Walking and talking
Updated: May 18, 2022
After over a year of not seeing my very good friend and fellow artist (this is just one string to her bow, ceramics at https://www.pennyspotshop.com) we met up today for a walk by the river.
We had a lot to cover in that time. We had both found last year had been a year of retreating into the studio and putting our heads down to work.
In discussion with her I realised that I needed to stop thinking of myself of a Graphic designer / Illustrator as my work really falls into the much larger, looser bag of Fine Artist, albeit one who uses an illustrative way of working to convey their message / narratives.
My whole life I have tried to fit into a variety of roles and have always felt that I have not been very good at any of them.
As a “fine artist working in a deliberately naive style” literally the only way I can fail is by not making work.
This is such a liberating thought.
Pot made by Penny https://www.pennyspotshop.com/product/brown-bear-beaker