|New year. New exhibition. New series of works. New art space for sydney.|
Happy new year everyone.
Oh it feels like FOREVER since Ive been on this little blog.
Too much has been happening - on both sides of the pendulum - and I know I was just holding on by the ends of my fingertips in December. Time had a mind of its own and however I tried to slow things down and really concentrate on one task at a time - I knew things were going to happen of their own accord - and I had to let go.
But now its 2015.
A year that holds so much excitement and promise.
And to start things off on a creative note, I have just come back from a week of teaching at Sturt College in Mittagong which was amazing as always. I will post some of those images in the coming days as I still have to go through them all. I had such a great class, with each person creating the most beautiful series of drawings and coil woven artworks...
But today I have a new group exhibition to announce.
A few months ago the lovely Amber Creswell -Bell, a writer from Sydney, asked me and nine other painters, designers, photographers and ceramicists to participate in a concept show for a new space in Paddington in Sydney. Along with our work Amber and the director of the gallery, Kitty, will be exhibiting some beautiful plant-life.
So I know it will be a colourful, textural and inspiring show.
What a way to start the year ...
|New palette and new ideas for this series that focused on garden life and the energy that exists in|
|This drawing feels like a cross over piece - from the work for my solo show in August to this series about nature.|
|Lots of words.... lots of ideas.|
After visiting The Botanical Gardens I wrote a poem and then threaded it through a few of the drawings.
|While I was working in the studio at the end of last year there were some amazing storms|
that hit Sydney.... and that energy seems to have found its way into this drawing.
|Lots of energy... that will hopefully translate into lots of happy play, travel and adventure for 2015!|