Good morning all!
There’s been a big sleep on this blog as i’ve been settling into my new location. The house is done and the sun is coming out and things are starting to get more exciting around here!
During my quiet time I’ve been thinking about what it is that causes me to keep coming back to art. I realise that alot of what drives my curiousity and creative practice is the experimenting and finding new techniques and tools to play with. I want to see how differnet people use the same tools for the same problem and create very different solutions. It’s fascinating!
I don’t chase after big exhibitions as a rule, when i’m thinking of doing my personal artwork, as they are not my end goal. It’s the discovery aspect of playing and experiencing new solutions to age old problems that I enjoy. Plus, with the new technology coming through, its making art appear more and more like magic!
I have been getting out drawing again and I have taken to using watercolours on location. You can see some of my work here.
As a focus, I am using Carlisle Cathedral as my subject to practice on. Everyday it has a different atmosphere and so many small details that i’m finding it very interesting. Listening to the bells, this daily practice has become like my own prayer, to centre myself and get back to me. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this practice.