What extra-curricular do you do to fuel your passion? They say inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places and I've been absorbing myself in some of the London gallery greats of late. Large scale Picasso's, Bacon's and Saville's aren't quite the wordy embroidery I like to indulge in but they're definitely making me want to pick up a paintbrush again. I did a lot of painting back in school around ten years ago, particularly portraiture, and I always found sweeping paint across the page in thick brushstrokes to be incredibly therapeutic. What do you guys reckon to me adding some mixed media portraits to my shop? I'm thinking a paint base with stitching on top...
Anyhoo, don't think you need to stay in your field in order to feel galvanised. I draw great inspiration from the emotions and tumults of music, colour palettes of TV and film, and the way lines meet and intertwine in classic architecture. And don't get me started on the amount of knowledge and inspo I gain from the multiple books I manage to get through each week, if you watch my stories you'll know what I mean! What are some of the less obvious activities and hobbies you surround yourself with in order to get the creative juices flowing?
This image is taken from first from 'Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame and Tradegy', on until 9th Sept at @tate Modern. .
The second and third are Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville from 'All Too Human - Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life', on until 27th Aug at the Tate Britain. - 5 hours ago