Julian St Clair

I sometimes think of myself as an abstract painter who has wandered into and become bewitched by a world of images. Quite often the elements that find their way into my work derive from what might be called the ‘Golden Age’ of popular culture. Somehow the passage of time has endowed these things with a poetry and presence that I find hard to resist, so if there is at times a nostalgic element to what I do I strive to avoid sentimentality aiming instead for a formal and visual rightness and tightness.

After living in the West End of London for many years in 1989 my wife and I decided to experiment with a more rural way of living, we moved to Cornwall and have been here ever since.  It is my intention to produce paintings that are positive and uplifting. I hope the viewer enjoys looking at my work as much as I have enjoyed making it.