I stopped painting for a number of years. While I was taking a hiatus from painting I was working in polymer clay, mixed media and creating eBooks.
I have a Master’s Degree in Art, I chose to not teach. Instead I chose to have a part-time day job in an area Public Library. When I started there I said I would do it for one year… that was going on ten years ago.
For a few years now an area gallery has been talking of me having an exhibit. It finally dawned on me that I could paint portraits of my four grandchildren, have the show, and still have the paintings for posterity.
This eventually became me rebooting my painting career. To use the term “career” sounds a bit pretentious – but there ya have it. For the last seven months I have been painting again. It seems natural to me to choose to focus on portraits and the human figure.
I have a small exhibit in January 2013 at “Works of Art Gallery” here in Humboldt, that I am preparing. They only need about six pieces which is not a problem. Another exhibit is lined up for September of 2013 at the Bowlus in Iola, KS. At this point it gives me nine months. Would equating it to giving birth be too obvious?
Also as part of my re-boot I have completely overhauled the studio website along with our company site Artist-How-To where we offer various artists eBooks for sale. So please be sure to look around and feel free to leave comments and suggestions.