Being a self employed artist is both a bummer and a joy. A bummer cos I have dry periods…(when I verge on skint). I am supposed to carry on working on my own collections during dry periods but being as stubborn as a mule …I hardly ever do (working on that…need to do so much more during dry spells). Then when it rains, it pours and I find myself juggling commissions, burning the candle both ends…trying not to go all headless chicken. And that’s why I am doing my best to keep calm right now. I basically did zilch the most of July…when I could have completed overdue paintings but didn’t (the height of indiscipline – being so lackadaisical). Now I am swamped with commissions, I have to visit some galleries for inspiration, I have deadlines that I simply have to meet to avoid disrepute, I have to finish incomplete paintings in order to start on a loooong overdue painting commission and I’m taking a long look at myself and asking whyyyyy? do I repeat this cycle every time?
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Spontaneity is the watchword that informs my art practice. My artwork celebrates the energy of abstract expressionism. 'why not?' underlines my creative process. Forget the box! Its obsolete...it's all about whatever shape you want to throw on that dance floor! The process drives my practice!! For me, work well done is work I have thoroughly enjoyed making...work that has made me think, sweat, cry, scream and come back for more!!! Work that gets my back up; pushes me...gives me cause for doubt. Makes me push in order for 'why not?' to become possible. Boundaries? What boundaries? View all posts by designwithflair