Friday, 31 December 2010


2010 has been a great year for me painting wise, so I am really excited about what 2011 will hold!

I have been enjoying a complete break since finishing all my commissions at the end of November but now find myself raring to go again. I have a few very large canvases prepped and ready to start (the first of which is pictured above- a bit different! 39" x 24"!), and some interesting commissions already booked in for later in the year.

My focus in 2011 will very much be on my own work, with commissions taking more of a back seat. I'd love to see some real development in my style and skill over the course of the year so I have decided to make 2011 the year to really challenge myself! First of all I am going to be doing a painting a day in half an hour or less, and posting it on here. I work in such tight detail usually, I think forcing myself to work a bit more freely, from life wherever possible, will really help me. My daily paintings will be much more about the process than the finished product but hopefully they won't ALL be total rubbish! :-D Quite a big project I guess but it's only 30 mins a day max so I'm determined to give it a bash!

In addition to my painting a day I am hoping to get a place on the Society of Equestrian Artists annual workshop which is taking place in June this year. I have been desperate to attend for a few years now but have either been too pregnant or too tied up with babies (or both!) so this will be my first opportunity!

Other than that I hope that 2011 will see me produce some successful original paintings that I can be really proud of, and hopefully release a few more prints too.

So, lots for me to look forward to!

Hope you all had a great 2010, and wish you all the best for 2011!