What started off as an attempt to get back into painting and do some fundraising last year, has turned into one of my favourite things to do.
Get the paints out. Turn the music on. Pick some colours. And paint.
Sometimes I have an idea of what I want to paint. Most of the time I just let the image appear as I go, taking inspiration from music, books, people, pop culture, conversation and colour.
I don’t paint to create pictures to hang on my wall. I paint, because it’s an expression and extension of who I am and what I see.
Yes, I think I’m going to spend more time this year getting back to one of my first passions and something I studied almost 20 years ago.
And I can’t wait to experiment, learn, and see what happens.