Tomorrow, Sunday 24 April 2016 is the last day of WILD at Cowra Regional Art Gallery. I then say goodbye to those works that have found new homes and bring back the others. Just today I heard that another work has sold, so thank you very much to whomever has purchased this latest one as well as thank you to everyone else who bought the other works. It is always a great surprise to sell a work. I wonder where it will be headed. To put something out into the world and to have people respond to it gives an amazing feeling. As many of my works are based partially on my domestic life with my children referenced, I have been asked ‘is it hard to part with these works’? I am attached to some and have kept a number of these works. I have given my children works that they want too. Once I finish a work which references them, I always ask them what they think and how they feel about the work potentially being shown and or sold. With their response I have either given them the work or put it out there. I feel that, to have a work out in the world that references my children is positive. I don’t think one necessarily has to keep or own something to retain feelings of it’s value. I think it is possible to carry that within you. And then I wonder about how these paintings will live on, after we are all gone. Could someone of a future generation value these works and the stories that they tell?
Thanks all for your support. If you missed seeing these works, you can view some of the images of them on my gallery website page: