“There’s an intrinsic need in me to create that’s always been there,” says Cornish landscape painter Mike Hindle. “My work is about being conscious, being alive, and is driven by a search for balance.”
“The painting process is a search for meaning, a desire for a worthwhile existence. I want to live, to feel alive and leave something that speaks on an emotional level.
“Starting a painting is like standing on the edge of a cliff for a brief moment before falling. Energy builds, the mind speeds through ideas about composition, the placement of marks and colours. These thoughts spin and accelerate until a moment of clarity arrives, that is the cue for the canvas to receive its first mark.