Friday, 9 March 2012
I have been framing up some paintings old and new in the last few weeks. I am entering the Royal Academy Summer Show this year and I am also doing the Cambridge Open Studios again. I will probably enter a couple more open shows and I will be taking part in Chris and Jo Riddell's open house exhibition in Brighton in May.
A lot of my work has been in storage while we rented in our last house and it has been really enjoyable to discover that much of it was better than I remembered it being. I am a very harsh critic of my own work - you have to be to get any better - but that can sometimes spill over into a debilitating lack of confidence or worth. The 'What's the point?' demon is sitting on the shoulder of all creative people I think - but painters are particularly susceptible to its taunts. But today I feel pretty positive.
I will post the new work as it happens and I'll let you know how I get on at these open shows.