Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Year's Exhibition


Here' s a painting from the members' new year's show at the Art Centre at Royal Naval Dockyard. More silver linings, this time inspired by the islands off Elyham harbour.

Also my art was favourably reviewed in the local paper!!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SCBWI Winter Conference!


So I'm back from a hectic 3 days in New York - first time there, first time to the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) annual Winter Conference... It was all a bit overwhelming, I must admit, but very inspiring. I have much to chew over - I definatly need to get myself a 'proper' website, not just this blog (everyone kept asking for my online portfolio address, and it was quite embarrassing to admit that I didnt have one!). Another this is apparently everyone sends out postcards to publishers, rather than whole packets. This makes sense - they can decide whether they like your work or not in 3 seconds, but its another thing I didn't know .

Am a bit depressed about the quality of my colour work - WOW there were some amazing illusrtatiors out there! Think its time to focus a bit more on my black and white (Its always been my first love). Many people suggested to me that I should look into doign graphic novels for older children, which is also something I havent considered up till now, and I think I would quite enjoy.

So lots to be going on with and lots to do - a new exhibition coming up at the local gallery and I havent started building canvas yet...

New York was VERY cold...glad to be back in the warmth (relatively) of Bermuda, but next time I hope I get to see a bit more of what is an amazing city. I did squeeze in half an hour at the MET though - much to short a time but great regardless.