Csaba  Hand-ground oil on linen A commission painted in London in 2007 95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")   Prints available
       
     
    Ambrus  Hand-ground oil on linen A commission painted in London in 2007 95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")   Prints available
       
     
   I don't believe your words  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Milan, 10th - 15th March 2003 150cm x 120cm (59" x 47.5")  Prints available
       
     
   Listening Angel  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Milan, March 2003 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  Prints available
       
     
   Cousin  Hand-ground oil on cotton canvas Painted in Hertfordshire in October 1992 122cm x 122cm (48" x 48")  Prints available  An absent portrait of my cousin Sarah
       
     
   Girl sitting at a window  Acrylic and pastel on canvas Painted in London, May-June 1985 212cm x 151cm (6'11.5" x 4'11.5")
       
     
    Don't console yourself you idiot!!  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted in June 1999 in Stroud 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44") SOLD  Prints available  The title is taken from the opening poem of my book  of poetry  Ecstatic Fire     Don’t console yourself.    How do I find you? How do I find you?   I can’t find you in my draws,   My shelves or cupboards.   I’m looking at a canvas   Waiting for you to appear   But I don’t know how   You might arrive.   How do I avoid you?   Easily.   “Everything else to do today”   “Can’t waste time finding you”   But I do wish to find you.   To contact you   To exchange my nothingness   For a moment of your fullness.   I look in a photograph for you.   But you’re inside me   Puzzling me   Drawing me in deeper   If only I wouldn’t resist!   I could find you   If only I could stop looking   For your photo in my desk   Rummaging around   Pretending that what I’m doing   Is important, urgent, necessary.   Actually losing more and more    Of you   As each hour passes, and each day   Ends.   And I have still, no idea how to find you.   I’m frantic now, searching   And running around ‘doing’ things.   STOP IT!!   Stand in front of that canvas.   Mix paint.   Hold your brush.   Let the marks begin to find themselves   To join together into a whole.    Just stand in front of it   Just stand and watch you appear.      You’re inside me Always waiting to be found   Patiently watching my tears.   I need my tears to sizzle   Down my cheeks,   To turn to steam because the fire    In me, is raging   And I’m burning inside.   But I’m not.   I don’t feed my inner fire.   I don’t find you.   My tears run down my face   And my beard is wet.    How do I find you?   How do I find you?   I see I don’t search for you   I see the sham    Of my life,   As I glimpse you   And understand the offer you make,   And the offering I must make   Is still not possible.   But it’s only been fifteen years.   And fifteen more before.   Don’t console yourself you idiot!!   Put something on the fire   Don’t let it go out   Keep watch, be vigilant   Every day, every hour, feed the fire   Find some real courage   Find some real hope   Find some real love   Then maybe, I find You.    10 June 1999 For my brother Mark © Joshua Wiskey
       
     
    D sur la D  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Stroud, June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44") SOLD  Prints available  A wedding guest in Budapest
       
     
    Parvati  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted in Stroud in June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  In the collection of T & J Williams  Prints available  
       
     
   Do you know the Secret?  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted at the Stroud studio in June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  Prints available
       
     
   Head  Hand-ground oil on paper Painted in June 1985 in London 48cm x 38cm (19" x 15")  Prints available
       
     
    Csaba  Hand-ground oil on linen A commission painted in London in 2007 95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")   Prints available
       
     

 

Csaba

Hand-ground oil on linen
A commission painted in London in 2007
95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")

Prints available

    Ambrus  Hand-ground oil on linen A commission painted in London in 2007 95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")   Prints available
       
     

 

Ambrus

Hand-ground oil on linen
A commission painted in London in 2007
95cm x 75cm (37.5" x 27.5")

Prints available

   I don't believe your words  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Milan, 10th - 15th March 2003 150cm x 120cm (59" x 47.5")  Prints available
       
     

I don't believe your words

Hand-ground oil on linen
Painted in Milan, 10th - 15th March 2003
150cm x 120cm (59" x 47.5")

Prints available

   Listening Angel  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Milan, March 2003 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  Prints available
       
     

Listening Angel

Hand-ground oil on linen
Painted in Milan, March 2003
112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")

Prints available

   Cousin  Hand-ground oil on cotton canvas Painted in Hertfordshire in October 1992 122cm x 122cm (48" x 48")  Prints available  An absent portrait of my cousin Sarah
       
     

Cousin

Hand-ground oil on cotton canvas
Painted in Hertfordshire in October 1992
122cm x 122cm (48" x 48")

Prints available

An absent portrait of my cousin Sarah

   Girl sitting at a window  Acrylic and pastel on canvas Painted in London, May-June 1985 212cm x 151cm (6'11.5" x 4'11.5")
       
     

Girl sitting at a window

Acrylic and pastel on canvas
Painted in London, May-June 1985
212cm x 151cm (6'11.5" x 4'11.5")

    Don't console yourself you idiot!!  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted in June 1999 in Stroud 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44") SOLD  Prints available  The title is taken from the opening poem of my book  of poetry  Ecstatic Fire     Don’t console yourself.    How do I find you? How do I find you?   I can’t find you in my draws,   My shelves or cupboards.   I’m looking at a canvas   Waiting for you to appear   But I don’t know how   You might arrive.   How do I avoid you?   Easily.   “Everything else to do today”   “Can’t waste time finding you”   But I do wish to find you.   To contact you   To exchange my nothingness   For a moment of your fullness.   I look in a photograph for you.   But you’re inside me   Puzzling me   Drawing me in deeper   If only I wouldn’t resist!   I could find you   If only I could stop looking   For your photo in my desk   Rummaging around   Pretending that what I’m doing   Is important, urgent, necessary.   Actually losing more and more    Of you   As each hour passes, and each day   Ends.   And I have still, no idea how to find you.   I’m frantic now, searching   And running around ‘doing’ things.   STOP IT!!   Stand in front of that canvas.   Mix paint.   Hold your brush.   Let the marks begin to find themselves   To join together into a whole.    Just stand in front of it   Just stand and watch you appear.      You’re inside me Always waiting to be found   Patiently watching my tears.   I need my tears to sizzle   Down my cheeks,   To turn to steam because the fire    In me, is raging   And I’m burning inside.   But I’m not.   I don’t feed my inner fire.   I don’t find you.   My tears run down my face   And my beard is wet.    How do I find you?   How do I find you?   I see I don’t search for you   I see the sham    Of my life,   As I glimpse you   And understand the offer you make,   And the offering I must make   Is still not possible.   But it’s only been fifteen years.   And fifteen more before.   Don’t console yourself you idiot!!   Put something on the fire   Don’t let it go out   Keep watch, be vigilant   Every day, every hour, feed the fire   Find some real courage   Find some real hope   Find some real love   Then maybe, I find You.    10 June 1999 For my brother Mark © Joshua Wiskey
       
     

 

Don't console yourself you idiot!!

Hand-ground oil on canvas
Painted in June 1999 in Stroud
112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")
SOLD

Prints available

The title is taken from the opening poem of my book of poetry Ecstatic Fire

Don’t console yourself.

How do I find you?
How do I find you?

I can’t find you in my draws,
My shelves or cupboards.
I’m looking at a canvas
Waiting for you to appear
But I don’t know how
You might arrive.
How do I avoid you?
Easily.
“Everything else to do today”
“Can’t waste time finding you”
But I do wish to find you.
To contact you
To exchange my nothingness
For a moment of your fullness.
I look in a photograph for you.
But you’re inside me
Puzzling me
Drawing me in deeper
If only I wouldn’t resist!
I could find you
If only I could stop looking
For your photo in my desk
Rummaging around
Pretending that what I’m doing
Is important, urgent, necessary.
Actually losing more and more
Of you
As each hour passes, and each day
Ends.
And I have still, no idea how to find you.
I’m frantic now, searching
And running around ‘doing’ things.
STOP IT!!
Stand in front of that canvas.
Mix paint.
Hold your brush.
Let the marks begin to find themselves
To join together into a whole.
Just stand in front of it
Just stand and watch you appear.
 

You’re inside me
Always waiting to be found

Patiently watching my tears.
I need my tears to sizzle
Down my cheeks,
To turn to steam because the fire
In me, is raging
And I’m burning inside.
But I’m not.
I don’t feed my inner fire.
I don’t find you.
My tears run down my face
And my beard is wet.
How do I find you?
How do I find you?
I see I don’t search for you
I see the sham
Of my life,
As I glimpse you
And understand the offer you make,
And the offering I must make
Is still not possible.
But it’s only been fifteen years.
And fifteen more before.
Don’t console yourself you idiot!!
Put something on the fire
Don’t let it go out
Keep watch, be vigilant
Every day, every hour, feed the fire
Find some real courage
Find some real hope
Find some real love
Then maybe, I find You.

10 June 1999
For my brother Mark
© Joshua Wiskey

    D sur la D  Hand-ground oil on linen Painted in Stroud, June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44") SOLD  Prints available  A wedding guest in Budapest
       
     

 

D sur la D

Hand-ground oil on linen
Painted in Stroud, June 1999
112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")
SOLD

Prints available

A wedding guest in Budapest

    Parvati  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted in Stroud in June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  In the collection of T & J Williams  Prints available  
       
     

 

Parvati

Hand-ground oil on canvas
Painted in Stroud in June 1999
112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")

In the collection of T & J Williams

Prints available
 

   Do you know the Secret?  Hand-ground oil on canvas Painted at the Stroud studio in June 1999 112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")  Prints available
       
     

Do you know the Secret?

Hand-ground oil on canvas
Painted at the Stroud studio in June 1999
112cm x 112cm (44" x 44")

Prints available

   Head  Hand-ground oil on paper Painted in June 1985 in London 48cm x 38cm (19" x 15")  Prints available
       
     

Head

Hand-ground oil on paper
Painted in June 1985 in London
48cm x 38cm (19" x 15")

Prints available