I have been invited by the National Campaign for Drawing, to run my Big Ultraviolet Mobile Project at the opening night of the Big Draw and Battersea Affordable Art Fair. Oct 22nd 6.00-9.00 pm. Allsitors. All visitors, especially kids, are invited to collaborate in this UV installation on the theme of Carnival
Today I scrapped 3 paintings that were not working and had reached a dead end. I worked on them for about 3 months and invested at least £300 on materials in their production. It happens, part of the job, etc.
It occurs to me that I am lucky enough to call “the job”: my job simply because I can afford to make sometimes big mistakes. It’s how we learn. This way of working is a luxury and a major factor separating amateurs and professionals. If an artist can only afford one canvas and a few tubes of paint then they will be understandably frightened to make a mess of it.
We talk a lot in this business about the illusiveness of creativity, inspiration and all that but somebody once said the answer to 99 out of 100 quedtions is money.
Come and have a drink, Chat and see my work in an informal setting. Plus there’s 50+ other artists undet the same roof.
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