I first want to wish everyone All the Best Wishes for 2018!
For me, 2017 has been quite an interesting adventure with some new works from Bermuda and also done quite a few new ones in UK which includes doing quite a lot with Hull for its nominated City of Culture from starting a Hull project of my own which I intend to hopefully discover more of the city on one of my doorsteps. One of my very successful works which was taken only months before Hull's City of Culture had started has been used successfully to help with this wonderful event (click here to see the image used opens in new window). I had also given a special workshop talk for the HIP gallery and Hull City of Culture that I am so privileged to have been a part of (click here to see the Programme - opens in separate window) and for those who wanted to see my short talk that I had given as it was a part talk part in the field workshop, here is the live video broadcast of the the workshop which was called "Beyond the Landscape".
It has also been a really nice first for me in 2017 as for the first time I have finally had my own Solo Exhibition called "Ruralban Life" at The Steel Rooms, Brigg UK! The exhibition looked at a collections of works that I have composed over the last 10 years of a mixture of rural scenes and urban scenes and the progression of my own evolution. It was a really good learning experience and it finally gave me the chance to show my work to the local people who have not been aware of my work and with how far it has reached globally. I even had a special tv interview about my work which was a wonderful surprise. The response to the exhibition had been brilliant. Many people have wished the exhibition was on for two months and not three weeks which it had been on for. You can see the interview below which also features one of the Steel Rooms Representatives Emma. You can see the details of the exhibition here (opens in a new window).
At the end of 2017, I was informed that some works I had created a while ago has been wonderfully used for some work in France! It was a great little surprise and has set off on what it looks like 2018 is going to be...
The continuation of a project I had started last year known as "The Batquaman Project", which follows a swimmer with a unique personality that reminds me of myself. All will be unveiled over the coming months as the work starts to come together but has certainly attracted local interest at various shooting locations so I can certainly see more to come as this work evolves which I shall indeed to some posts about the development of this exciting project amongst others that are also on the go!
That is all for this post! I'm looking forward to what is coming with 2018 as apart from the above project, but there are brand new works to create and come over this year. Have fun and see you in the next post!