A re-ordered website and a new Digital painting. / by kevin dolan

i have spent some time reorganising my website recently, reflecting the 4 years of work since i began to paint seriously again in May 2013. So here it is - re-ordered by year rather than by the previous series.

It is interesting to see the road travelled, (not always a straight line), since 2013.  It's a double edged sword to look back, to reflect:  on the one hand, inspiring to see the work grow year by year, but also frustrating to see the detours and cul-de-sacs ... is there consistency? a voice developing? to me it feels like a constant restless search: for a subject. From geometric abstracts, to messy organic 'text paintings' to portraits looking at identity and performance, to recent ipad studies; there are what seems wild diversions of style: but always constant experimentation over the past 4 years. There is no conclusion really, the journey continues, but by doing this I feel I can see some progress in the work and my attitude to it, not least my desire to get this work out and viewed more publicly. 

As always, please share if you can, and let me know what you think. If you take the time i hope you enjoy this small trawl through the past 4 years.

I will sign off with a new digital painting, from a manipulated photograph;  over-painted and combined with another photo. a technique i am continuing to explore. K 

National Gallery