I have started the countdown to my forthcoming exhibition, all the prep, which encompasses publicity, putting out posters and sending out invites etc, finishing off work, price lists, and all the tedious stuff I really dislike. If I could just do my work i’d be a happy bunny, alas you just have to grin and bare it.
This panel is not quite complete yet, but getting there, it will be my last panel for the Oct exhibition at Lincoln Cathedral. I will finish some 3D pieces, and then finalize framing of various pieces. I have now to design and print posters, flyers and invites, etc . Its not all fun being an artist, the IT work and admin is a real pain. Any offers?
I continue with my Earth Series concept, injecting much more colour into my work. I find that I am working much more intuitively on my landscapes and allowing a subconscious element to participate. The rhythm and flow of the terrain, interacting with the rhythm and flow as I apply the semi liquid gesso material to the prepared panel, invites a meditative connection between mind and body. During this stage I have to work flat, and it is a physical process of application. Next post I will drop in images of process.
Its always brilliant to put up an exhibition, be it your own someone else’s or bringing together a joint themed exhibition. The very next exhibition I will be putting up, is a “Christmas Bazaar”, for one week only 20th-26th Nov. I cant wait to dress a magical window, that will invite people to come inside and be tempted to buy unusual and unique gifts from a very gifted and select group of makers and artists.
Meanwhile, Autumns treasures are being collected and dipped ready to be fired for more work, including twigs (for a larger nest), acorns, berries, leaves et al. A great time of year, and my studio is brim full of dippings hanging from the roof to dry. Images later.
I have just finished a very successful solo exhibition, it was two years lead up, creating new works, both 2D and 3D, it was an amazing 2 years, taking images and forms from out of my head and imagination, and transforming the nebulous into the concrete, it was sometimes painful sometimes boring and often joyous, hitting ‘the zone’ Ultimately it was my voice speaking in a visual language, hopefully connecting via thoughts and process.
You can see images, and follow my journey via my blog.
There is always a frenzied work period prior to an exhibition, always my favorite time, deep in the flow of creation, and a whole mess in the studio, I don’t clean up, until I complete a process. If my studio is tidy, it means i’m about to embark on new work. After an exhibition I clean down the decks, ready to start again.
Here are some images taken from my current exhibition at Sam Scorer.
Had an amazing evening event with Dan & Julien playing guitar & using electronic interface to produce amazing musical response to the changing earthscapes of my work.
No 3 in a series of black & white panels with the theme of “Frozen Lands”
This panel will have its 1st outing at the forthcoming solo exhibition at Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, from July 3rd – 17th 2017
Inspired by the Prof Brian Cox documentaries of”The Wonders of the Universe”, and “Forces of Nature, these pieces are a metaphor for emergent life. The fragile egg, cradled on a nest of stones, with a glowing flickering life force within.