Thanks for visiting Teibi Art...
Hello, my name is Cameron Buchanan: I'm an abstract artist residing on Scotland's west coast.
I'll try to explain my processes, motivations, ideas, and inspirations for the artwork I create. Hopefully, this gives you a better understanding of how I approach my art as well as who I am (I'm still finding this out myself!).
What is my approach to my art?
It is the result of several influences and sentiments. These might vary depending on where I've gone, the images I've taken, the music I'm listening to, the people I've met, my mood, or how much coffee I've drunk that morning.
I've spent my entire life painting...
I work with both hands... (sometimes simultaneously) My objective is to make paintings that develop and expand holistically as they progress. A small brushstroke, a raised texture, or a blended colour may alter the "feel" of a painting . I will make use of them to change the direction of the artwork and to add complimentary layers.
When you should Zig, don't be afraid to Zag.
"If the man who paints only what he sees before him were an artist, the king of artist would be a photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this."
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
background and techniques
a little bit more about me.
Throughout my career, I've worked in Graphic Design, Mental Health, and Addiction rehabilitation. I have a degree in Psychology and a passion for art. Have my life choices affected my approach? Perhaps. Has my style developed as a result of my work in Mental Health? No doubt.
All of these factors have contributed to the artist I am today. I create bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. I use heavy and light textures, multiple layers, mixed mediums, detailed and minimalist features: all in a distinct and personal style.
Starting with a stretched canvas, I will add a base of rough and smooth textures. Raised and perforated materials are then overlayed and coated with Artists putty. Multiple layers of (acrylics, metallics, Liquitex, and Epoxy Resin) are then added, resulting in an almost 3-D glass appearance.
Artist's clay, putty, and textured paint are used at first to create the desired shapes and forms on the canvas. These are then layered filed and sanded for effect. Finally, layers of metallic paint are applied to give the desired palette and finish.
(I do not do any prints of my artwork. Never wanted to and never will. Each piece of art is unique…it’s a 1-off. No one else will have a copy of it or a reproduction. It’s yours and yours only.)
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Hope it helped you understand my work and my approach a little more. Please look at the various artworks on the website.
I hope there are pieces that you enjoy, as well as images, shapes and colours that evoke pleasure, feelings, and emotions. (Or maybe the artwork goes with the colour scheme in the lounge!).
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.