I am most interested in energy and how it manifests – in many ways the apparently invisible world of energy flows is more real to me than this one. Which makes this one kind of strange! When I tune in to it, I am ripped along visual, aural, physical, mental pathways that connect all things in all sorts of ways. Most of my painting is about a visceral sense of physicality, balanced with my efforts to communicate something of the inner world of those people who have been generous enough to give me their time. The landscapes, however, are just a trip.
Basil Eliades is a strikingly unique individual, who embraces every opportunity in life to learn, teach, explore and reflect. His unstoppable creativity manifests in his painting, building of beautiful houses, cooking, writing, experimental dress sense, and gardening. When he’s not in his studio he works at Candlebark and Alice Miller, teaching chess and martial arts, energy work and fine art, writing and drawing. He loves food, wine, books, music, running, dancing, bikes, and Jane, Emily and Sarah. This book joins three previous collections of poetry, ‘The Men’s Deck’, and half a century’s worth of scribbles.