I could use your thoughts!

The artworks from my new, as yet untitled, nature collection are slowly making their way into the world.

ICYMI (in case you missed it) This is the collection I was going to unveil at the Raglan Arts Weekend over Easter but there was this slight issue of the country going into lockdown at the time…

Did you see my virtual studio tour? In one of the videos, I introduced this new collection and showed you behind the scenes. I’ll pop the video below. Hit play to see the creative process so far. (And my studio lap warmer who snuck his furry face in too.)

Watch time: 4 minutes. If you enjoyed this video, please help me out and like + comment on YouTube!

So yes, this collection is still a work in progress. And in spite of my winter hibernation tendencies, I’ve been getting into the studio and painting more rock formations, floaty veils, and moody skies. I’m loving it. Which is an evolution for me because I’ve always had trouble connecting with painting landscapes. I didn’t even twig when I was planning the images for the collection, but look at all those mountains and waterfalls and nature that are, well, landscapes! I’m feeling rather proud of myself.

I could use your help… 

I’m at the part of the process where I’m writing words about the new collection. Part of putting art out into the world is being able to describe it so that viewers can understand it better. And when I’m gathering what I’m going to talk about, getting feedback from people who aren’t so close to my creative process is so helpful.

Can you help me? I’ve gathered a few questions in this handy form right here. If you have a few moments to give your thoughts, any feedback at all is much appreciated. Your answers can be totally anonymous (unless, of course, you’d like to leave your details so I can send you a personal thank you.)

Thank you so much!

Want to see these artworks in real life?

… sweeping over the hills and into the sky is currently hanging in the Raglan Arts Weekend preview exhibition at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre. Pop in Monday–Friday 10 am–2 pm to see art from all the Arts Weekend artists.

"… sweeping over the hills and into the sky" - a fine art print by Ailene Cuthbertson. Hanging at the Raglan Arts Weekend preview exhibition at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.
© 2020, Ailene Cuthbertson, … sweeping over the hills and into the sky. Digital fine art print on archival paper, 89 cm x 42 cm. Hanging at the Raglan Arts Weekend Preview Exhibition.

And … emerging from the rocks and rising up to join the breeze and … splashing and laughing over the edge are currently gracing the window at Imageland in Frankton – the very place they’re printed and framed. Visit 55 Lake Road to see them, as well as artworks by members of our Raglan Art collective. Imageland is open Monday–Friday 8:30 am–5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am–3 pm.

"… splashing and laughing over the edge" and "… emerging from the rocks and rising up to join the breeze". Fine art prints by Ailene Cuthbertson hanging in the window at Imageland in Frankton.
… emerging from the rocks and rising up to join the breeze (top) and … splashing and laughing over the edge (bottom) hanging in the window at Imageland, Hamilton, alongside artworks by our Raglan Art collective.

xo

Ailene