To give you a little background – I only started painting in 2014 after I closed my business and retired. I ran a successful greetings card publishing business for over 23 years designing, selling and publishing greeting cards in many different languages all over the world. During my career I met artists, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers and this fuelled my interest in art.
Links & Layers is a group of eight individuals, all living and working in Norfolk. Formed in 2014, our regular meetings mutually encourage, support and motivate each other’s creative development. Through collaborative practice we learn and enrich our work whilst having fun and laughter together. We are committed to our art and keen to share it with others through exhibitions, dialogue and workshops.
We have all had such different experiences during lockdown. It would be interesting to compare how this has affected our creativity. I don’t know about you, but initially it seemed to suppress my freedom of expression and motivation and I had a real ‘block’. All that extra time and freedom to concentrate on painting and I couldn’t produce anything! Almost in desperation I joined a free online course suggested in Update – Louise Fletcher, ‘Find your Joy’ – and the very simple exercises she suggested bounced me right back to the way I love to work. (More about this course in the next issue of Update.)
NB you need to book online. https://raveninghamsculpturetrail.com
Helen Breach is exhibiting her sculpture ‘Retweet’ among the installations to be found along the trail.
This is the official description of ‘Retweet’;