Status update – Dec 2021

It’s been forever since I posted on the blog. It just seems a waste of time and effort as most people who follow my work are on Instagram or on Facebook. Yes…. some are still on Facebook. This is just to pop in and say hi! And to come clean that I have and will be back posting all the posts you see from Feb 2021. Not cheating here but just keeping a record of all that has happened this year. I almost shut down the blog and then thought better of it. It is still a record of all that I have achieved since 2008. Well, most of it. 🙂
I am hoping to concentrate still further on portraits. The last few years have almost exclusively been working with acrylics. I think I need to spend some time with oil paints. I need to get out of my comfort zone 🙂

These past few months have also made me re-evaluate my life a little. My son is now in college and my daughter is in the 9th grade which means I have more time to devote to my craft. And I better get it right because a couple more years and empty nest syndrome is going to hit me hard if I don’t watch it.

I have also been undergoing some pretty intense physiotherapy sessions for a bad back. I have cervical and lumbar spondylitis, cervical lordosis and a bunch of osteophytes growing along my spine. Combine all that with what I do for a living – painting and its fairly restricted stationary posture and it is a recipe for disaster! But that too is something I am working on to get back into my control.

So bear with me as I slowly get my life and health back in order…


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