The rest of this year is going to be interesting, with a couple of new projects coming up, though I’m taking it fairly easy after a very busy few months which have resulted in strained elbows and shoulders and general wear and tear!
So unfortunately I’ve had to cancel the Lindisfarne workshop in September, which is physically quite demanding (carrying lots of equipment mainly, which I’m keeping to a minimum just now), but I can at least still paint.
In September I’ll be displaying a series of paintings at the Scottish Design Exchange; a not-for-profit arts retail and project space set up in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. I’ll add more details once the works are installed there.
In late November there will be a group show at Edinburgh Art Fair at the invitaiton of the Limetree Gallery.
I’m also excited about plans for November and December as I’ll be creating a new series of winter landscapes in collaboration with cellist Atzi Muramatsu, possibly also a poet, though I’ve not decided on anyone as yet.
The general idea is a project lasting 12 days in which every other day Atzi and I exchange music and painting in response to each other’s winter-related ideas – six paintings and six music pieces.
The idea is still taking shape, but will most likely include a preview evening at my studio with open fire and mulled wine to accompany the wintery theme. Also two open-studio days. This happens to coincide with my 50th birthday at the end of November( I almost can’t wait for winter to arrive!) But before then I think I’ll indulge in a sunny holiday abroad at some point, for a few days at least!