After several months of creating new work, attending mentoring sessions with Mark Devereux Projects and planning an End-Of-Residency showcase at The Gallery at St Georges, I am happy to conclude that its all made it a successful end to 2016.
Alongside an established artist group called ‘Markmakers’ from the Halton Borough of Merseyside we both held our opening previews on the same day. Taking over the Second Floor office premises I combined new photographic work, alongside a specially curated selection of paintings and drawings. It was also an opportunity to display new sculptural work incorporating abstractly painted wood bark and a plaster mould painted to look like a piece of natural tree bark.
This has given me the chance to showcase a wider range of work that deepens the themes of a constructed landscape and nature taking back what is rightfully theirs. New elements of photographic manipulation have been tested and will allow me to further develop and experiment within this line of enquiry. I now intend to delve into different ideas on our ideal perception of nature and the landscape.
A consistent body of work is the name of the game for 2017. Since my third and final development session with Mark Devereux I have a plan ready to implement, amazingly, this needed me to think 5 years ahead. Quite a feat! I’ve managed to achieve a fair deal this year thanks to the added impetus of the financial bursary from Full Circle Arts and can’t wait to continue my progress into next year.
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