After I’ve displayed my work at an exhibition there’s always the feeling of an end of a period of creativity and a time to consider new areas of exploration. This doesn’t mean I won’t re visit a certain style or theme again but it does mean I have the need to push my work to the next stage.
THE NEED TO KEEP SEARCHING
Humans never come to a point in life where they stop learning. The need to learn more and develop further understanding is built into the human DNA. As some artists are human this applies to them and their desire to continually learn through experimentation.
HOW THIS AFFECTS ME
I enjoy producing work for a show but I also look forward to the end of it so I can get back into my studio and develop new ideas. Of course I’m proud of my current work but I always seek out ways of developing.
This recent exhibition was an opportunity to show my landscape work. I always make a note of people’s reactions and comments which gives me a measure of how best to move ahead.
EXCITING NEW WORK AHEAD
I have a new series of work planned which will tell a story and will relate to the current world we live in. It will feature our relationship with our surroundings and how our surroundings affect our lives. That’s all I’m saying for now but once my new work starts and evolves I will make it public, firstly on my blog.
So it’s unsold paintings away for now, although they will still be available through this website, and it’s into the studio with my new ideas and charcoal in hand (another clue!)
See you next time.
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