My goodness, this is my 50th video update! Can’t quite believe that I’ve been doing these for over a year now. They really have become a bit of a habit for me and I hope you enjoy them too! This week I share some news about a new mini exhibition of my work that is showing in ScotiaVisuals gallery space in Glasgow for the next week.
This week I share some news about a home visit from a collector and also share my joy at getting to a live ballet performance.
So it’s been a year since I started to do these little updates. I’ve actually really enjoyed doing them and sharing bits and pieces of what I have been up to. I hope you have too. Let me know in the comments! This week I’ve been out and about again enjoying art and meeting up with artists friends old and new.
This week I reflect on some endings and beginnings. Like so many others I was saddened to hear about the passing of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, and so I couldn’t not mention that sad news. Her legacy will last for many, many years to come. On the beginnings side, my life drawing classes started again this week and I share how they have inspired some landscape work. So in the video I share how a couple of pieces are beginning.
This week I share a more about a couple of exhibitions I have been able to go to IRL (in real life). Firstly the Karla Black, sculptures (2002- 2021) details for a retrospective, currently on at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, and the RGI Summer Reflections at the Kelly Gallery in Glasgow. Seeing other artists work is always a thrill and and does help to broaden my own perspective and practice.
Earlier this week I share a mixed media piece called Bass Rock on Instagram. It got a lot of love! So this week I thought I’d share a bit about how the work came together and how sometimes the end point of a piece of work is not what you expected when you start it.
This week I share news about my trip earlier this week to The Stable gallery in Inveraray to drop off some pieces with them, and also about the Art on in Exchange event this week in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow. On Sunday I’ll have some work on the Saltspace stand and will be there in person in the afternoon helping out on the stand. Why not swing by if you are nearby.
After a couple of weeks “off camera” I’m back with my weekly updates. This week I share some of what I’ve been up to over the past couple of weeks, including the thinking and planning side of being an artist. Would love to hear your thoughts on what I’ve been sharing too, so we can extend the conversation.
This week I share some thoughts about being back in the life drawing studio. It was so lovely to be back in the studio, not viewing through zoom, this week. I need that connection with a life (live) model. I’ve also be exploring the Story of Scottish Art by Lauchlin Gaudie. I remember enjoying the TV series but I’m also enjoying the book too. Worth checking out.
This week, I reflect on the one year anniversary of the UK going in to lockdown, but on a more positive note share news about the fabulous new look SSA website and my contribution to their fantastic 4 x 4 x 4 project. So 2 videos for the price of one this week!