Goodbye 2017 I've loved you, but now I must move on

Reflecting on the latter part of 2017 I feel gratitude for the amount of time I have been able to spend in my studio, my day is not complete until I have ventured into my work space, even if it is only to look and ponder on my current work.

Gallery at St germaine

Gallery at St germaine

Viewing the art of others is something I do on a regular basis, it energises me and that energy goes into my own work. This year I have been fortunate to be able to get to Paris twice. I stay at the Hotel Signature in Saint Germaine des Pres on the left Bank.  Such a super independent boutique hotel near all of the art galleries and museums.  www.signature-saintgermain.com/ 

Basquiat at  The Barbican 

Basquiat at  The Barbican 

Royal Academy Print Workshop

Royal Academy Print Workshop

Nearer my London home, I immersed myself in some of the many fantastic exhibitions showing in our great city. Basquiat at the Barbican, Matisse in the Studio, and JasperJohns at the RA, plus a couple of visits to my favourite escape, Tate Britain.  Along the way I have peered through windows and ventured into many galleries  always drawing that wonderful energy from everything I see.  

I am my biggest critic, therefore taking the occasional workshop fuels my imagination and energises my work.  This year I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend at the Royal Academy taking part in a print workshop led by Hen Coleman.  I wholeheartedly recommend the RA workshops for anyone wanting to refresh skills or learn a new one.

I am delighted that I have made a break though with my minimal works, and have introduced a new size to compliment those I already have. I am also working on large canvasses and will take commissions.

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Mindfullness and Art with Christianne Ella

Mindfullness and Art with Christianne Ella

During November Christiane Ella opened up her lovely Island home to me to use as a location to shoot some current work, some pics can be seen in the Gallery page.  Her story is truly inspirational and I am looking forward to joining her on the 19th for two hours of mindfulness at Wellness Creek. www.christianeella.wordpress.com 

I am now looking forward to 2018 and what it holds.  On the 23rd 24th and 25th February I will be  showcasing my minimal work at  the Contemporary Art Fair at Sandown Park Esher.  It will be the only time I will be showing this work outside of a Gallery.  Please come along if you are in the area.

I am always looking for more outlets for my work, so please contact me if you feel my work would fit your Gallery content.  Meanwhile Happy New Year to everyone.