Wow what a year. I could not have imagined a year like this and I could not have done it without the support of all of the people who constantly support my work in many different ways. One thing I learned this year is that with a lot of hard work and dedication you can create more than you can even imagine. Even in the low points of this year (and there were some quite low points) all I did was each day go into the studio and work, paint, create. Never stop. It has been so wonderful to see how this dedication and hard work has allowed me to pull out of the low points and create art that people react to, love and purchase all around the world. The other thing I learned is just how much I love creating art which people connect to and it has been pure honour to be able to share that across Canada, US, UK and even as far as Australia, China and Singapore.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my artistic processes and artworks this year, whether that is through a purchase of artwork, commission for a contract, an email, message or text to just tell me what you like about the art or even just a like on a photo on social media. All of these mean a lot and give me energy every day to work even harder.
I am ending the year with another "new beginning". I have been working with the portraits extensively this year doing a lot studies and smaller pieces. I am now ready to move into bigger size work and end the year with this piece. Looking forward to coming back in 2017 to create more and keep exploring. Wishing everyone a great new year and remember; if you believe in what you do and you work hard at it, the fruits of your labour will be more beautiful than you can imagine.
Here is to an amazing 2017 for all!!
Feel free to view my little video holiday message below.