EVERY EMOTION ...

Every Emotion is of Equal Value

Every Emotion is of Equal Value is a painting I created in response to therapy I was having for trauma.  During the sessions, the therapist said, 'Well, every emotion is of equal value'.  I was spellbound.  What did this mean?  Did it really mean that Joy was of equal value to Hate, that Contentment was of equal value to Contempt?  This was a life-changing paradigm.  I just had to paint it.


And this is the result.  There are 20 emotions, mixed 'positive' and 'negative'.  It took many months to work out which emotions I wanted in the painting, how I was going to represent them and, of course, what the overall canvas would look like.

The emotions are represented on the painting as follows:

confidence - contentment - contempt - sadness - wonder
passion - terror - the unique feeling of being truly you - vitality - envy
regret - hope - shame - joy - anxiety
hate - pointlessness - shock - desperation - exuberance

The painting itself is not for sale but if you would like to use one of the emotions as an image, do contact me.  Recently Hate was used for a cover for a punk rock album.  Rock on!

Every Emotion is of Equal Value

2' 7.5'' x 3' 3.5'' - 80cm x 100cm

Not for Sale


This painting is not for sale but if you would like to use one of the images for a project, do contact me.


Hate

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Hate square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions. 

It looks like prison bars because hate imprisons us and it is very black and white.
Hate is currently on a punk cd cover and t-shirt!
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Hate, do contact me.


Contempt

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Contempt square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

I envisioned high rises when painting this, as when we have contempt for someone we look down on them.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Contempt, do contact me.


Hope

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Hope square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

Hope is always on the horizon.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Regret, do contact me.


Joy

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Joy square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

I wanted Joy to express that childhood feeling of splashing through muddy puddles just because it was joyous.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Joy, do contact me.


Regret

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Regret square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

Regret comes in all colours and brings us down.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Regret, do contact me.


Shock

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Shock square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

Shock can be both positive and negative.  Either way it is of vibrant contrasting colours.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Shock, do contact me.


The Unique Feeling of Being Truly You

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the The Unique Feeling of Being Truly You square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

I wanted to paint that feeling when you wake up and feel 100% yourself - I just couldn't think of a one word title for it!  All colours of course.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of The Unique Feeling of Being Truly You, do contact me.


Wonder

6.5'' x 6.5'' - 17cm x 17cm
oil on canvas
Not for Sale


This is the Wonder square from 'Every Emotion is of Equal Value'.  There are 20 images - 10 'positive' emotions and 10 'negative' emotions.

Wonder is the beginning of every new creative act.
'Every Emotion is of Equal Value' is not for sale, but if you would like to use this image or would like me to paint an individual painting of Regret, do contact me.