My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist.
I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch.
I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings and poems about Jesus and the Kingdom.
I recently discovered the world of ‘naive art’. I didn’t actually know it was a genre of art.
There’s a whole world of naive art out there – centuries old!
It’s redeemed me from striving and thinking I have to be some kind of ‘really good artist’ , making boring pairings that look lifelike to be successful.
‘Naive’ artists have no formal art training and paint in their own free style, any subject they choose -that’s me!
I feel a whole lot free’er to paint in my own style – which I always thought was a bit childlike – anyhow, now I don’t really care and I’ve found new joy in painting for fun.