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.
Over the years, 132 of London's finest artists have participated in the tour, some only once, others multiple times. This years tour is proudly preceded by a 20th Anniversary Exhibition at The Art Exchange March 5 to 23 to which all past and current tour artists were invited to submit one piece each. With 60 confirmed participants, it promises to be an exciting look back and tantalizing fast forward for tour alumni and patrons. Beth Stewart has kindly selected one of my works from The Art Exchange inventory to be part of the show, so head on out to the opening to get a glimpse at the amazing talent that has been part of the tour over the last 20 years.
Well it has been a long couple of weeks trying to work through the beginnings of a new body of work. I am loving the stitching into photos I took last summer and can't wait to get back to Ocean City in June to take some more shots of beach goers and tourists. I think this year I will ride the big ferris wheel on the pier to get some aerial shots of people at the fair and may even take some photos from the parking lot side of the condo.
So are these works commercial? Doubt it! Is there room for them to be. Absolutely. I am already thinking of smaller pieces on raw canvas done with a staining technique that will be much more intimate than spansive and focus on a particular diposition rather than a spansive beach of individuals. Do I want to go bigger? Absolutely! Working soft has been fun and will allow for me to get as large as I want with these babies. Hubby Geoff was awesome in helping me set up a perfect hanging system for the work. it is my hope that Magdolene and I can flog this show at other galleries, including public ones. Am I done with landscapes? No, although figures are present, these still remain landscapes in many ways. You must come see the show for anymore questions you may have about the work!