A New Year..A New World..Greetings!!


A New Year.. A New World..Greetings!

“To everything a season the return of the sun with the consciousness of Divine love growing in our hearts the icy maw of fear is melting in our hearts mankind is moving from the winter of our discontent into the eternal springtime of our lives it is how it is divine momentum as day follows night a new dawn beckons for all suffering humanity for all of Life for everything is sentient everything divine fear and hatred is melting in this resurgent well spring of love and peace this return of the sun which is our birthright which has been locked in the icy maws of ignorance of our true nature our Divine essence the glory of the dawn is arising dear friends and fear of darkness will fade with this glorious returning light for darkness was ever thus merely absence of light as our consciousness warms and grows through this Knowing of Divine beneficences it permeates and flows through all of our being this immutable cosmic time and tide will rise and float all of our beached boats what joy to know as a New Year beckons that a new world is rising with it that everywhere and in every heart this resurgent Divine beat is thrumming growing such a tune has ever been picked in celestial circles now is the time for our divine ear to pick it up and each bring our own unique exquisite note to play in creating a more Divine Tune for all of life..”Au

Grace and Gratitude:)



About Alasdair Urquhart Artist and Poet

I am an Artist, Painter, Writer, Poet , Illustrator, Professional Creative Since I was a young child, the exploration of my universe, has been through mark making. Through the innocence of this process, I found a means of communication with others.......a point of contact. Plants, Animals, People, Birds , Insects....... The Cosmos itself............... ..began to be revealed, before my wide, curious eyes. It opened my life, my heart, my mind, something......... fundamental, was touched deep within me, each and every time. Always new....... It was alchemy.... It was beautiful..... I felt my spirit soar........for I had found, A Universal language. For Man it has ever been thus; since earliest times, it has been one of our most basic modes of interaction. Art, draws on the essence of Nature, the Universe itself; connecting us to her rhythms and illimitable moods. When Ancient Man made marks on cave walls it was to reveal to their peers, the mysteries of life....so also its practicalities; for the need for interdependence in daily duties, if they were to survive.......... never mind thrive. Today, there has never been a greater need for Art. Art celebrates all of the senses; giving the body balance and harmony, the soul and mind, a sense of belonging. In the natural world, the function of each organism is to realise its fullest potentialities - - that is its fundamental ethos. We have a need, and duty, to create a Society in which, each one of us, has a chance to develop, their creative abilities to the fullest, in a caring, nurturing environment. We need to redefine our vision of how we wish the world to be ...... The eternal moment is now. for our world is perishing through this very lack. Art works on the inner and the outer senses. Our children are the future! Unless they are nurtured and esteemed through the Arts the present behavioural poverty in our Society will continue to spiral down........." http://alasdairurquhart.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/view/434... How would you describe your style of art? It is an internal response to the energies passing through me in the Eternal Now. it has a figurative, colourful element which is a partial response to the visual impressions received. It is a synthesis of all of my senses. ..especially of Intuition and Knowing ....those most internal of journey senses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyBgB68vxVo Describe one of your paintings: It is a portrait of a child...Leela....aged three Her Grandmother commissioned it. My brief was to capture the essence of her nature... before her elfin quality, was lost, to social patterning, and conditioning, which commences, when a child begins to name things.... and their relationship with the essence of an object is lost. She is situated in her garden, a wonderful space, which has a Narnia feel to it. It has been developed over a period of months. On each visit I am growing more empathic to the little one's vision and journey. How do you decide on your subject matter? It decides for me :-) It is an internal process.. a beat begins , an upsurge of energy, taste , touch, smell.. ..all the senses are heightened. I feel gently led .... the internal process is partly rationalized by discerning these feelings, articulating them.... often first in words.... free associations help the fluency, patterns emerge.... ..often unexpectedly ..I love it ...a dance begins and I am led...lovingly on a new journey..... ....always different:) Many of my paintings depict richly detailed scenes and reflect my own deep interest in the lives of people and their work. I believe that..... Lives are not ordinary – all our lives and the way we live them and interact with our environment are important. I hold up a mirror to people and situations. Due to the sale of the barn..my previous lovely studio..I have had a beautiful new studio built in my garden.. I am invited out to paint on Tresco, the Isles Of Scilly; The famed sub-tropical Abbey Gardens, and wonderfully diverse geography of this sacred Isle always provide a rich vein of inspiration for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR8itsfqJ7A I spend a lot of time on Dartmoor painting the scenes and wildlife, and on and by the rivers Exe, Teign and Dart in Devon. In Cornwall, I enjoy exploring the coves and cliff paths, the beaches and Ports. Another of my loves is rural France. Initially invited over by Monaco Fine Arts in the early 90’s to paint the scenery of Southern France and Northern Italy; I developed a love of the area and spend as much time as possible exploring and painting in the wine regions particularly. I studied at Dundee College of Art from 1974.... finishing my postgraduate studies there in 1979. I won scholarships from the British Council to Budapest Fine Art Academy, and the Elizabeth Greenshield scholarship twice from Montreal, Canada. I have been exhibited at the Scottish Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal Institute. Also in numerous galleries in towns across England, Scotland and Wales. My work has also been exhibited and in private collections in Europe, America, Canada and Japan. I have received sponsorship from Rosenstiel’s Fine Art Publishers, London, residencies at Grizedale, and Farringdon. My paintings have been published by Rosenstiel’s, Medici and Parnassus.
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3 Responses to A New Year..A New World..Greetings!!

  1. Greetings! To hover on the brink of another year, another turn of the calendar, we celebrate all that turns our hearts toward God and this ever evolving new world. This is so hopeful, and I pray that more hearts are opened to the music of the divine, to the beauty of the earth, and that we might hear the chorus of our united songs in each and every dawn. May the light of the spreading sun illuminate our vision and attune us to the divine presence of the Beloved in every life. When I open the painting and enlarge it to see the richness of creation, it brings tears to my eyes. Every brush stroke is seen, as the artist shares a wondrous reflection of the sweep of the master painter that creates us all! Vision brings awareness and summons our awakening to the treasures that are ours! Life is pure gift, and we are invited into the dance. I am filled with gratitude and deeply moved to sense the grand invitation to share in the creative power of God, to feel the energizing alchemy, and to be a part of it all! We are welcomed by the Holy Family to share in the beauty of the greatest love in all the world and beyond. I celebrate and rejoice in each new day and feel the deep privilege of realizing a God who desires a relationship with us!

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  3. Randy says:

    Happy New Year!

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