Archive for December, 2010


My 2010 Review

December 30, 2010

It’s come to that time of year when I should be reviewing the art goals I had set for 2010 and seeing what I actually achieved against them.  However, I have more than a sneaking suspicion that I may have gone sharply off on my own little tangent so I don’t think it would be a particularly constructive exercise.  I’d prefer to end the year on a more positive note and look at some of the highlights from 2010:

  • I’ve spent a considerable amount of time discovering new art and artists via The Make Room, Forth Valley Open Studios, Pittenweem Arts Festival as well as online.  I’ve learned so much in the process and made some lovely new friends both locally and further afield.

  • I have been able to take the first steps in setting up an art club for my local area.  We’ve had our first meeting and confirmed the venue and I’m really optimisitic about how we can build on this in 2011.
  • I’ve completed the application process to get going on a recognised qualification in art.  This included successfully attaining accreditation for a portfolio of work. I’m looking forward to getting started on the course early 2011.
  • While I haven’t produced as much new work as I may have liked, I’ve enjoyed every minute of the time I spent creating it!  Surely that’s what’s most important?

Wishing you all the very best for 2011.


Christmas Cheer

December 21, 2010

This is a little Christmas commission I’ve just completed for an old friend as a surprise gift for his lovely wife.  Their colourful costumes have helped get me in a more festive mood, I might even stop complaining about the snow!  I really enjoyed doing this one and I hope the boy’s Mum likes it too.

The drawing is just over A4 and was done using polychroma pencils on light tan mounting board.