All his life Adam Amos has been fascinated by “God” – Unconditional love, “The Human Heart” and The Uni-verse – its inner workings, broad vistas, its mysteries, secrets and the “Why” that fires it all. God is omnipresent and forms an integral part of his daily journey, touches of nature flows throughout his work, an explosion of colour and textures pull at the heart. Expressive brush strokes awaken an inner emotional adventure that evoke the secret “Self”, and reminds us of God’s unconditional love for us. It inspires and provokes the aggressiveness of the brush, visceral equation of impasto, nature, and creation; it becomes more fanatical and emotional with each experience presented. The Spirit leads the hand; there is neither art nor story where The Spirit is not present, love flows from within – Let there be light.
His ideas come from reflecting on his life, his relationship with God and the lives of people he has known and have been in some way inspired or touched by. The story grew out of his need to tell God’s story, not simply with pictures or symbols alone, but with brush, sound and through multiple media formats. He uses symbols because they are the most direct language that speaks to our soul, filled with hidden meaning and history. Adam Amos uses strong colors for emphasis and to give the right “sound” to the intensity of what he needs to convey.
“If I could explain God’s love in words there would be no reason to paint, his love drives my desire – it ignites my passion and captivates my soul.” – Adam Amos
From inside out, desire burns from deep within his soul, The Spirit awakens his inspiration and leads Adam on the path to new work and stories. Nature always whirls the first melodies; from there the inspiration flows over, construction of the “canvas” starts, textured layered and trimmed to size. He paints from top to bottom; from the sky, then the mountains, the hills, then the buildings, then the figures, finally the people and their emotions.
I often stare out the window, getting lost in creation, sometimes to seek the co lour of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes, imagine a scene and let Spirit lead the way. – Adam Amos
Each day we are pulled in different directions by the many voices that reside in our head, the silent pull of our hearts, our heaven, and the underworld, and the voices of our ancestors and that of our childhood, questions about faith, love and our space in the world. This has been his path, one filled with awakening of The Inner Spirit, Higher Conscious and blissful flow state, letting go of fear and replacing his ego with divine faithful oneness and joy.
We are actors on stage of our own life, creators with divine influence, observers of our own inner world, and seducers and the seduced by the things which stir within our souls. In the midst of our own contradictions we attempt to make sense of our lives, experiencing the Self inside out in search of heaven on earth and our ultimate childlike flow state, ever chasing our highest joy.
I am the creator and master of my own story; my art is for those who share my passion for God, the divine Secret Self, for those who seek the truth, the “crazy ones” who believe in heaven and hell – unconditional love and a greater purpose beyond the ego. Join me as we journey deep inside ourselves and unravel the truth which reverberates the Kingdom of Heaven is within. – Adam Amos