Facebook reminded me this week that two years ago I resigned from Australia Post to become a full time artist. Working for yourself is a tricky business, but despite what I feared, the sky has still not fallen in on me yet! My 20-year-old self would have been stunned and incredulous that I could one day be doing what I love full time. And now the opportunity to inspire, teach and help other artists with what I’ve learned. I’d like to thank everyone who has shared my journey, supported me and made this all possible.
Well, New York is here. Packing is all but done and we are off on Monday. I am sure it will be over all too swiftly and a new chapter will begin with the legacy of new friendships, more paintings completed and another New York City birthday under my belt. Watch IG and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for a peephole into the world of Central Park workshops and connecting with the USA!
Keeping fresh is often a challenge for an artist. Varying subject matter, style or size can be a catalyst for change and I have employed all of these to test myself and progress the artistic integrity of my work. Clouds and mood feature heavily… but you will also see street scenes, reflections and florals in the landscape mix. I love experimenting with unusual or unpredictable background colours and combinations. Anyway, see you all on the other side of the Big Apple!
From the studio this month...