DEGARD – Painter of Auras
My paintings are about people’s Life energies. The vital forces which guide and control our lives. We know there are many energies beyond just gravity and electromagnetics which move and control including free will and consciousness. All these energies comes together in my paintings where I create, paint a conscious aura that I can see in and through people, places and things. I call these energies the Aura Pure (sometimes called Aura Conscious) and this is what I paint.
When I ’see’ the Aura Pure ( more in the dark!) which is always magnificently amazing and this is what I try to paint in my Art.
The Aura Conscious is conscious! Therefore the energy is often about healing, anxieties, wishes, desires predictions and a profound connection to all.
My paintings sit within the genre of Contemporary Visionary art. Contemporary because I research what is happening in society now, in scientific thinking, branding, the History of Art And Visionary because my work is intuited and channelled; i intuit the intangible magic/poetry/vision in my life which is also in yours.
My Art’s context is from a long history of Visionary artists: Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klimt, Lee Krasner, Emma Kunz, Kandinsky, William Blake, Bruegel to name a few. I have taken a further step as a Contemporary Visionary artist to include both the Visionary and our material lives in my practice. Our material lives being all our crises and issues today for which we need answers and hope. The Contemporary Visionary genre which I am developing, in Art includes many wonderful emergent artists including The Black Mirror group and those involved in ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Esotericism).
By viewing my work, I hope that you will ‘see’ some of that magic, connection and hope in your life. I hope my Art gets you considering some of those expansive questions.
My Art is entirely optimistic for humanity, the paintings being purposefully painterly and beautiful.
I have painted many celebrities, wondering what makes the difference between success and fame and the person who isn’t successful and famous! How do we define success? What does the energy of success look like?
My new series, coming soon will look at brands like Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton as well as those items traditionally used in fine art, apples, oranges and maybe not so traditional the hamburger! My latest series Drip and Still Lives will be on show in London soon.
Degard is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a committee member of the Colour Group and Fellow of the Galileo Commission.