Paint Fit Gallery 2023
This online exhibition is a celebration of the work, both ongoing and completed, by 7 artists who attended my online Paint Fit course in November 2022. Each of the artists here have very different ways of working and reasons for making their work. Last November for an hour each morning online, over two weeks, I demonstrated and motivated a group of artists. I offered creative processes and trains of thought to help them focus and recognise the expertise and resources that they already had, and add in new ones too. We became a community of painters who supported one another. We made a commitment during those two weeks to be uncompromising and playful; open to the new possibilities of what might come up as we worked steadily and purposefully.
A daily motivation and focus. A calm, creative logic to help you make decisions and begin working each day with a real sense of purpose and confidence. This is what I want to instil into each session. Every artist would like to make each move in their work one that takes the work forward; searching, keeping a playful edge and curiosity at each stage. Each piece of work can then feed ideas for the next. To have a conversation with your work is what really matters. The ideas come from the paintings as they grow. Each artist in this show has generously shared their thoughts about their work. The work is exciting and taking each of them on a new journey to explore what really matters to them.
If you like the idea of having this kind of creative support and motivation I will be running another Paint Fit this Autumn, October 30th - November 3rd and November 6th - 10th.