Just sharing a peek at my exhibition in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is about my journey to St Petersburg, which began with my quest to enrich my artistic soul. My new kiln arrives this week, so I'll share a little bit of my porcelain artworks in a few weeks. And be sure that I'll share more about the exhibition, with full pictures in a few months time, once the exhibition has started.
To put all of the artworks for this exhibition into context for you, here is an excerpt from the publicity information I've written about my artwork.
........My journey revealed more than heart and soul. It encapsulated an element of connectedness to the art of history, to time and place, to people past and present, to music and feelings, and as a result, to a greater sense of enlightenment....
Overview of Art works:
The artworks I have created since my first journey to St Petersburg are acrylic paintings on canvas and contemporary designs on porcelain. The canvas paintings are reflective of my experiences in St Petersburg and the interwoven threads and connections of my passion for this city.
I believe the journey of the artistic soul is a life long experience and St Petersburg is hopefully one of many in my growth and evolution as an artist. A place which was initially of just imagination and dreams, which finally became a reality, so my art could reflect my personal expression and interpretation of my immersion into the heart and soul of a city.
I'm sharing two paintings, but these paintings are not finished, and the photo quality is not good because I've used my i-phone....but they are a peek! When all of the artworks are completed, I will share high resolution photos.
Here is a close up of the bottom corner...these colours a little more accurate..but the bottom corner is painted with gold, and many of the highlights throughout the painting are in gold blends also, but again it is difficult to capture with i-phone.
My delivery of porcelain supplies arrived this week! Lustres, burnishing gold and texture reliefs.....all ready to start my plates which will be in contemporary designs to reflect the historical essence of Catherine Palace and St Petersburg.