|,"Beautifully, eclectic, Gothic vibes"
"- John tirckle. CODART"
"If you make art, people will talk about it and Don Keylands work is to be talked about "
"- Sarah Stone, Life magazine. "
Don is a fine Artist who lives in a house in Brighton, England..
My Artist manifesto in the dogma of a list.
my life's work is not popular.
I have died 1000 times, i am dead inside, grew then died again like a sadistic, macabre poem,
There wasn't a day i quit in all those times.
For 100 years from my death day this site is paid for, a guaranteed legacy, google wont forget me, systems and being google searchable have always been my strengths since learning html for myspace. Try it, google image search Jamie DNKY or Don Keyland.
The one good thing about being an artist as a career choice in the future, is you get to have a legacy if you are smart, theres no need to be forgotten then dug up in an attic.
I work 8 hours a day at least on art, normally during the night when the white noise of the day has passed.
Question: How do you paint.
Answer: I don't believe it is me that paints, i am just the vessel.
I am completely serious. I don't believe it is me that paints.
One of the things that i know is that painting and by achieving painting, you can reach and i do reach a relaxed state that is exactly the same as meditation.
With higher degrees, the more competent you become.
I do believe you can become a self taught black belt in the discipline of meditation through art.... or as i found it concentrating so hard on art, you find yourself in this state of consciousness accidentally.
I, as many others believe, there is evidence in pre neolithic times, that our ancient ancestors achieved the same conscious state.
If Bruce Parry's trips to lost tribes have revealed anything, tribal people love to space out, some times on drugs for special occasions, normally involving camp fires and the tribe banging drums and trancing out. Drugs are not the essential ingredient, my adult studies have concluded.
Within this trance like state, was probably when the first human painted on a wall, .......our caveman ancestors didn't paint what they had killed that day... but what they visioned, they would kill, in the next days hunt.