Thanks to everyone who came to see my paintings at 'Unearthed' in September, and to my 'open' studio in May this year. As far as I'm concerned, a painting is only completed by the viewer - ie the painting doesn't exist without someone to see it - so I am always happy when I have a chance to put my paintings out there in the world, and open them up for others.
Still working on paper in the studio but getting a little restless now and ready to start painting on canvas again. If I've had time away from working large scale, I often feel quite inept when I start making big paintings again. However, that's not such a bad thing. It stops you from being complacent, and pushes you to do better.
There are some exciting exhibitions in London this autumn: amongst the best are 'Rothko in Britain' at the Whitechapel Art Gallery which began 8th September and is a show about a show, featuring just one Rothko painting, but a fascinating exhibition nonetheless. Gerhard Richter's 'Panorama' is another that is eagerly anticipated. This exhibition begins October 6th at Tate Modern and coincides with the artist's 80th birthday - can't wait to see this one. These artists are two of my favourite painters, and sure to inspire over the coming months. Essential viewing.