We find ourselves in strange times. Not sure I have the words to do justice to any of it.
But I have kept this blog going for a while now (although not as regularly as I'd hoped) so will try to keep some momentum alive, as life as we know it goes on hold.
With coronavirus rampant, I know you have more pressing things to be thinking about, reading about, and spending your time on right now. To be fair, doubt this will even get a looking. But if I can provide a single moment of relief and escape from the worries of the real world in any way possible I will press on.
Might as well say my piece regardless because I do honestly believe art can be a way of regaining a sense of control and offering a form of expression and respite which could be a welcome companion through the madness.
As we all wage our own personal battles to stay happy and healthy whatever way we can, there's so much talk about what we should or shouldn't be doing for the best. Eating well, exercising, looking after our kids, helping others, keeping our brains and bodies busy, sharing our hopes and fears. Obviously all so very vital.
But amidst all the practicalities please don't forget to feed your soul with art in any shape or form you find it.
There are updates I could share with you about what I've been up to art-wise but now doesn't feel the right time, so suffice to say all exhibiting is off but the creating carries on. And so I will continue to share my paintings online in a bid to brighten up your day.
My survival strategy? Paint, punch and positivity of course!