To work on your own does give highs and lows. But the ultimate is that all decisions are my own - whether that's to do with my pieces of work, making sure I timetable things properly or getting the paperwork done. Lists become your best friend! But there is only one person to blame, or cheer at the end of the day.
I've had a few small solo shows of my own, locally in Essex, from shows in a small gallery setting, to showing work in a hospice and a six month display in a hospital.
I am also now quite a regular participant in Art Trails, since my first in 2008.
I have been joining in with the Burnham-on-Crouch Art Trail for 7 years. (the Trail celebrated its 10th year in 2014).
I've also been part of the Rochford Art Trail since its formation in 2009 - to date participating in every one.
For the first time, in 2016 I participated in the Hadleigh Art Trail
There are others which I have joined in with, as a Member of a group.
A new adventure for 2015 - my first ever Artists Book Fair. Having made books for many many years, predominantly finding my challenge in the variety of construction. Please visit the host's website
Its my intention to continue with my solo applications, judging each by its merits, what I can do in a given timeframe and whether it fits in the diary with other projects - because working by yourself is indeed a different aspect of being an artist, to that of working within a group setting.