I am feeling a bit adrift in my career at the moment. I think being stuck between two artistic seasons can be quite confusing to say the least. the US season is hotting up which is great, I have a lot of calls to respond to, I’m selling online, but I want to work on exhibiting.
Without a doubt my work is better accepted in the US. my sales are better and I am receiving gallery offers all from overseas. this is wonderful, but I am facing a situation where I create paintings for an exhibition then crate them up and send them out without being able to attend my own shows. Some of you know that I have received an offer for a solo at a commercial gallery in Montreal. I’m delighted and am trying to raise the funds to ship my works and hopefully to be able to attend, but with the issues with my pension I haven’t been able to make a start.
I would love it if I could add some focus here as well, networking is easier and being able to attend shows means I can build my collector base better- but something keeps holding me back from pushing in Australia. I don’t know what it is – maybe I am just afraid of talking face to face these days.