Alan Yaffe – Abstract Artist

The word ABSTRACT is derived from a Latin word meaning “pulled away, detatched”, and the general idea is of something that is removed from physical reality. l, therefore, invite you to view my work and enjoy the compositions, the forms, the textures and the colours without necessarily having to be able to relate what you see to anything in the real world. The title of each painting may suggest a link to reality but, very often, what I see will be very different to what you will see…for me, that is the appeal of abstract art.

When I take hold of a blank canvas, there’s an excitement that’s hard to explain. The creative possibilities are infinite and, for me, abstraction offers up all those possibilities.My creativity is not bound by the real world and, quite often, not even by my imagination. Sometimes I paint in a planned manner, knowing, at the start, what will or won’t work. But often, I don’t begin with a clear idea. The beauty of applying paint to canvas is that I’m able to let the image develop as I build up the composition with layers, texture and colour until I arrive at an end point . . a finished painting. That end point often takes me by surprise in an amazing & uplifting way.

Creating art was a passion when I was a child, and it was my favourite subject all the way through school until I finished my A levels. I wanted to move on to study art at college. That didn’t happen, and I put my creativity aside until I was 42, when I happened to see some abstract paintings in a gallery and thought “I can do that”……. and so I did! What started out as a hobby 18 years ago then became the start of a new career at the age of 54. In the last 5 years, I’m delighted to have been able to exhibit and sell my work to collectors in both the UK and the USA.

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I’m happy to discuss your particular requirements for a commissioned original abstract painting to enhance your space whether that be home, office, or business.