Updated: Mar 11, 2020
You can tell from my profile that I have been working on a collection called 'Blossom' for the past 6 months now, and boy it's been amazing. I'm experimenting with different mediums, tools and materials, to ultimately curate my own little exhibition... cute!. I guess that's the fun part. The process. To every single artists out there, hear this ' Enjoy the process'. That's what us artists have been out on this planet for. We're creators and designers of our own reality. I'm a huge believer in spirituality, and i believe that having a creative outlet is the best thing you could do for your soul. It's an expression of you in the physical realm. Have fun with your art, celebrate it. With experience, comes skill and with better skills, comes more expressive art. And that's what I have learnt in the last year. Don't judge yourself because you're an amateur, because you are very early on in your art journey. That's what people are afraid of, what puts people off from pursuing that career. As a perfectionist, i always wanted to get my paintings right first time. But now when that happens, I know something is off balance. I like my paintings to teach me a lesson.
I took a leap, and I don't intend to look back.
Exploring the Blossom collection has taught me so many things that I wouldn't have learnt if I had not pursued this career. I love developing my style, playing with colours and experimenting like crazy. My collection initiated with a focus on watercolours. Slowly I derailed towards the acrylic medium. Collectively my pieces tell as story, not of nature, but rather an artist who is going with the flow and listening to those creative intuitions. Blossom is about the decay of beauty in nature over the autumnal period. It's got a whole new meaning now - a story of an artist blossoming at the right time of his life. I've now exhibited at at Cassart in Kingston, and selling art in markets across London. I didn't even imagine that would be possible a year ago!