December

Can’t believe it is December already, it’s been an odd sort of year, and I have spent quite a bit of it soul searching about the direction I want my art to take. Feeling like I am at the edge of something new – perhaps it’s also an age thing! –  I guess lots of artists hit this phase, a sort of plateau and confess I have at times been very down and distracted by it all to the point where I have been absent from the easel for days at a time…  I have been thinking about what is important and what inspires me in my work. I have a strong urge to delve much deeper into portraiture in 2020 so watch this space!

I am finding I am spending much more time painting from life, maybe it’s all part of the search for confidence in my work, though I rarely post the results of such endeavours I am popping a couple of these efforts below. I have made a promise to myself to have more confidence share what excites and inspires me going forward. As the main breadwinner in the family it is difficult to allow oneself the luxury to be truly creative to allow yourself to develop and evolve, so you often end up subconsciously  sticking with doing what you know works, perhaps there is a lack of confidence that you will be able to take your audience with you on your journey, but either way I have come to the conclusion that to both keep that work fresh and to continue to develop as a painter much more time must be made – somehow! – to work on art that feeds into my development as a painter. I am sure I am not alone in this dilemma.

Apple Blossom Time

The Artist

Very excited to see my work in the new edition of The Artist!! Woo Hoo!!

‘Glance’ was chosen by the magazine to illustrate the lovely article written by Glynis Mills about The Society of Equestrian Artists Fortieth year. The Society was started in 1979 and I am very proud to be a Full Member.

Pleased to say that this painting was sold by Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Ltd, who are hosting the 40th Horse in Art for the Society at the Museum of The Horse in September.

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Waunifor End of Summer Exhibition

I have been a bit quiet on here recently, so busy with processing the Horse in Art exhibition entries and painting work for that and also for the Waunifor End of Summer Exhibition. 18 -27 August 10am – 5pm daily

Always look forward to this one. In my opinion it is one of the best exhibitions locally this summer. Please come along and enjoy the diverse range of art on display.

‘Art at Waunifor is a high standard annual exhibition of local professional artists based in West Wales. This is our eleventh year of exhibiting in the Cedar Hall, a lovely, big and airy building at Waunifor, surrounded by beautiful woodland gardens. There is a café during the show, a children’s play area and free parking. Entry to the exhibition is also free.’