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Adventures in The Art Studio? What's exciting in July?


Bateau Bay, Kadira Jennings, oilsoncanvas, seascapes, seascape, rocks, ocean, sand, reflections
Bateau Bay - Kadira Jennings

Welcome to my art studio in July. Hiccup number 1! - my web platform crashed on the weekend and I'm now way behind on my posting schedule as I couldn't get back in to the back end until today! We are deep in the middle of winter here and it is a rather chilly 2 degrees Celsius. It has been a fairly eventful month so far, and promises to become more so as the days go by. Join me as I share the busy journey of preparing for an exhibition, starting a marketing course, and putting the final touches on my latest works of art.


Preparing for the Exhibition:

One of the most significant events in my art studio for the last couple of months actually, has been the preparation for an upcoming exhibition. The exhibition is set to take place from August 11-16 at the Coast's all important - Community Gallery, part of the Gosford Regional Gallery's complex. A group show with ten artists, it promises to showcase a diverse range of artistic expressions. The process of selecting and curating the artworks is both challenging and fulfilling. Each piece will be chosen to create a cohesive narrative that reflects the best of all the works.


Watercolour ,Anne-Maree Turner,groupshow,
Watercolour by Anne-Maree Turner

From organizing and framing the artwork to planning the exhibition layout, every detail, of which there are many, demands meticulous attention. Collaborating with my fellow artists adds an element of camaraderie and shared excitement. Our planning sessions take place on Zoom as we are scattered all over the Central Coast.


Finishing New Work:

Amidst the flurry of exhibition preparations and competition entries, I found solace in my art studio, where I poured my heart and soul into creating new works. This month, I am dedicating many hours to completing a series of paintings inspired by nature's beauty on the Central Coast. This is a collection of small seascapes of the areas better and lesser known beaches. I will also be releasing a selection of fine art prints of these works.


Working on the new pieces allows me to experiment with different techniques, explore a new and vibrant color palette, and express my emotions on the canvas.


A Marketing Course:

As I take on yet another course, the workload increases and where to find time for it all, I ask myself? It is however, a great opportunity to increase my art sales and get my work in front of more eyeballs, so I am embracing it wholeheartedly. I will be sending out a survey a bit later this month to assess which collection of works are more popular. It would be a great favour to me if you wouldn't mind responding. Thanks.


In the realm of art, every moment is an opportunity for growth and self-discovery, something I have to remind myself and my students. My art studio continues to be a sanctuary where dreams take shape, and creativity knows no bounds. With each stroke of the brush, I'm reminded that the journey is just as important as the destination, and I eagerly await the adventures that lie ahead.


Penny Howard, Thread Bowl, sculpture, 3D art
Thread Bowl - Penny Howard

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