Portrait drawings in the annual 44AD Artspace Associate Artists exhibition
The beginning of a new year for most of us indicates a new start, with new goals, ambitions and efforts to move our life a step forward. Certainly, you have thought about your next moves during 2020 and even if you haven’t got a “New Year’s Resolution” in place, you probably have a rough idea of the most important things you would like to achieve. For me, 2020 is starting with an exciting art event.
Collaboration with music producers Emplicit and TSF
Undoubtedly, art (including visual arts, music, performance etc) is a universal language, communicating messages between people. Art creates a bridge not only between the artist and their audience, but also between artists themselves. Sometimes this takes the form of constructive dialogue, others comes through criticism and of course regularly breeds wonderful collaborations. I am lucky to be involved in such a collaboration with two amazing artists, music producers Emplicit and TSF.
An opportunity to present my lunch time portrait series
Not a long ago, I received a phone call; it was from BBC Radio Bristol. The call had to do with my portrait sketching; I admit I was quite surprised. They loved my work and they found quite fascinating that I usually draw quickly, on the go, during my lunch breaks from work. After a short conversation, I agreed to be filmed, introducing my portrait sketching while walking in Bath. The video if finally released!
As 2019 is getting to an end, the artistic activity in the beautiful city of Bath seems to get intensified! Fantastic art events and exhibitions sign the end of the year, offering brilliant opportunities to the audience of the city to admire interesting and unique artworks. At the same time the numerous artists based in Bath and the surrounding areas have the chance to showcase their most recent work. This week we are having the opening of the annual “Deck the Walls” exhibition at 44AD Art Gallery; we are very excited and here are a few reasons why!
Bath Artists Studios, being a local charity organisation in Bath, promote arts and culture, and occasionally organise exhibitions, hosting work from artists based in Bath or surrounding areas. Tomorrow, 12/12/2019 is the opening of the Bath Artists Studios (BAS) student exhibition from 6pm until 8pm. My work will be on show as part of this exhibition.
No matter what your artistic endeavours are, having some sort of guidance is very important and can actually help you improve your skills quickly. I was lucky to come across Quick Start Art painting workshops by Rob Lunn. I had the chance to attend one of Rob’s portrait painting workshops recently at Bath Art Studios; it was a great experience indeed. A very well structured lesson, spreading over a whole weekend, covered the fundamental steps of developing a portrait, using oil paints.
For those living in Bath, Bath Comedy Festival is one of those happy periods when the city is full of activity, interesting and fun acts and performances; a general party of culture, laughter and socialisation. This year will be no exception and I am very happy to be able to contribute to this through my art.
I am sure you would agree with me, that a regular refresh, re-organisation and review of progress is essential in every aspect of our lives. For anyone blogging regularly, this would make perfect sense and they could easily see the connection of the following paragraphs with their own blog.
As a beginner artist you most probably have inspiration and materials. What you lack though is skill and knowledge. Unless you follow a formal arts course, it can get very tricky to gather all the information you need to get you started. I have experienced that myself and requires loads of motivation to power through this first stage….and also some help!