Newsletter - December 2007
Welcome to the December edition of my
To be honest, it's been touch and go
as to whether this was going to be written at all, what with the
exhibition at the beginning of the month and, or course, preparations
for the festive season.
I thought this month was a good time
to look back over the last year. It has been a busy one and so important
for me in terms of developing my work. I feel that I have taken
a mighty step forward and could not have envisaged this point a
In April I launched your monthly newsletter on the
website and as a result now have eight videos for you to view which
illustrate and demonstrate examples and techniques of my artwork.
At the end of April I had my first solo exhibition
at Castle Douglas Art Gallery. I was terrified, anxious but very
excited at the same time. I think on all kinds of levels it was
successful. For me the best part was the positive feedback and wonderful
comments I received. I think it's a great privilege to touch others
emotionally and that's what came across.
Castle Douglas Art Gallery- April 2007
Over the summer and early Autumn, as well as
preparing for the exhibition in Kirkcudbright this month, I was
selected for Spring
Fling 2008, Dumfries and Galloway's major
art and craft event, and also for the AA2A
scheme at the University of Cumbria. Both
these opportunities are huge for me and I will enjoy writing more
about them in the coming year.
My exhibition at the Tolbooth Art Centre has just
ended and I sit here surprised that it ever happened after all the
hectic time beforehand. Next month I will review how it all went.
At this time of year it feels like we stand on the
precipice where the years join and we need to go forward into the
unknown. As well as being a bit scary, it is so exciting too and
I'm looking forward to the journey.
Download a detail of "Storm"
I hope you'll excuse the fact there is no video this
month though there is a print to download as usual. Of course this
may be printed out on normal photographic paper but why not try
using other types too? I think a good quality watercolour paper
works really well.
Right-click on the image above and select
Save Target As. You can then save the image on your computer
and print it off on photographic or watercolour paper at up to A4
size without losing any quality, or use it as a desktop background
for your computer.
Be advised that the image is approximately 3MB big,
so might take a little while to download
If you run into any difficulties then please let
Finally this month I send
you all best wishes of the season and for the coming year.
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