I painted this design on December 8th 2017. I was live painting at an event and it was a cold day. As the event unfolded and speakers began to tell their stories – I got a sense of the difference between how powerful an individual story can be, whilst at the same time, acknowledging how small I often feel as an individual on this spinning mudball we inhabit.
In due course – I got the chance to tell my story at the event too. I spoke about art in general, it’s power to change, coping with loss, togetherness, the free art project, doing things differently, the importance of persistence and the beauty of impermanence.
This was a really enjoyable day. I got to make art in front of some lovely people, hear excellent stories, and tell one of my own too. Huge thanks to Yetunde Hofmann and her amazing team for putting on such an excellent event.
The Croydon Advertiser recently ran a lovely article on the We Are All Artists free art project. As a thank you, I’m taking the project to Croydon tomorrow, and will make my first art drop in the town.
I’ll be hiding a piece of elemental art which I’ve titled, Winter In The Cronx.
Here’s a short video clip showing the work as it reached its conclusion. If you’re in and around Croydon tomorrow, keep an eye out for this piece of free art.
We’ve just been out to our local Christmas light switch on – brrrr it’s cold outside! This new piece of elemental art represents the onset of winter, and will be my next free art drop. If you live in the Wallington and Carshalton area, keep an eye out for it over the weekend. It’s a big piece so it shouldn’t be too hard to find!
I am continuing to adapt the elemental art idea. I recently blogged about Autumn Fire, and this new collection, titled Winter Ice – is a variation on that theme. I painted these images overlaying various shades of acrylic paint, finished with silver leaf.
Winter Ice : I
Winter Ice : II
Winter Ice : III
Winter Ice : I and II are sold. Winter Ice : III was left as a piece of free art in Reykjavik.