A very small percentage of artists have the fortunate opportunity from making a living from their careers, but this fact does not deter me from continuing on my own road to hopeful success. I have always been somebody who sees a glass half full, sometimes to the annoyance of my husband who refers to himself as a realist.
After many years working in arts administration, arts and project management I decided, a year ago, to place my energy into my arts practice. This has been such a rewarding and supported decision from my husband and family.
To establish my career as an artist I am at a stage of reasserting my style and reestablishing new and existing industry networks. This has involved a 6 week art course with Byron Bay Art School facilitated by the amazing Emma Walker, negotiating for consignment spaces in local retail businesses and creating this blog to promote my journey and practice.
I have had some successes and of course some disappointments. My successes have included a commissioned mural with retail outlet White Buffalo in Brunswick Head NSW – https://www.facebook.com/www.whitebuffalo.com.au and my original works and prints on consignment at Sunshine Alley in Mullumbimby NSW – https://www.facebook.com/sunshinealleymullumbimby.
My next point of attack will be exhibition proposals with local and state galleries and grant submissions.
Looking forward to keeping you updated x