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Hemmingway App and Artist’s Statement

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I’ve just discovered a new website ‘Hemmingway app’.  Basically you can write or edit in there and it will guide you on the readability of your blog.  So I tried my artist’s statement and managed to get an 8 and ‘Good’.  Hoping to improve.  Anyway, here is my artist’s statement.  As always you can find more at www.larainbriggs.com.   The new painting you can win next month is pictured here, just sign up to the newsletter.

Artist Statement

Diversity in style and experimentation in media are essential to my creativity.

Despite describing myself as a painter, I work in mixed media to portray various styles and genres. I studied at Camberwell Art College Goldsmiths College, University of London and various other colleges. I have studied art therapy, psychology, fine art and computer aided visualisation. I enjoy the challenge posed by stretching my multi-disciplinary skills. I am inspired by my own psyche and investigating the unconscious through my art. I would also like to investigate consciousness and metaphysics. I have an interest in quantum mechanics and its relationship to this. I am particularly interested in psychologist Carl Jung, his writings, thoughts and philosophies. There is never enough time to study all the subjects I wish and create as well but it keeps me energised trying, and I’m never short of ideas.

Often, archetypal images have appeared in m​y work and fantasy is a style I enjoy. My work intends to tap into the psyche and resonate with the unconscious mind of the viewer. My interests change often. I remain consistent in my belief that the unconscious resonating with that of the viewer is universal. My aim is to express my emotions and to try and share my psyche with others. Recently I have been enjoying abstract art and mixed media. Previous to that I was studying colour theory. I study often and try to apply what I have learnt to new work, when appropriate. I would say I am an intuitive painter and prefer to discover my work rather than plan it. I trust in synchronicity and make the most of serendipity. I enjoy conceptual art but find it challenging. I have no rules or set routine for my work. I change it as often as possible and challenge myself. Having said that, at present I am painting a portrait in an impressionist style. I like to make sure that my drawing and technical abilities are well practiced. My aim is to create work that I feel somehow depicts the spiritual world in a visual way. My way of trying to achieve this is by approaching art from every direction that I can. It’s fulfilling and most of the time great fun, even when it’s a bit of a struggle. My art expresses all that I cannot express in any other way. If I achieved my aim then I believe it would be enlightening and uplifting for myself and others.


In a Muddle again!

As usual I’m getting confused.  I blame the medication but in truth I think it’s my personality, I’m just in denial about it.  I’m struggling to find my way around WordPress.  I’m hoping I’ll get there soon but I’m tearing my hair out in the meantime.  Surely it can’t be that difficult, doh!  For someone who studied on a BSc for computer aided visualisation I sure do have a difficult time on computers.  At least I know my way around Photoshop but that’s little help here.  Luckily, I find my scatty personality funny, as do people around me.  I must say though, funny is not the word that comes to mind when I’m trying to read what I previously wrote on here and reply to comments that were made.  It all seems so interesting and I can’t get in.  Like a child looking in the window of a sweetie shop, where everyone is having a great time and I can’t even get through the door. Ha! I’ll shall have to paint that, it seems like a good analogy for quite a few situations in life.  

Anyway, never mind all that, I’m here about my art.  I’ve got all the equipment for encaustic painting now.  I did an abstract piece this morning that I’m quite pleased with but I need to work on the technique. I have four pieces to produce for an exhibition in the summer and an exhibition I am in next month. I am at present exhibiting until the end of this month and so I’m pretty well booked.  I want to work on marketing my work online but I’m going to find it difficult to find time.  I’ll give it a good try anyway.

If anyone can give me someImage tips on how to use WordPress effectively, I’d really appreciate it.  Do I need to build a website for instance?  I already have quite a few! 


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