What a great creative year 2019 was for me! I was actually one of the few that made a New Years resolution and stuck to it! haha. January 2019 I gave myself a shake, and a talking to and vowed to stop procrastinating and get back into my passion for art.
Life goes by so quickly when your bringing up children, focusing on that and working. Before you know it 10 years go by and you haven't painted anything, I'm a bit ashamed of myself to be honest. Painting and creating art is very important to my wellbeing, and frankly I wasn't looking after that part of myself. Anyway, we can't dwell on past decisions, can only learn and move forward, so that is what I vowed to do at the start of 2019.
As well as regularly creating, I participated in several exhibitions in 2019, one being a group exhibition run by an Art Group I joined called MAVA Collective. At 700 members strong and continually growing, MAVA (Melbourne and Victorian Artists), is run by Melbourne artist Pete Tranquille. MAVA regularly organises group show exhibitions and shares art opportunities with its members.. This allowed me to have a group of artist friends where I can bounce ideas off, share knowledge, and who understand the passion.
In 2019 my art has grown from strength to strength. I've done several online art courses to continue learning, from repeat pattern design, to abstracts, to portraits. I've immersed myself in art and discovering other artists, learnt about new techniques and styles, and created my own.
I already have big plans for 2020 and these plans are underway, stay tuned as they will be announced soon. I am hoping 2020 is a successful year for my art and I continue to grow and learn as a person and artist.
"I am always inspired by the sea, it is the place that makes me feel reflective and at peace. There are so many moods and emotions created by the weather at the beach, which makes it a fascinating subject to use as inspiration. Calm, energy, fierceness, busy, quiet, relaxing, activity, conversations, playing, laughing, happiness, sadness, bright colours, dark colours, these are just some of the emotions from a visit to the beach and give me so much to work with." - Sandra Vincent