and artistic opportunities. The challenge is representation but with an added element of fluidity and imagination can enhance reality.