Welcome to Jill Price Studios blog where I share my process and progress as well as insight into other great work by artists and how to make it in the contemporary art world. Check out my work on line at www.jillpricestudios.ca or if you want to see my work in person, come visit me at my new home studio in Barrie, Ontario.
I don't know if everyone else has been feeling the economic downturn as I have, but sales over the last year have been far and few between. This has left me with a studio full of work and no motivation to make new work for upcoming shows. My studio time lately has been more about cleaning and organizing the space as well as tinkering around with scraps of canvas and paper. I have also been donating work all over the place to just get rid of stuff I don't want around anymore. The fundraising exhibitions for STOP the Mega Quarry just received four of my works this week in hopes that they can make some money off of me clearing out some of my inventory! Luckily, with only one day to go, two of my PROCESS-ED works sold at Marlow Gallery. Suzanne Santin noted my lack of excitement over the phone. I said "To be honest Suzanne, I am more relieved than excited". I remember the good old days when I would sell nearly half of my show. What is exciting is that I don't know these new collectors of my work on any level and so I am beginning to build my Barrie connections slowly but surely. On another positive note, I will be showing up at Woodside Gallery in Craighurst during the Images Studio Tour this year. I am looking forward to heading up there to check out the space and tour the area searching for inspiring rural imagery.