This past week has been a busy one as I have been in the process of completing, starting and planning a number of paintings, for there are many happenings in the pipeline…
The little brown Hare painting featured above (which measures 4.6” x 4.6”) will soon be making his way to an exhibition in Inverness which is taking place from the end of October until early 2017. As you know, the Hare is a creature I paint more than any other, and the creating of this little one was a good way of finding some stillness in the midst of being so very busy. The painting is set at dusk, a time when the alert and watchful hare, a mostly nocturnal animal, emerges to feed.
I will also have several paintings on show at The Unexpected Artist Exhibition at the St Enoch’s Centre in Glasgow, including The Visitor and The Song of the Golden Moon, from later on this month. Then, next April I will be having a solo exhibition in a restaurant situated in a lovely converted 18th Century Grain Mill in Dumfries, Scotland.
I’ll be sharing more details about these events, plus a few more, in the coming weeks.
And finally, this week I was featured on Empty Easel in a lovely little article describing how my “whimsical paintings and drawings are sure to conjure up memories of animals portrayed in your favourite children’s storybooks“.
So, lots of happenings to keep my paint brushes busy, therefore this is but a small update to keep you posted for now. But I’ll be posting a lengthier sharing and some other new work very soon…
In the writing of this post I’m reminded of the great privilege I have in being able to spend my days doing what I love. Being an artist can be both hard work and an unstable means of making a living, but it really comes down to determining what is most important in life and doing things for the right reasons. As Frederick Buechner wrote, ” One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.”