New Year New Shed
What an interesting year 2018 has been.
The year began with still so much grief for my dad, and sadness, but through the passage of the year there has been much acceptance of that loss and of other losses, and a moving on with life.
In 2018 I applied for a residency at Oriel y Parc in St Davids, and have secured a 3 week residency in September 2019. I am very excited about this opportunity.
I have continued my painting practise throughout 2018, moving between motifs, bringing back the Fox, the Trees, the Seal, the Boat and also continuing with the Lookout. I have continued to sell work with New Blood Art and have also been invited to join the Singulart online gallery
https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/michaela-hollyfield-2995 If you could click ‘follow’ on this platform I would be most appreciative!
Towards the end of Autumn the Pembrokeshire rains caused a few problems with my shed, so decisive action has been taken. The shed now has insulation and a freshly painted floor!
This means that new work can commence in January 2019, once I have prepared my canvases. I am very excited about this as have not actually painted for a couple of months now. My painting practise is an essential part of my life and so not painting for this long has been frustrating for me.
I am looking forward to a warmer and less damp studio space. Clearing the space was also something of a mission, but now it feels like an organised and more weather proof space to make work.
I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone the best for this New Year.
As I continue to work in the family business, and parent my children, I feel proud that I can maintain my painting practise alongside my other life responsibilities. I feel that I am still following my chosen path in life and this gives me a sense of real achievement
I am looking forward to exploring new territory this year, 2019, and a warmer workspace!