After much anticipation (for me) this website is up. The purpose of this website is to motivate. An ‘out-there’ that I’m responsible for that has no patronizing qualities. So, I choose you abyss. I’ll be using tthe site as a sketchbook, critique, diary, gallery and resource centre. Most of my work will be in process, so don’t get too attached or un-attached to anything or idea unless stated otherwise! Please comment or send any questions because the joy of this abyss is that it can be interactive.
One of my many faults which I’m hoping this responsibility will help with is treating my painting like work. Painting for a living will never be 9-5 but I’m trying to make it seem as compulsory. I’m not going to rely on the ill-fated inspiration that torments the already ‘tormented artist’. There was an informative ‘Ted Talks’ lecture from author Elizabeth Gilbert about the history of inspiration and it’s present smeared reputation. I’ll post the link here later. So my goal is to show up to my studio everyday and work.
I’ve just moved to East London, England from ‘Beautiful British Columbia’ and have a little studio 30 min from my flat. It’s a hard transition. I miss my community of familyfriends and journey to my rectangle of a space to live in pictures. Pictures I create from images I see. I will be posting photos of my studio as it progresses. Right now, there is a succession of white sheets, primed and ready to change.