The past month was planned to be consolidation for my Melbourne exhibition. Instead, and to my surprise it has been a month of opportunity, discovery and experimentation. A change of course and innovative techniques has led to some new paintings and fresh approaches to colour and execution. The planned and careful preparation has been overtaken by vibrant new colours and additional subject matter for what will be a very interesting collection for a wintery southern capital city.
Terra Flora is the title for the Melbourne exhibition. Reflecting the themes for the show, there will be Victorian landscapes and some of the floral arrangements that I have been embracing this year. Earth forms and seasonal flowers. The florals have entranced me, surprised me and taken me somewhere left of my comfort zone. So much so, that returning to landscapes felt a little like foreign soil at one stage. The other change for Melbourne is that the show will cover two weeks. Workshops are slotted in around extended viewing opportunities. I hope that everyone will have the chance to come. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
Show begins on July 10 at Brightspace Gallery. For those unable to attend, I will be sending out a link to the online catalogue just prior to the commencement of the show.
Melbourne has not even happened and already I am planning and preparing for Portugal and Sydney. The life of an artist is always a fine balance between spontaneity and forward thinking. Paint must dry, frames be made, bookings arranged and promises honoured. I am planning lessons and seeking to inspire both through teaching in workshops and also in my @mystudiodoor posts on Instagram. As always I value your support and welcome questions and feedback. Keep warm those of you in southern climes, and enjoy the summer those of you lucky enough to be in the northern hemisphere!