Photo by Ksenia Belash © 2017

Photo by Ksenia Belash © 2017

Who is Wiskey?

Born in London in 1965, I have worked as an independent, self-educated artist since 1983. 

My studies during this time have mainly been focused on sacred art, natural medicine & healing, myth & storytelling, spiritual teachings, nature and playfulness.

Since my first show in King's Cross in November 1985, I've staged more than 30 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in galleries and spaces in London, New York, France and Italy.  My works hang on private and corporate walls across the planet.

There are two principal aspects to my work as a painter; the Figure & Head paintings, and the Energy or Colour works, which include the Universal Love Paintings and the Black Series.

Figure and Head Paintings

As my core interests are sacred art and the spiritual life, the paintings I make of people are not of people's outer shells, of external appearances, but could be called energetic portraits, concerned with the psyche and with the higher emotions and thoughts that we may have access to, but which we tend not to call upon in our daily lives.

Energy Paintings

My energy paintings are meditations, painted from the inner action of quietening the mind and activating the heart, of listening more deeply to all things inner and outer.
The act of painting often brings forth poems from me, that in turn can become wholly or in part the titles of the paintings.


The act of painting, for me, is an exploration of the interior world, the world of meaning in which the search for Truth and reality is the only occupation and everything is to be seen through unflinching eyes.
 

This website includes other aspects of my work; my drawings, writings, poetry and photography.
I am also a game inventor, a singer and storyteller. 
My studio is in Harrow, London.

To enlarge images on the site simply click the + in the top right corner of any picture.
The Inspiration and Ask the Artist pages below, aim to give a broader sense of what my work is about.

Inspiration         Ask the Artist

 

Tubes of the hand-ground oil paint I make from pure pigments and cold-pressed linseed oil

Tubes of the hand-ground oil paint I make from pure pigments and cold-pressed linseed oil

Currently...

I'm working on a number of short stories and books that will, in due course, be available to buy on this site.

I am preparing a set of new monumental paintings to be used as the backdrops for my ballet production of the story of Icsius. More information on the Projects page.

I'm the active chairman of the Crick Crack Club, the UK’s premier performance storytelling promoter and programmer.

Mindful Drawing classes will be held regularly at the new studio in Harrow. Please Get in Touch if you'd like to learn more. No artistic skills are required.

Monthly INVENTENCES afternoons are being held at the Suet Retro Rooms in West London.
 

Preparing the painting 'Femininity' in the Stroud studio, September 2002

Preparing the painting 'Femininity' in the Stroud studio, September 2002

All visual and written material on this website, unless otherwise stated,
is copyright of Joshua Bruce Wiskey © 2017