It has been another incredible week but I am beginning to believe my whole life leaps from one fantastic day to the next. Maybe the Spring air is affecting my brushstrokes or the wonderfully positive friends I know along with artists who share my enthusiasm for watercolour. But I really am having the most exceptional of years and to think it is only April!
I had wonderful news at the beginning of this week which I will share at a later date. Whenever something wonderful happens it always takes me some time to allow it to sink in before I wish to tell anyone else!
A little while ago I took a collection of my paintings to a new gallery. We discussed pricing and framing options and I left feeling positive about leaving my paintings in such responsible hands. However the very same day I was surprised to recieve a phone call letting me know my work had already sold. I luckily had paintings in my studio to deliver to the gallery in their place. This has happened to me before when I have taken work into new galleries and it is a wonderful feeling.
Since then the gallery has now moved to the new larger premises. On my visit yesterday I discovered most of the paintings from my new collection taken in only last week had been sold yet again. I am thrilled for the gallery owner more than anything else because they are such an amazing person. I am over the moon for their success. Having said that at this time of typing I realise there are very few of my originals available at the moment as they seem to have all sold and maybe too well recently. I am receiving requests for my best selling subjects and I know if I painted continually I could meet demand but this is not how I work. I paint from my heart and not purely for sales. I paint subjects as I wish to paint them, when I wish to paint them and these are then taken to each of the galleries or exhibitions I show in.
Each painting I create is of a subject that has called to my artists soul with emotion pouring into each and every brushstroke. The relationship between myself as the creator and the finished piece is vital to my results. My excitement and sheer joy when everything comes together is the evidence of the magic of watercolour . Glowing glorious colours working in vibrant combinations.
This Saturday I am returning to the new gallery with a collection of new cockerels and there are several clients waiting to see them. Tomorrow I am delivering racing scenes to London and in my studio I am working on a painting for a very wonderful celebrity along with a special charity auction piece for an event that will take place in London in May.
My new subjects are under wraps until I share them when the collection is ready.
My life is full and I am a very ecstatic artist at the moment and I think this is what is shining in my paintings lately. My zest and joy of life. I wish everyone could be as happy. That would really make me feel on top of the world because there is no point in having happiness unless others can feel it too.