Thats kind of how I feel, launching into this strange and unchartered territory. It's as if a new and alien universe is waiting for me to explore, and I feel apprehension as to the life forms I might come across. Creating a new website and starting a blog, as I have referred to, is a task of cosmic proportion. As soon as I have landed the Enterprise I want to be up and ready to swish my brushes in water and do what it is I really mean to do.
In my blog posts I will mostly be sharing things of a creative nature. The emphasis will be on my painting and things that inspire me, making the range of topics quite broad. I'll share the way I feel on any particular day and am open to receive your thoughts through the comment link. An opinionated person like me expects and even hopes for an opinion in return. If something here speaks to you I would love to hear a reply. I will share event information when exhibitions come up and at times there may be something instructional or tutorial, or something to inspire you. Tell me what you'd like to see!
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In the meantime, re-editing each picture for the website galleries has reminded me of the journey I have been through since starting to paint about five, or is it 6 years ago. It's a visual documentary of progress and I can see some technique developing and some style changes. I am happy to see growth. Regardless of artistic quality, it is in truth a volume that chronicles the connections I have made with the world around me through the past few years. Meaningful moments and flights of inspiration - it's a little history of me and the things in my home, my garden and my life, that I have loved. This is why I paint.
It seems a good moment to muse over my Artist's Statement:
"Life gives us all kinds of gifts and surprises and it's in noticing the details of them that I feel particularly engaged. Engaging with the present makes me feel I am part of the world around me, and my paintings are a record of my connection with it."
May the Force be with you. And me..