Sunday, May 25, 2014
While of course as a artist i work my ass off daily yes thats right 7 days a week . I do a bit of swanning and procrastination and not to mention the constant need of more coffee . See no ones perfect . I am a gallery artist thats constantly booked up for exhibitions years in advance, thats awesome i know but exhibitions are pressure.Stressing out pressure. No complaining because you know what your signing up for when you get so excited about getting excepted into art college .There are however some things they dont tell you and over a course of decades you will encounter some negative aspects of the art world .
Firstly i have sold many many painting and most recently 12 appear to be lost . I am sure the clients who purchased them have no idea the artist was never paid . A gallery went into liquidation and thats that and as they are overseas its near impossible to chase .Dont start me on galleries that just close up over night and you never see your paintings again . I lost another 20 works this way once . Galleries dont always pay aswell and artists are so grateful just to be represented we say nothing . This is maddening and happens all the time in the art world you always here rumours but we all still think this wont happen to us .etc . However on a brighter note there are awesome galleries that do pay and they have the the respect of the artists and we all love them . I find its important to learn from experience and dont make the same mistake twice and if you do like me at least you took and chance because the next gallery might be the the best one EVER.
So there really is no fairytale in this world but it sure dose have enough sparkly moments to over come the darkness .
Monday, May 19, 2014
Well darwin really is like no other city in australia , of course the first thing that hits you is the heat . yes its winter in brisbane but its like summer in darwin. While i was only in town for a few day for my opening of WONDERLAND 2014 i simply had a ball . Just check out the invites how divine . I did write this in the sand at the mindel markets just totally blown away by the beach . Yes i am a night owl so even walking on a beach is a big event .
They sure did pick a wonderful photo !!!!!!!! great article aswell .
Wow and double WOW its just awesome to see your exhibition all hang and hung beautifully . I had a lovely opening and really loved the atmosphere of framed the staff are just a delight . Was so nice to see the director Anne whos been unwell and made a recovery just in time for my visit .The ceramics that u can see are from famed gold coast artist bill powell , a lovely man as well .
Saturday, May 3, 2014
If in doubt i always say just add more color !!!!!!!! well in my case this is always true . I have a real love of color and my style really revolves around this idea . I can never understand the term muddy as quite frankly this has never happened in all my years of painting . Colors should always be respected and if mixed then again respected . I could not really name my favourite color in truth as what i love to paint with might be aquare but my clothing and personal choices might tend towards PINK.
While i have a very defined style and never really paint outside it, as why would you when its how i was naturally born to paint . Every artist if given the time and dedication will find there own natural style . Thats truly the greatest gift you will ever get artistically . However at times your style may be the hottest thing around or just not hot anymore . I Just keep moving in my style and progressing never looking back and always moving forward . I am exceptionally lucky to be traditionally trained and in all mediums that enables this easily.
My latest "Imagination series" takes all my former abstract skills and twists them with my sketches in a bright colour pallet. With a bit of street and pop thrown in . I have also taken skills from my past and reinvent them back into this new series .Yes u can see a bit of spray can from my past as i had a BMX and a nap sack and did used to get up to all sorts of artistic fun in my teen years . This series is also a great way of getting inspiration from all my former visual diaries . I paint like I sketch and would have it no other way .