Abstract art in Melbourne is a flourishing community of very talented artists and crafts people. I will often promote other artists works as I believe that everyone has their own tribe of possible followers and investors. One persons artworks may appeal more to an investor than another persons art. I create art not to compete but to express something that is part of who I am. Sounds deep or perhaps shallow.
Growing up in Melbourne, I recall my father being on the orgianising committees for community art exhibitions. This gave me an opportunity to see a wide variety of art at an impressionable age. This was before Instagram of course.
Over the last 10 years my wife and fellow artist have exhibited our originals and art prints all around Australia. We’ve attended hundreds of markets and several trade fairs. We have enjoyed this and continue to do this as a way of keeping in touch with many of the friends we have made along the way.
But being local doesn’t mean too much any more really in a connected world. It is not uncommon to see paintings by artists from around the world in different gift shops.
I’m a Melbourne boy through and through and have lived here my entire life. The funny thing about being local is that there are pockets of Melbourne where I am quite well known as my work is featured in many shop windows. Then there are other towns and suburbs where people would not have a clue about me or the art I do. But putting the work out there means that I am connected to this thriving and creative melting pot.
I’m proudly Australian and proudly from Melbourne. A Melbournian. But that doesn’t mean that I do not want to hear from you where ever you may live on this big tennis ball in the sky. Reach out. I’d love to hear from you to know if anyone is out there.