Hello there, long-neglected art blog. Time for a wee update, isn’t it? It has been a busy summer around here. I had a delightfully successful first small exhibition in Edinburgh (at the Stockbridge Library), and then took August off from painting to try my hand at being a theater reviewer for the Edinburgh Fringe. Also, my husband and I decided to make a big commitment to Edinburgh this summer: we bought a flat. It’s all terribly exciting, given that we’ve never owned our own home before, but one of the most exciting things about it is the fact that I have a dedicated art studio again. It has been almost two years since I left my Munich studio behind, so I am extra-apreciative of having so much workspace again.
For the first time in a long, long time I have a big, uninterrupted stretch of studio time in front of me. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of it. At the moment I have a few new oil paintings in progress, all Edinburgh scenes of one type or another. My plan for the fall is to spend a lot of time in the studio building up a solid body of new work. I want to start approaching local galleries in the not-too-distant future, but before I do that, I need to have more work that’s ready to go.
I also want to circle back to my Tokyo project sometime soon (it’s the body of work that was interrupted last year by my husband’s illness), maybe early next year. I’ve received a lot of positive comments about the Tokyo pieces on my website, feedback that has reminded me not to let this series get pushed to the side for too long.
So, lots of good stuff to do. Time to get going.