Jonathan Greenyer established this art group in November 2015 to meet a demand amongst local abstract and experimentalist artists (in the Windsor, Bracknell area) for a forum, a network, a way of meeting other like minded people. Jonathan Greenyer is a lifelong artist coming from a family of artists. He re-newed his passion for his own painting in 2003 when due to life circumstances time, space and resources became available. Jonathan is driven by the need to ever explore new creative ideas, approaches & techniques, generally with a degree of whimsy!
Anger and Fear: When you are at home keeping safe, the shops have been emptied by hoarders and then there are so many people not social distancing but putting others at risk it makes you fearful and angry.
Uncertainty: Option for the future are so bleak and hotly contested. Is there a future revealling itself.
Hope: There is a strong will to survive and get back onto our feet. Maybe we will feel more appreciative of quiet times, lack of noise, lack of polution or maybe we will just carry on with our heads in the sand until the next crisis.
Food is running out
Time is running out
A pair of pears. Finger painting in acrylic paint on white 350gsm art paper
Spring. 64x45cm On white paper. Acrylic inks and paints
Summer. 64x45cm On white paper. Acrylic inks and paints
Autumn. 64x45cm On white paper. Acrylic inks and paints
Winter. 64x45cm On white paper. Acrylic inks and paints
Return to the land.On Canvas 90x60cm Acrylic paint.
(Left) Crouching Woman. Created in marker pen. It draws on many sources for inspiration including Aubrey Beardsley and Sylvie Guillot
(Above) Four 100x100mm paintings (left and below) created in response to a Jan/Feb 2019 Windsor Artists "challenge" set for the artists.
(Below) "Perspectives" a large painting on canvas that draws the viewer into the picture. May be it should be a 90degrees looking at a horizon. Try tilting your head to see if it is better or worse.
Bumble Bee. Acrylic on black card. 45 x 32 cm
Four large format paintings below are in Acrylic Paint on white paper and are based on the small stone age statue (about 3" tall) called "The Venus of Willendorf", possibly a fertility symbol; no one can say for certain. These are called (1) At Ease. (2) Pensive (3) Strength (4) Trapped
Experimental art rolling steel balls in acrylic paint. Choosing appropriate colours, constraining the dimensions of the area in which they can roll when the canvas is tipped and managing the pattern of roll
These two teddy pictures are themselves made up of Teddy shapes using a shaped hole punch. The Teddy Shapes were punched out of the packs from Capstan Full Strength cigarettes. This was acheived just prior to the cigarettes being withdrawn from the UK market following the introduction of Plain Wrappers for all UK Cigarettes. The second picture is a photoshopped version of the orginal image in blue. It works as well
The City Welcomes You. 65x45cm Acrylic on paper, with postproduction manipulation with pressure washers
Psychadelic Bees. Digital print.
Daisy the Rhino 75 x 50 Collage of constituent elements. I had to cut up the picture first to paint it how I wanted, them reconstructed it like a jigsaw. Why not use masking tape I hear you say - it ripped the surface off the paper. Acrylic paint
Wasp - a study in negative space. 75 x 50 cm on black card in acrylic paint.
Snake - a study in negative space 75 x 50 cm acrylic paint on black card
Senses. Taking a line for a walk it just came out of my brush and appeared as it is here. At one stage it looked like Boris Johnson then mophed into The Senses. 75 x 50 acrlic.
Dearest Flower. Inspired originally by Millais - Ophelia but it soon ran off in its own direction. 75 x 50 acrylic paint and a white Mitsubishi Uni-Ball Signo pigment ink roller ball pen.
Windsor Castle: Curfew Tower looking towards Garter Tower at Sunrise.
Gold Mitsubishi Uni-Ball Signo pigment ink roller ball pen on black card.
Windsor Castle: Curfew Tower Looking towards Garter Tower at Sunset.
Black Mitsubishi Uni-Ball Signo pigment ink roller ball pen on gold card.
First kill for Teddy. Gel pen on black card
Above. The crowd, Acrylic paint on white paper
Below. Windmills of your mind. Using just a rubber ink stamp of a small windmill
and a black ink pad. On canvas board
Nights Tale 2. Never satisfield I keep working on this picture
Teddy smokes when you smoke. 24"x18"
Capstan Full Strength cigarettes was withdrawn due to the plain wrapper legislation. Teddy is made from small Teddy shapes one cm high, each cut from Capstan Full Strength cigarette packets. Not a picture for a child's bedroom!
83x62cm. "Sometimes I find I lose my focus and sense of direction as the noise and pressures of life crashes around me like a storm; I look deep inside to re-find that focus." This work was made from 500 figures cut from discarded artwork from the last 15 years, and at the centre is the mirror to my soul. SOLD
Above. Art can be edible. Steak and ale art pie!
(Above) Extreme. 90cm square canvas block in acrylic paint and ink. A many layered painting. £800 Cards also available
The Inner Story 33" x24" £400
This piece is made from recycling discarded sketches by Sue Relph, an approved recycling process. Susan Relph NDD ATD attended Liverpool College of Art from 1960 to 1965. The influence of this inspirational training promoted everlasting and very critical yet flexible study from life. Fifty years later, she continues this exploration in her artwork and in her teaching.
Windsor Castle: Winds of change. Collage using small sections from my past "failed" paintings.
Windsor Castle: In gel pen on black card. £55 sold
Windsor Castle: Garter Tower looking towards Curfew Tower. Permanent marker pen on card. Now the cover to a book "Windsor Tales"
" Night is the time for weird dreams" Layered paintings in acrylic inks and other stuff 60cm x 60cm (Sold)
"Dreams of conflict" Layered paintings in acrylic inks on canvas 60cm x 60cm £60