I find getting around to organising or going back through the many photos you've taken on a trip, unless done straight away, ends up being stuck on the "to do shelf" and slowly pushed to the back, only to be lost until discovered like some hidden treasure chest years later. I have been good this time tho, if only to motivate me to create another post in my blog. But I am pleasantly surprised at the photos I managed to capture on the old trusty iphone. I have spared you of the many selfies but instead opted for a few of the more Paris standouts from my rolls of images. I think I might investigate iphone photography a little more in the new year.
So I can say I have landed. Back home and back into the rhythm of life in NZ. What an incredible experience Paris was. Being part of such a creative community for 3 weeks, not only with the other NZ artists I travelled with but the creative space we were exhibiting in and the 33 artist that reside in the attached studios have certainly left me with a new found motivation and inspiration for my art. A collective of 12 Artists from Taranaki travelled to Paris on the 2nd of November carrying 250 Art works from 33 Taranaki Artist to exhibit for 2 weeks in Gallery 59 Rivoli in Paris. It wasn't until we got there that I truly appreciated how much of a "place to be" the gallery and attached art studios are. I highly recommend anyone visiting Paris to pop in there to get an insight in to the crazy creative world of the creative. The stairwell in itself is an experience. Nice to come home tho and get back into work. Thinking I might start playing around a little with charcoal and pastels to see where that takes me. Its kinda working with the residue grime from the city in a contextual sense (oh how arty!)
Hi there and welcome to my page. I'm an artist living in Oakura, Taranaki, NZ.