I have started to exhibit again but it has come at a time when I have a body of work that I been working on for the last three years in isolation. When I say this I mean only my family and close friends have seen my paintings. Often when people visit me they see my paintings on display their comments or glances are very rewarding and I feel they’ve really helped in the development of my work.
To be honest I stopped showing my work back in 2014 due to the fact of not knowing why I wanted to place something so intimate to me in view of the public and be open to judgement and comment.
In conversation with a fellow friend and talented artist we spoke about the importance of allowing our vulnerable side to be shown through our art practice by placing our work out there in the public realm. It helps us to grow and understand other perceptions of our work through the eyes of others experiences and interpretations and readings of your art work.
‘There is only one way to avoid criticism; do nothing, say nothing and be nothing’.