The age old question that sends such a fear and an indescribable guilt through my veins as I ask myself where I see things going in the few years - How is the Art coming along?! This question will forever make me feel like I need to get some new work done quick! So in one sense I hate when people ask me but without that fear maybe I wouldn’t try harder to get things done!
Studying painting was something I wanted to do from such a young age, it is essentially a hobby as I enjoy the process and everything about it which is a key factor in choosing any kind of hobby and the point of a hobby I suppose, but it is also my chosen career path even if it is playing slightly more on the side lines for the moment.
How is the art coming along... to honestly answer this question takes a bit of time and it has its good days and has its bad. When you can give yourself a designated amount of time to do something you will always be able to get better results. When you are trying to fit in your passion to minimal time in the evenings and weekends then you find your results a little on the demotivating side. I moved home to Ireland after being away for a few years with the intention of this move was to spend more time doing things that would get me closer to living the life I want and a better chance to spend time on the things I am most passionate about, which most certainly is Painting and being creative. To an extent this has very much been the case since I have moved home and I have definitely taken most of 2017 deciding on what it is I want to do (I am still deciding on some things!).
If I was to look at my Artistic life a year ago then I would have to say that I am in a much better position and things are coming together in a variety of different ways. Even when I look at some of the project ideas I have been working on recently, I can see that the way I am handling my approach is now different to a year ago.
So the Art is always coming along and as long as I am working on something no matter what the medium then I am happy to keep trying to answer this question to anyone that asks!