Thank you for visiting to take a look at my latest work. It really does mean a lot to me. I don't think there is anyone out there who won't agree that the last 6 months have been pretty strange. In March of this year I had 3 shows booked for 2020. I had never been that organised at the beginning of a year and look where that got me haha.
I created 14 paintings for a joint show with artist Gina Fishman to be held at The Paisley Street Gallery in Orange, NSW in March. I finished, framed, packed and shipped all of them to Orange only to find out that week that we were going into lockdown and that all shows would be cancelled. Contractually the paintings had to stay in Orange, with the gallery, even though it wouldn't open its doors. 8 weeks later I had to arrange for all the paintings to be shipped back to me in Melbourne. To say that I had no hope of selling those paintings in March was an understatement. Little did I imagine that by last week I would l have sold every one of of those 14 paintings, plus others! I am truly blown away by the wonderful support of all the art buyers out there. It means so much to me the new owners tell me how they have brightened their homes.
During this time I have counted myself so lucky to have a studio at home. This has been a true salvation and sanctuary. Somewhere that I can still escape to, even when we can't go far from home. I do have to admit that it hasn't been all smooth sailing. Somedays the notion of painting at all have seemed pretty pointless. I have definitely questioned whether it was even right to carry on with my art business, but I have kept painting, even if it is only for my own sanity.
Art in the time of lockdown - New Work
I am so pleased to be able to share with you this new work. Yes it is varied, but then so is life, haven't we found. I would love to say there is a common theme to this work, but truthfully they do just represent the challenges and feelings that I have worked through over the last 6 months. The sanctuary of home and the importance of family and friends that we miss. These paintings were supposed to be heading to this year's Affordable Art Fair at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, but that's the way things go right now. Hopefully these paintings will still find their way to their forever homes. I do believe they will x
Some of these are currently available in my website shop and some are on their way to Watershed Gallery in NSW and will be listed on my website later this week. If you have any questions at all please do feel free to send me an email. As always I am happy to arrange shipping to wherever you call home x
Paintings available at Amanda Ketterer Art