To celebrate the opening of my shop right here on my website all cards in the shop are %30 off. Discount code is KWVSITT for those of you who read the fine print...and this folks is the fine print. Have a lovely day. And don't eat too many halloween lollies.
I've been in Sydney a few months now, trying to find my feet. I've made some false starts, and my art has been in Flux. After being so sure of myself on Norfolk, and having a clear style which was evolving nicely, suddenly I'm overwhelmed by influences and so many different ideas are creeping into my art.
Visits to the Australian Museum, Fellow Artists on Instagram, the art gallery i'm interning at, city scapes, it is all finding it's way into my paintings, and there is something bright and joyful emerging, almost like an ultra ego, or my inside spirit pushing itself forward to show it's face. Memories of the last time I lived in cities, where I was active and busy and out there doing all kinds of stuff are coming through. There is more vibrancy, and less laid back energy.
Now that I am in the city, finding my feet on the business of selling art side of things is a different story. So many art galleries - but which one to approach? So many great markets - but which would suit my work best? So many people i'd love to collaborate with - but who to approach?
Whilst I know this step into a MUCH BIGGER POND without a captive audience would take some adjustment, I'm still floundering. The nice thing is to have some fellow artists and art galleries seeming to like what I'm doing....so maybe I should start with them.
Gosh, Art and Art Business is quite the navel gazing affair isn't it!!
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I've been beavering away in this new studio of mine, painting, and going through the pragmatics of relocating a business to a new location, where TAX and ABN's and other logistical issues need to be managed.
Meanwhile, this wanpela above, and many other paintings exploring my childhood memories and connection with PNG are finding their way on to the canvas.
I've been busy painting these last few weeks while getting the studio unpacked. It has been a bit of a flower fiesta. .
Despite all this I can't put down my paintbrush, and I often get caught up painting when I aught to be doing something else....oops.
We've moved. Strongsoutherly is now based in Rockdale, not far from Sydney Airport and Botany Bay. The studio is set up, and Strongsoutherly is reopen for business!