Monday, 21 December 2015

Photography Exhibition in Cuenca

From December 23 to 31 2015, I will be participating in a photography exhibition in Cuenca (Castile-La Mancha, Spain). 
This solidary exhibition called "Refugiados sin refugios" ('Refugees without refuge') will be in favour of NGO Proactiva Open arms, Spanish volunteers who are at the moment active on Lesbos and Chios (Greece) to save many lives (have a look at their Facebook page in Spanish, English and Greek).

Where? Sala La Carbonera, Calle Las Torres, Cuenca (Spain)
When? Opening: Wednesday December 23, 8.15 p.m.
Mon - Fri: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sat, Sun and holidays: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Looking back over this year...

Looking back over this year, I feel that I advanced a lot by experimenting new things. Through the Belgian organization Kunstwerkt, I took part to the project "One Paper A Day", and because I chose to draw on location where I live, I created figurative works. As the project came to an end after one month and a half and 45 drawings, I could not give up drawing spots and buildings, even if I still prefer to create abstract works, because I feel totally free and "more myself". 
I worked less with acrylic on canvas this year: this summer has been particularly hot, my studio was an oven. On the other hand, I learnt to work with SketchBook Express in order to perfect and colour scanned drawings I first had performed on paper with black Indian ink. The idea came from a translator friend who said to me one day: "Why don't you put at least a little bit of colour in your Andalusian scenes?"
I discovered more of Twitter (I joined in 2014 but I had not been very active), and I learnt to appreciate this medium a lot. While Facebook may be good to communicate with people whom you already know, it a useless (as a page) to get in touch with new fellow artists - and boring. Twitter is definitely better. I got in touch with great people, painters, illustrators, photographers and lifeguards. Yes, lifeguards. 
I still do not know where my way will end, but I know that I will keep moving forward even if I am slower than a snail. Snails are beautiful animals ;-)

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Festive season in Torremolinos

Just some pictures of the festive season in the centre of Torremolinos. So different this year, so colourful, with some interesting food trucks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Setting up the Christmas market

December is there, I suppose most towns in Europe are being decorated, but for the first time, in Torremolinos, we will have a so called Christmas market in the new pedestrian zone (created last Saturday - before, it was just a big street full of cars)! 
As I had to go to the centre this morning, I could observe how stands were set up, plant pots filled with earth, etc. I cannot wait to see the lights turned on next Friday evening, 8 p.m.