This year I am developing a body of landscape work for exhibition at Gallery Oldham in spring 2022 and therefore how I start new paintings is foremost in my mind! I started my explorations last year , mostly on location so I now have to get going with my studio painting!. To ensure that I develop enough paintings, I have created a framework with targets and exploration areas for each quarter of the year.Continue reading
‘What have we achieved in 2020?’ I asked (out loud). To be fair, I wasn’t specific, I didn’t mention art…..
came the reply.Continue reading
For the last couple of weeks I have been procrastinating rather than preparing for new artwork development. There are a number of reasons why I think I’ve been hesitant. Firstly, I am doing something much bigger than I have done before in terms of the amount and variety of work. Secondly it’s a new area of work for me, (albeit with a common thread of my interest in Place). This means that there is more uncertainty of how it will evolve (although that is what makes it exciting!). Thirdly, it’s for a joint exhibition so there are insecurities about ensuring the work delivers and fits together to form a cohesive story!
I recently received a really interesting question from one of my sketchbook drawing workshop participants. He had seen another artist whom he thought had a similar ‘style’ to me. He asked: ‘Do professional artists see others (with similar ‘styles’) as rivals or fellow travellers’.Continue reading