I have re-resurfaced again...

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I'm one of those sporadic deviants that lives & breathes dA for a few weeks before dropping off the face of the Earth...only to reappear and redisappear (rinse & repeat). But hey, I'm back and that's what counts, right?

My time away from dA has not been idle - here's a run-down of what I've been up to:
  • I started the process of organizing my first solo exhibition at a gallery (Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, Quebec) in October. More info to come.
  • I gave my first ever demo
  • I gave my first ever talk
  • I got accepted into Oil Painters of America
  • I got myself a purpose-built art studio. Previously I was working in my basement, next to the furnace, in amongst the ducts and kids' bikes...  Now I have an actual room complete with diffused full-spectrum lighting, a hanging system, a clean-up area, materials storage and (of course) my hi-fi
  • I spent five days in the stunning Charlevoix region of Quebec, plein-air painting with a bunch of hugely talented artists
  • My work was displayed out-of-province for the first time at the Love Art Fair in Toronto as part of Viva Vida Gallery's booth
  • I got voted in as Vice-President of the Lakeshore Association of Artists (eat your heart out, Frank Underwood)
As you can see it's been a pretty exciting 6 months - and the next 6 are shaping up well, too.  Currently I'm working hard on building a body of work for my solo show. Hopefully come October I'll have 40-50 pieces ready to go.

I plan to stick around for a while on dA this time...I have some work to post and a few more "things" to add to my journal series.  If (when) I disappear again it will probably be for the best reason: making art. Then I'll re-resurface (again).

Watch this space (but don't hold your breath)!
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ClairObscur16's avatar
 Please, don't forget to re-resurface!
citypainter's avatar
Very cool list of accomplishments.  Make sure to post in advance next time you show in Toronto, I'd like to check it out!
maccski's avatar
Oops sorry - I only posted it on Facebook. I'll hopefully be taking part in a show in Etobicoke in July/August. I will definitely send you a message if I get accepted.
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justinsdrawings's avatar
Congratulations on all your artistic growth!
maccski's avatar
Thank you very much!
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