Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Once upon a time

Once upon a time I started an Art Blog; it seemed the thing to do and it was going quite well. Then time passes, things happen, other things get forgotten and here we are, well over a year since last posting, kick-starting "A Starry Night Again".
In the little over three years since the inception of Fire Monkey Arts, my work has improved in quantity and quality of output and I make regular, if not massively lucrative, sales. Working as part of a collective is excellent discipline, both in terms of working regularly in a supportive environment, and also as a result of the inevitable extra exposure working in a public studio affords the artist.
It's been an interesting journey with the Fire Monkeys; at the start we were over-subscribed so to speak, had little real direction or idea of what we were about other than a mechanism for local artists to get together to access the Hotwalls Studios we could otherwise not afford. Too many members and too much diversity of product meant clashes were inevitable and, although mostly polite, these disagreements hampered any real progress as a collective. It was only when the circumstance of declining membership forced a dramatic rethink that the Collective finally got its shit together and 2018 has been a year of tremendous growth artistically and in wider exposure.
Anyway, if you want to see more of my work please follow any of the links below. If you want to know what I think about arty things, I'll try and keep this blog up to date 😕

Instagram: @ric_paints
Tumblr: @dashedontherocks
Facebook: @RicRobinsonArtist

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