It's that time of the year when things come to a maddening rush towards the finish line.
And so it is too, in my studio.
I have had a steady year of painting with the usual lapses owing to familial interruptions. They are unavoidable; child neglect is not looked upon favourably in this era of human existence.
I am up to date on commissions and have a couple to get on with in the new year.
In the meantime, I have hung some pieces in my studio for an exhibtion that I have named Spectators. I am also in the throes of planning a bigger exhibition for 2015.
When I began painting eight or so years ago, I was drawn to the subject of sport. My first footy painting was of a local junior game and the first horse racing painting was of The Australia Cup, that had been held at Caulfield one year. There have been many since.
There is something about the open space of a footy field or a horse racing track, the edginess of a contest and the character of the crowd that seem to have converged, to create, one dynamic and compelling subject for me. It's one that I keep returning to.
The Spectators exhibition will be up in my studio for the next couple of weeks.
Spectators are all welcome.
If I am not in give me a ring 0400444138 or keep in touch via my facebook painting page for some in progress studio shots and opening hours.
Happy Xmas and thanks for following.