One of my favourite artists is Auguste Rodin. He was well known for being a sculptor, but I really love his drawings, they are full of life and movement.
Many years ago as a student at college I went to visit Varenne in Paris and the Rodin Museum. It is a beautiful old building set in elegant gardens and it houses Rodin’s work both inside and out. I remember having a picnic on the grass with my friend H, and we ate gorgeous French bread, fresh tomatoes and cheese – it was such a simple meal but one which I will always remember because of our surroundings.
I have been looking at my old photographs, which are all in black and white, and I have done a painting based on one of them of “Le Penseur”, ( “The Thinker”).
It was exciting getting the work back from the framers. They are going to go in an exhibition in a couple of weeks.
I am slowly but surely trying to amass a body of work, and maybe, just maybe at some point in the future I might have a solo exhibition. I have been to life drawing again today and I am gradually getting back into it.