Well this past week has taught me a lot about marketing my art. Simply talking about it to interested strangers has done loads for my confidence. As an artist it has given me new vigor and I’m back in the studio playing with oil paints again… something I thought was over for me.
I’ve made many sales in the past week that have been an absolute joy. Seeing young artists walk out with tips, inspiration and original paintings under their arm has made my heart swell with pride.
For the first time ever I can say that being an artist really is the best job in the world! I wasn’t sure before because many thankless hours in the studio ploughing through states of fear and self-loathing (or art loathing) has finally paid off.
Many have called my work diverse and eclectic. I agree. Being a mum has sure influenced the way I work; short bursts of intense energy and with my musical background, somehow I’ve used the colour palette a bit like the musical cadences. Sometimes in your face and sometimes a bit Farrow & Ball… ha.. y’know.
It’s all come together beautifully and I want to thank everyone for their well wishes, support, feedback and especially sales. Without which I would not be able to carry on doing what I love.
I’ve already got an order in for new canvasses, paint, brushes and ink…I think I’m going to have fun. Lets see what the summer brings in the way of inspiration. I’ve a couple of commissions on the horizon which is brilliant. It’s always a challenge to paint for others.
Check out my fun, unedited video of the exhibition. I hope to get time to make a more polished version of this using our home-made dolly which is basically a tripod lashed to a granny walker! Ha!
In the meantime here is my hand-held version. Sit down and relax and let me take you there with the help of Afro Celt Sound System!