Recent Works

“The heart’s desire, as a painter, as a gestural painter, in fact a gestural painter in layers, is to ecstatically see through and express that privilege of consciousness in the immediacy of form, colour, stroke…

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Magic and Romance
Oil on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Quests and Miracles
Oil on linen, 46″ x 84″ / 117 x 213 cm.

Magic & Science
Oil & enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Trust
Oil on linen, 40″ x 22″ / 102 x 56 cm.

Passion Nocturnale (for Gene Colan)
Oil on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Aitherios II
Oil on linen, 40″ x 84″ / 102 x 213 cm.
— Commissioned by Alex Leon; Barranquilla, Colombia; inspired by The Dream Stelae / Akhenaten’s —

Kuan Answers according to A. W. Watts
Oil & collage on linen, three panels assembled, 38″ x 45″ / 96.5 x 114 cm.

Compassion and Balance – Triptych
Each panel oil on linen

Compassion and Balance I
Oil on linen, 41″ x 31″ / 105 x 78 cm.

Compassion and Balance II
Oil on linen, 41″ x 30″ / 105 x 75 cm.

Compassion and Balance III
Oil on linen, 41″ x 31″ / 105 x 78 cm.

B, P & W #2
Oil on canvas, 16″ x 12″ / 30.5 x 40.5 cm.

B, B & W #1
Oil on canvas, 16″ x 12″ / 30.5 x 40.5 cm.

Mingus’ Cumbia I
Collage, oil & enamel on linen, 44” x 22” / 112 x 56 cm.

Mingus’ Cumbia II
Collage, oil & enamel on linen, 44” x 22” / 112 x 56 cm.

Obsessions
Oil on linen, 50″ x 50″ / 127 x 127 cm.

Justice
Oil and enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

The Keys of Life: Desire
Oil on linen, 40″ x 30″ / 102 x 76 cm.

The Keys of Life: Effort
Oil on linen, 40″ x 30″ / 102 x 76 cm.

The Keys of Life: Determination
Oil on linen, 40″ x 30″ / 102 x 76 cm.
— Collection of Carmen & Buddy Young; NYC, USA —

Saramago (for Jose)
Oil and enamel on linen, 46″ x 46″ / 117 x 117 cm.

Fear of Awareness
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

Fear of Ignorance
Oil & enamel on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

Fear of Holding On
Oil on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.
— Collection of Thierry & Anne Billenguerre; Paris France —

Fear of Letting Go
Oil on linen, 22″ x 18″ / 56 x 46 cm.

“…Because when we look, say at a tree, we revel in the contained explosion of root, trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, fruit; fruit, blossom, leaf, branch, trunk, root. Thrust upwards, waving in the wind, shimmering. To see through that leaf to cell, to molecule, to atom, to energy is the ecstasy of the dervish. The dervish moves like that, is moved by that.

“We are the dervishes of the art world. From that ecstatic move to oneness with energy at the heart of things we fling colour onto canvas. It takes the shape of how we move, our dance. We are the psychic weathervane – turned by the multidimensional infinitely expressive currents of love, the consciousness of love. Burdened as we are by grief, by loss, by impossible desires, by the immense weight of the world, we spin, and throw off images from the unseen world, the world of sudden grace, of unconditional promise, of correspondences and revelations, of surprise.

“Isn’t it?”

—Jo Hayward-Haines