Since I've removed my last 52 WEEKS project (the wildflowers) from the studio wall in order to bring them to Bluerock Gallery, I have been missing all that vibrant colour and because I wanted to look at this year's project while it is in progress I thought I would hang the Heroes project. I have prepared all of the canvases with under painted colour and pattern so it will be nice to be able to watch the images as they begin to emerge. I can't believe a quarter of the year has already passed as it feels as though it has passed so quickly.
Many years ago a mentor suggested keeping myself surrounded by my own work - advice that I wasn't comfortable with at the time. She told me the best way to learn and to improve as an artist is to look at what I had done while keeping in mind the principles of design (line, form, value, colour, texture, shape and space) and to consider how to do things differently. She noted that it was good to view my work with a critical eye and to pay attention to what I felt to be working and what didn't and then to bring that to new work. It is advice I follow to this day.