I can’t believe that it is the end of the year. That my last post was in May, that I’ve not managed to post regularly, because I’ve been so busy, painting.
When I first came back to art I set up a Facebook page and then a Twitter page. I shared my journey and met lots of new people. Got advice and support and offered it too.
Three years ago I opened a small gallery with two friends. We were just leasing the premises and, when the landlord decided to put the building up for sale, we decided that we would keep running our gallery until we ran out of stock and then close. It was great fun and I learned a lot, but it was also very tying too. I spent a lot of time in the shop, talking to visitors, sharing and selling and being inspired by art. But not nearly as much time painting as I would have liked
We closed the gallery in June, a bittersweet occaision. Then my friend Aileen and I worked towards an exhibition at the wee Bothy Gallery at Balmacara. I also exhibited in Inverness, Ullapool, Thurso, Skye and Nairn.
I’ve blogged a couple of times about being inspired by a course I did at Inverewe Gardens way back in March. The course was with Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and I loved every moment of it. So this Autumn I was delighted to be accepted on the certifcate course, once again with Edinburgh Botanics. The course has taken me right back to basics and I’m still working through it.
I also have a couple of really exciting projects coming up this year, and I promise to try and update regularly and let you know more about my art adventures.
In the meantime, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who follows me on social media, all those who follow this blog and who has offered advice and support in 2018.
Thank you. And I’d like to wish you all a very happy 2019