Gordon Onslow Ford 1912 – 2003

The principle preoccupation of Inner Realism is to express the nature of an Inner World as directly as possible from the Open Mind. When the painter, after long experience, feels at home in the Inner World that has appeared, and when the time is ripe,spontaneous painting can speed up and there is a leap into a world of deeper dimensions.

In this way the Inner Worlds involve from the worlds of Inner Earth to the worlds of Inner Sky to the faster depths of the Mind Shared by All, to the omnipresent Deeps, where time and dimensions no longer seem to apply.

The nature of each Inner World seems to be inexhaustible. Every pioneer painter, through spontaneous painting, has a chance to make an unique contribution. The inner worlds are always present in spirit.

–from Gordon Onslow Ford’s
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