One thing that is definitely going to carry through to the next year is the theme of my work on the microscopic. There is still much to discover and much to experiment with. Following a passion definitely stirs creativity for me.
I’m delighted that four of my microscope paintings were selected to be in the Winter Exhibition 2019 in the Gallery at Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare, South Wales.
The exhibition ran from December 6th to 23rd, and feedback relayed to me from the general public was so uplifting, with a request to provide prints for sale of the original pieces.
It is always a morale boost to have such positive feedback, particularly when so much other stuff has been going on in my life that my passion to paint had to be temporarily put to one side.
This year is coming to an end, and it’s time to start planning for the new year that is to follow. Some things I would like to do differently. Other things were experimental projects that I will probably leave by the wayside, but that is the nature of being creative. You try something. It might work, then again it might not. Even if it does work, but you don’t enjoy it, it needs to go.
Although the exhibition has come to a close, a selection of my prints and miniature paintings are still available in the Gift Shop at the museum. It is worth a trip to see the history of the valley in the museum, have a coffee and cake in the Cafe, see the latest Exhibitions in the Oriel and Mezannine Galleries and browse the wonderful selection of work by local artists in the Gift Shop.