Fort St Angelo is opposite the city of Valletta in Malta. de Bono is a Maltese surname. My grandmother was always encouraging me to paint.
Thank you for visiting this showcase of my paintings. I have returned to painting after a long break. The Chapel series was painted when I was 18. Fort St Angelo when I was 38. Tall Sky and the portrait of my father, Edward de Bono, in 2022 when I was 50. I love painting and have time to make up as I learn more.
I spent some of my childhood in North Norfolk and am inspired by the vast sky.
During the pandemic I took part in an on-line painting course offered by the Slade school and was struck by the statement that "landscapes are traditionally painted in landscape orientation". My father wrote many books on perception, how it influences our thinking and how to challenge it. So I decided to create an exaggerated portrait of a landscape. I used the pano mode on my phone to take a long vertical shot - leaning over backwards in an arc to catch as much as possible. Seen from this perspective the sky, our climate, is a powerful force to be respected.
I started to paint as a teenager. This is an oil painting of the school chapel from the opposite aspect used in the Chapel series. The Headmaster commissioned me to paint this for his wife's birthday. I am open to commissions of places or people and would love to hear from you via this website
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My father originated the phrase "Lateral Thinking" and dedicated his life to teaching thinking as a skill. Especially the importance of perception in shaping how we then apply the more traditional thinking skills of logic and analysis. I thought it fitting to paint a subjective colour portrait of him from this photograph.