It's only January and I feel as though I'm making more progress on my art already. I've rented a small area in a local artist-run studio/gallery (called fittingly "The Studio Gallery") in Grandin Mall in St. Albert. All of the artists renting space work several shifts a week and can paint to their heart's content as it is fairly quiet. I've been more productive in three days there than I've been all fall in my home studio, having completed a large piece (Tears of Red Buffalo), painted two more smaller pieces, and started another large piece (Acid Landscape). I've continued my series of small pieces on a thick canvas, as I like the format so well, and artists really should provide a size range of pieces. I have also started a series of abstract city landscapes.

July was busy with four different venues that I showed at. Some of my older work from 2007 was on display at The Studio Gallery in St. Albert, my larger work was up at the St. Albert Art Walk all of July in the Bookstore on Perron, I had my new works at the Whyte Avenue Art Walk from July 10-13, and I had more small works available at the Sportex during CapitalEx from July 17-26. "Tears of Red Buffalo" was one of the show paintings chosen from the Art Walk to show all August at the Paint Spot Gallery. I sold a few over the summer so that was positive. I'm now preparing for the St Albert Painters Guild October show, and I'll put a few works in the Studio Galleries in December. I'm working a few new pieces, but they are coming slowly and won't be ready for Christmas.