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Here is the latest edition of Behind the Art
Providing insight into the lives of artists, in their own words.
It can be lonely being an artist and we hope sharing other artists journey will help other artists and creatives.
In this first edition we get some insight from Gavin Mayhew.
Where do you find continued inspiration?
Lately my wife and I have been attending music festivals as my eldest daughter’s partner is in in a brilliant band called Samson Sounds that play at lots of British and international festivals.
I have been photographing and sketching characters and participants that frequent the events with some excellent results. These images have been transferred to paintings and drawings. We have even purchased a campervan to do this.
This has not only helped in my artistic inspiration but has also rejuvinated my life in making me feel like a young hippy again and has helped me produce a series of festival paintings and drawings capturing the excitement and atmosphere of the events. Coooool man.
What do you hope to achieve?
What are your struggles?
I occasionally think I am running out of steam and perseverance to search for exhibition venues as it takes a lot of energy and effort to procure exhibitions of my work, especially as I feel the need for larger and more upmarket venues.
Have you achieved what you want?
How did they achieve your success?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I paint or sculpt in many mediums.
I am also an art tutor and demonstrator and I would like to carry on in being involved in the art world for as long as I am able.
Are you an artist or photographer?
Do you want to showcase your talent, share your passion and sell your work?