As the New Year approaches, many of us are reflecting on the one we leave behind. 2020 has been like no other, and although it has been tough, I am grateful for this year.
With challenges comes strength, and with change comes resilience.
The thought of leaving art school and taking the next step of being an artist is one that daunted me enough, let alone doing it during a pandemic. I am proud of what I have achieved, learning more about myself than ever before. I have worked extremely hard throughout, particularly during the first lockdown to finish my degree and graduate. But I have also discovered the importance of taking time to slow down, appreciate what is around me and think about what really matters.
A highlight of my year was being selected for the RSA Annual 2020 and the RSA New Contemporaries 2022 Exhibitions. It has been a childhood ambition of mine to exhibit in the gallery and when I finally see my work in the space itself I will gladly be reminded of the year that got me there.
The final months of 2020 have been spent on my new residency with Leith School of Art, for which I am extremely grateful. I have met some wonderful people and been given the opportunity to learn, teach and discover more about the life of an artist. I am very excited about the next two terms there with whatever new challenges may surface and be overcome.
Wishing you all a brighter, happy and healthy new year.
Thank you for your support.