artist diary .001

July 2014

I have just returned from a trip to northern NSW, where I spent most of my time collecting reference material for new work. I love the farmland up there! It’s pristine, it’s untouched. I walked and walked and walked..and came back very fit. I’m hoping to be plein air painting up there one day.

I had some good news when I got back to Sydney – 3 of my paintings sold at the 50th Anniversary Drummoyne Art Exhibition. I was very pleased!

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But I did stumble on a problem… I came back and couldn’t find any motivation to start any work. But when I made a long long list of all the things I needed to get done (and soon!), I think that kicked me into gear this week.

On Tuesday I met with a lovely art curator to finalise an exhibition space for next May. It’s very exciting and at the same time nerve racking. Money raised goes to a cause close to me, so it’s something to look forward to next year.

I’ll be holding Children’s art workshops for the Spring school holidays in Sydney. I found a great location near the city and now am working on getting the best equipment for my group to have fun with!

On my list of “to-dos” are 4 exhibitions I have to prepare for in August. I haven’t exhibited at these shows before, so it will be nice to try the new venues. Framing orders in – check! Look to the side of this page,  to see full listings of shows.

Put some final touches to the below works and the week has flown by!

Colourful Rusty window

Lace

Watercolour painting of Yarramundi Reserve

Yarramundi Reflections