Well, it has been some time since I last created a blog post here but I have spent the last few days recovering from an operation to my right shoulder, my painting arm. A while ago I dislocated my shoulder for the fourth time and this time the shoulder joint moved around to the front of my body breaking off the piece of bone that holds the joint in place, so 6 weeks of physio and two carbon fibre pins later and the bone is back in place, I am now focussed on a speedy recovery but it will take some months before I am back to my old self. For now it looks like I will be training my left arm to do most of the work on my paintings. It is a small setback but I will adapt. I have devoted the rest of my life to my art and I won't let go of my future goals because of this, I may be down but not out and I will continue painting until my dying breath. Who knows, when my right arm is fully healed I might become ambidextrous! Thanks to everyone who has wished me well and for all your support too, it means more than you will ever know! Have a great year and let nothing stand in the way of your dreams!
This week I would like to give thanks to D Emptyspace for creating an awesome artist interview about me and my art practice and for also featuring my work in their app. The interview really hits home on what I am about as an artist and the freedom and expression I feel when I paint. I forgot to mention in the interview that as I got older my Nana Grace was also a huge influence on my decision to become an artist as I used to watch her paint landscapes from home sometimes and she would give me tips on painting as well as lessons in life! Very much needed at the time.
Check out the D Emptyspace app as it is great for artists showcasing a collection of work in a virtual gallery environment, I have three galleries on show in the app at the moment. Also, if you would like to read more about my art practice and discover more about me as an artist then click here to read the full interview on Medium.