What is this series all about?
I have taken 10 of my most influential/favourite bands and musicians and am doing 10 paintings — one painting per artist (from the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Jeff Buckley to Skunk Anansie and Muse, just to name a few).
It is what I like to call subliminal painting (or intuitive painting) — a process where I listen to the music whilst painting what comes through. So, I’m virtually tapping into the message behind the sound — then I blog about what emerges via words and photo’s of the painting process.
All the blogs pertaining to each painting (photographs of the painting process, delving into the emotions and feelings behind the music and art — there is definite drama, intrigue, paranormal activity and romance involved) are available below the pictures (scroll to the end) — they are TOTALLY worth reading, I guarantee it! Or just CLICK HERE to get the full list in order. See pictures of the collection below…
NEWS FLASH!!! The ‘Rocking Art’ series is finished and the exhibition date has been booked (23rd December 2016). Please see poster below for details.
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Prints of the paintings are also now available — just click on the picture to take you to the store where you can choose what type of print you would like:
‘Escapism’ Painting no. 1 (Radiohead) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Metamorphic Dilatation’ Painting no. 2 (The Beatles) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Raw’ Painting no. 3 (Jeff Buckley) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Dancing in the Void’ Painting no. 4 (Pink Floyd) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Dangerous Love’ Painting no. 5 (Skunk Anansie) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Chaoskampf Demiurge’ Painting no.6 (Templeton) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Resurrection’ Painting no. 7 (Muse) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Cold Burn’ Painting no. 8 (Nirvana) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Unhinged Society’ Painting no. 9 (David Bowie) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
‘Exploding this Reality’ Painting no. 10 (Queen) by Cherie Roe Dirksen
BLOGS IN ORDER OF RELEASE:
10 Bands, 10 Paintings…Let the Rock Art Begin!
The Grand Band Reveal is Today!
Radiohead — A Teaser Pictorial ‘Rock Art’ Peek
What Radiohead Looks Like Through The End of My Brush
Song Playlist — Radiohead Albums That Made The Art
Rock Art Series — The Beatles
What The Beatles Look Like From the End of my Paintbrush
Rock Art Series Painting no. 3 — Jeff Buckley ‘Raw’
How I Got ‘Raw’ With Jeff Buckley
‘Dancing in the Void’ — Pink Floyd Rock Art Painting No.4 Photographs
Painting Pink Floyd — Soldiering Through the Minefield of Emotion
‘Dangerous Love’ — Skunk Anansie Rock Art Painting No. 5
Rock Art Painting no. 6 — Templeton: The Photographic Process and Grand Reveal!
What on Earth is a ‘Chaoskampf Demiurge’? You Seriously Need to Know This!
The Resurrection of Muse — Rock Art Painting no. 7 Photographs
Decoding Muse (Rock Art Painting no. 7) — ‘Resurrection’
Cold Burn to Nirvana? Rock Art Painting No.8 is Something Different (Photo’s Included)
Get Me OUT Of Purgatory! The Emotions Behind the Nirvana Painting, ‘Cold Burn’
David Bowie: Painting no. 9 of My ‘Rock(ing) Art’ Series — When Synchronicity Reveals Ludicrous Revelations
‘Exploding This Reality’ with Queen — The Last Rock(ing) Art Painting in this Series!