“It was great coming back to Project Ability to finish my triptych painting of the International Summit which took place in March.
I felt I had to get to know my painting again after it been stored away in the cupboard for six months and it was a little strange at first. It was like visiting a long lost friend who I haven’t seen in years, so I just wanted to catch up on all the gossip.
Once we got to know each other again, I began to see where the gaps were in the piece and began a process of painting, layering and standing back and drawing back into it to see how the three canvases were working together.
It was great to see so many familiar faces in the studio whilst I painted and on occasion people would come and join in the conversation about how the painting was coming together. I loved the way many of you as artists in the studio would join me to critique the work and admire my artistry whilst I carried on painting. A truly colaborative approach!
I feel like my painting of the Summit belongs to everyone who came to the International Summit and beyond.
I’m looking forward to seeing all the work I did during my residency on exhibition in January til the end of February next year.
And it doesn’t stop there. I’m hoping that this work will travel internationally and visit some of the studios that came to the International Summit.
And some very exciting news is that I have just received funding for a big new portrait project coming soon! Keep it under you hat for now but keep watching my Twitter and Facebook to see what’s happening!
A massive and thank you to everyone at Project Ability and I’ll see you in January. Bye for Now.”