It's been quite a while since I updated the blog, but it's been a very busy summer with both home and workspace renovations, and quite a lot of artwork to fit in around the mayhem too. Rest assured, my silence here doesn't mean that things have slowed down; quite the opposite! I've been very good at posting on social media recently - mainly because it's quick and I can reach the maximum number of people easily - but very bad at keeping up with the blog and mailing list newsletters. By which I mean there have been no updates for months - I apologise for that. Anyway, I've been working on some interesting paintings and projects, so today I'll start by sharing two new additions to the Naturespheres series. I'm also currently working on a fourth, which is another commissioned piece, and I'm pretty excited about it as I love painting these! I seem to remember telling you that I had plans for this series, and I have managed to paint a really large (for me) Naturesphere at 30x30", in acrylic on canvas. The amount of detail meant it took quite a while to complete and there were times I felt as if it would never be finished! But it is, and it's now on show and for sale at Snape Maltings Gallery in Suffolk.
I've deliberately cut back on the number of galleries I'm exhibiting with this year. This is a temporary measure while I settle into my new life, and I will ideally be adding a couple of galleries local to both places sometime in the future; two in Suffolk, two in the Surrey/Sussex area. I'd like to be able to build a relationship with the galleries that exhibit my work, rather than sending pieces to galleries I am unable to visit in person. This way I can monitor which paintings are selling in each place, easily changing pieces around and keeping the collection of work at each gallery fresh. Now, I just have to find suitable galleries!
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