I am delighted to have been asked to write a regular blog for Bigvyor.com and would like to introduce myself to the site’s regular followers.
I always knew that art would be my chosen career path and studied fine art for my degree course. Although I would like to devote more time to my art, I have had to diversify through graphic design and writing over the years in order to maintain a regular income. This is, of course, an age-old problem for artists and even more relevant in these austere times.
I work in a traditional representational style and am best known for my equestrian and horse racing paintings. I have exhibited in various locations in the UK and my work has sold in Britain, France, Australia and elsewhere. Unfortunately, I have never been able to commit myself full-time to my artwork and my goal for 2013 is to be far more productive. I hope to share my experiences with followers of Bigvyor.
I am keen to move away from the constraints of my commissioned work and investigate new avenues this year. To this end, I am starting a new venture called Ecoarts that is dedicated to eco-friendly, economical art projects. I have never ventured beyond a bit of dabbling in sculpture but this is one aspect of my art that I intend to pursue with great enthusiasm over the course of the next 12 months. I have ideas for wood carvings and living sculptures using natural materials from our surroundings. I am sure that there are similar projects world wide and I am particularly looking forward to developing this area of my work (hopefully with your assistance!).
In the course of the year I hope to be discussing everything from setting up your own studio/workspace and discussing techniques, to discovering new talent and sharing their work with you. Last year, I began work converting a dilapidated outbuilding into a suitable workspace and am looking forward to finally putting it to good use! I am sure that we all aspire to having our own studio and have frequently had to make do with a corner of a room, having to put everything away at the end of each session. Creating the right environment can only improve our prospects for producing top quality artwork.
The World Wide Web is a fantastic resource at our fingertips and I hope that I can provide a little inspiration to budding artists along the way. There are already very talented artists represented on Bigvyor and I’m sure that we will be welcoming many more in the months ahead.
Of course, the main thing is that we enjoy the artistic experience. Bigvyor is a great way to interact with other artists across the globe. I hope that you will take the chance to join us and showcase your work. I welcome your feedback and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to becoming part of the Bigvyor community. You can contact me directly by email to email@example.com