Working from home and across from the internet can be isolating. However you can’t forget that you can find networks of support anywhere. For me confidence comes from learning, and I’m in a number of groups where I’m constantly being reminded of things I already know, but also new things that will help in the future.
Jennifer Nelson has released some downloadable show forms for artists. Aimed at American artists, but this still can apply worldwide, these forms help artists on what they might need to display/exhibit/sell their work at trade shows. She’s got a great newsletter and a Facebook group you can join here.
Painting critically endangered animals has inspired me to explore more subjects….. ones that are extinct. I haven’t explored many “boy” themes in the past, but wanted the challenge. I’ve been painting a lot of stand alone motifs lately to digitally transform into placement on products. My son asked me to paint him some dinosaurs.
One of my favourite things to do in between painting big canvases is teeny tiny little paintings….. introducing my wood slices.
I can paint almost anything onto these slices, you’re only limited to your imagination. I’ll be releasing over 100 new designs in June/July but until then you can do a custom order through my Etsy shop. They can be transformed into pendants, brooches or ornaments.
I had the pleasure of being involved in a video to promote Off The Page being held in the Town of Claremont along with other participating artists. You’ll see a snippet of me with my work around 1 minute in.
The Light Upon The Bush Walk
Acrylic on Canvas
152cm x 71cm x 4cm (60” x 28” x 1.5”)
A private commission that was completed just before Christmas, this painting was inspired by five native Australian flowers.