Having recently returned home from a camping trip to Kruger National Park (one of my most favourite places to be), I have really been getting the most out of creating new works. I must say the “Art in the Park” exhibition feels like a life time ago and I am loving painting free of the pressure that comes with trying to build up a portfolio whilst at the same time focusing on the concern of the unknown that comes naturally with partaking in one’s first exhibition.
Art in the Park was such fun; it was such a privilege to meet fellow artists and most encouraging receiving positive feedback from countless folk visiting the expo. Just prior to leaving for Kruger I was thrilled to be informed that I have been accepted to exhibit at The Hilton Arts Festival towards the end of September and so I spent a great deal of time whilst in the bush trying to decide which pieces to include as part of my new portfolio. I must say, I have always been one to appreciate the simplistic beauty that exists in nature and so it wasn’t hard choosing to include a few landscapes as part of my collection. I have always loved trees and Kruger really spoils you with the huge variety of spectacular specimens throughout the park. Studying the aesthetic appeal of classic favourites such as Leadwood, Marula, Jackal-berry, Apple-leaf, Schotia and Sausage tree (the list could go on and on) has left me eager to put brush to canvas,
Preparing for Hilton Arts Festival is a completely different feeling; I have a much better idea of what to expect this time around and too some familiar faces of fellow artists as well as visitors to look forward to seeing.
I’m excited to share updates as my portfolio comes together!