Art can uplift you. I hope that you are keeping creative and occupied with cultural activities, because at these difficult times, we need this as a therapy, to pass away the time, to forget ourselves in isolation, to keep focused with positive ways of passing the time fruitfully. From my studio confined but positive, I am working away, catching up with all those paintings that I was unable to finish embroidering. I am also starting on with new works, as the ideas are flowing so well because our garden in spring is glorious. The blooms are plentiful and perfect subjects for paintings. At the moment, I am working on huge piece of "Japanese quince flowers", on a gold background. It will keep me busy for a long while. I will post the finished piece ,promise.
With the prospect of postponed art fairs, exhibitions, the closing of galleries and openings, I am more than aware of the role artists need to play now: to inspire, uplift and delight at a distance. Art is defiant against loneliness and more people will be in contact by social media, the internet, radio or TV, mobile phone or any other messaging devices. Whether by online platforms, digital communication will be the prime way to relay our stories and mission. With this unprecedented situation, we are faced with close downs, self isolation and complete lock down. Art is a way to pass on good vibes, its a way to help us appreciate what we have: the birds are still singing, the flowers are still blooming and our animals are calming our spirits. This crisis is changing the way we are going to live in the future, it is helping us to reflect on our actions. Our environment will be cleaner and nature will take its course, without human intervention. I am privileged and happy, as an artist to feed your souls with art, inspired by landscape, nature and voyages to brighten your day and to see you through the monotony. Take care and stay safe at home. We will get over this together.
I have the honour to announce, as from now, my application to become a member of Foundation Taylor has been accepted by the Committee. For more information on its activities, visit their website : www.taylor.fr