Some challenges I’ve set myself for the new year include:
- enjoying making the most of my (tiny!) studio space (it may be small but it’s mine)
- seeking some tuition from my photographer friends to get better and more confident at photographing my work
- being playful with my materials – this means not hoarding them (what am I saving them up for?!) and embracing the chance to make mistakes
One of my favourite paintings from 2019 was a result of an accident – a cracked paint tin leaving me with congealing paint – which forced me to experiment with the materials I had immediately to hand.
This pink and blue painting (congealed emulsion paint on found board) is so expressive both of its making and in showcasing its materials and their qualities… it is also VERY difficult to photograph now that it’s framed! It’s currently hanging on my studio wall to encourage, inspire and challenge me.