Art travel is back on my agenda! When I made these travel plans last year they seemed such a long time ahead but summer is almost gone already! Can you believe it? So, we are all back to semi normal activities, albeit with a sense of self preservation and care for others, I do hope we can keep this sense of being at the end of the major part of the pandemic and that it is true!
I have art travel on my mind for the year 2022!
Firstly to the Kangaroo Valley to attend an art retreat with Artworkshops Australia. The renowned artist Tim Allen will be our mentor. I have been to one of his workshops previously and loved it! Some of the photos from that visit in 2020.
My art travel agenda includes spending time with family and I intend to visit Bundanon – the wonderful gift of the Arthur Boyd family, which has recently had a magnificent architectural addition which I want to see and also to see the amazing property and to do some sketching. – click here to see more about it….
Solo exhibition in Sydney…..
Then the art travel bus takes me to Sydney to prepare for and hold a solo exhibition – opening is 6th April. Please come along if you happen to be in Sydney at the time!
Overseas art travel coming up!
Next stop will be an art travel and family reunion. I take a huge deep breath and embark on a flight to London at the end of April – I will be away for the whole of May.
I’ve had my three vaccines, but very aware that I may get the dreaded virus, however, I am a travel freak and I just have to move and take my sensibly precautioned chances! I have a new grandson too, aged 4 months and I need to meet him and to reconnect with my daughter and her family. I hope to also visit the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, Oxford and to visit Kew Gardens as well as my favourite art galleries in London.
But art travel is still some time off, until then I’ll continue to run my art classes at Lennox Arts Collective on Wednesdays 10 – 1pm as well as some Saturdays
Art Workshops – I can still take another booking for Saturday 12th February…(click on the date for more workshop information).
This workshop has a focus on ‘pattern’ in art making. It would be great if you could look out for interesting artwork/patterns – you can often find fabulous patterns associated with a variety of ethnic cultures. Suggestions include Aboriginal, African, Islamic, Indonesian, Indian. Some of my artworks that incorporate pattern are in the images below.
Or try travelling virtually with me at my You Tube Channel – Virtual Travel Diaries
You can also attend classes in my online art school, Art, the Universe and Everything. (click on this heading to see more)
This week I will be releasing ‘Painting in Nature’ which is all about painting en plein air – what to take and how to go about it, with demonstrations of my approach to the subject.