Paintings by Bob Gonella. (robertjohngonella@instagram com)
I am a painter working from a Studio on a River Thames Island surrounded by nature and derelict industry close to Lower Sunbury. This beautiful mix of surroundings provides the perfect environment for my work. I travel all over the UK, Europe and further afield gathering material for my work. My approach is simple, if I love the view I paint it, hopefully in a way that allows the surface and paint to portray what is not possible with a photograph.There are times when only abstract will work and times when I like to express fantasy. Staring out at the river and thoughtfully gazing at activities on the Island helps this process. Hence my work is not consistent intentionally but reflects where I am, my mood and what I am dreaming about at any one time.
I don't paint for an audience but hope my work pleases people as much as the subject pleased me, fantasy works attempt to be thought provoking and abstracts allow me to express myself in a way that only abstracts can.