Artwise things are going really well. I have work with various galleries around Melbourne, including Manyung, Tusk and Artboy. My work will be in Art Pharmacy in Sydney soon and there are often things that I get to participate in. People like my work a lot and that is what is most important.
I did have one really bad experience at 1 Spring street. It's a gallery space run by a lady called Elle Brooker. I was even on the brink of taking legal action against her for trying so hard to humiliate me. I never thought that people could be like this. You sometimes see people behave like that in soap operas but not in real life. Now I know of tens of people who would have severely warned to to stay away from her, but I did not know that. Lesson learned. Get things in writing, make sure that there is at least some sort of agreement in place before exhibiting, even if it's just a few sentences. Oh and make sure that the gallery space will actually be open to the public after opening night... no kidding. Sounds absurd? This is a strange world and anything is possible...
So moving on. I'm planning a big year for 2015. Have put in a number of proposals for exhibitions around town so hopefully something will come through. I have a lot of new stock at the moment so would love to share it with everyone.
Need to get my studio constructed at the back of the house. Due to a minor back injury, I haven't been able to get it started. Our house is pretty full of artworks everywhere at the moment. Luckily my wife is very understanding.
I thank God for my talents and give glory to Him. I sometimes feel almost ashamed of my religious convictions in Australia. Most people are so anti-religion. People would be applauded for saying that they are Gay, but condemned for saying that you believe in God... In the art industry, telling people that you are a Christian is pretty much a no-no, and I just don't know if I should just try to conceal it in order to have friends... It's not easy.
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