Reflection on 2017

What a year, have to say a bit challenging from the family side of things but I have managed to juggle all the priorities and still push on with my painting. I began in style, being mentored by professional artist Caroline Hulse FRSA at her studio in Maple Durham, Berkshire, was an absolute privilege. She designed her own version of the Slade degree course and put us through our paces. We even had homework!!!!!! , 3 of us attended between 2-3 days a week to learn  techniques, concept design and the A-Z of abstract art whilst  having tonnes of fun at the same time – however Carolines taste in music was on occasion extremely questionable at times ! (just joking Caroline – I loved every minute of it!!)  The masterclasses concluded with an amazing exhibition of all out work and a massive BBQ!

A huge thanks to Caroline for being so generous with sharing her knowledge, techniques, quirkiness and just being so hugely inspirational –  lots of fun was had by all !

         End of term bash !

 

Don’t know whats in the air at CLaSH Artspace home of my first studio (Oct 2017) but I have been busy, busy, busy – check out and follow activities on my Instagram !

Fellow art student, and partner in crime Jane Speedy and I  held our first public exhibition since leaving Uni.  ‘Emergence’ hit the art scene in Bristol weekend of Dec 16th 2017 @ Centrespace Gallery. What a blast, hard work, but well worth it. ~200 people visited and we had such wonderful feedback. Lots of learnings to build on, but all in all a great success, have to say I am very proud with what we managed to achieve.

’emergence’
Centrespace Gallery, Bristol. Dec 2017

Top tip learnt:  Never organise an exhibition the week before Christmas ! No time to recover before you’re straight into prep for xmas and just lots of parties!!! All terribly exhausting :O)  You have to believe me its hard work being an artist!! Never let anyone tell you any different! :o)

What a fab 2017 thanks to everyone that played a part  … keep tuned in ….. I will be filling you in on what I have planned for 2018 as soon as we flip into Jan 2018 (all extremely exciting) …… Happy New Year to one and all.