At the end of the month, I will be giving a presentation on my artwork and influences from over the past year. Over the past few days, I have been organising all my photographs ready to put on the presentation, I find that uploading and sorting the images out takes up the bulk of the preparation time, but I enjoy the making process more than the delivery!. Since I did the last presentation in the third year, my artwork has changed a lot. I used to be more interested in expressing how the landscape made me feel with thick impasto oil paint, moving the paint around with palette knives. Recently I have been looking more at layering paint and finding the image through the paint in an aim to shake up my compositions; however, I am still looking at creating atmosphere, mood and a sense of place. The presentation deadline marks almost the last part of semester two, meaning I am nearly a third of the way through my masters. It is going so quickly, and I don't want it to end!
15th April- Checking in on twitter i saw the devastating news of the Notre-Dame fire. A very sad day in history. This photo was from my trip in 2009 almost exactly ten years before today.
A misty evening stroll along the seafront. One thing that I will very much miss about Aberystwyth. Plenty of room for thought, and inspiration for future artwork. There is nothing more calming than listening to the waves and breathing in the sea air
; It clears the mind from the days work ready for another fresh start tomorrow.