Phil Alder Artist. Paintings.
Gardens, Flowers, Foliage, Water, and Light.
Born in 1951. A career in arts and as a practicing artist in west Wales.
Use mixed colours, rhythm and shallow depths. Accuracy in colour is very important in particular to my studio work.
I enjoy watercolour. I love its immediacy, its light, its delicacy of touch. I use this medium and its responsiveness to mark and gesture to make both drawings and paintings most often from life. They vary in size from 10 cms to around 80cms.
In contrast, mainly in winter, I hunker down in the studio to use the richness of oil paint. My studio paintings are normally small to medium, that is around 30cms – 100cms.
The studio paintings and the more ‘abstract’ watercolours seek to pin down an ‘inner image’, the equivalent or recollection of an experience and visually recreating it.
I tend to work through themes and ideas over ten to fifteen year cycles. Currently I am concentrating on the themes of gardens and movement.
Illustrations in the gallery pages on this site show my work’s evolution. I have shown examples of previous work as well as current practice.
I would welcome site specific commissions for larger works and would do so in a four stage commissioning process.
'High Summer 2014 (Trefechan)'' watercolour on paper. 21cm x 50cm. (Private Collection)