I think we are all looking forward to a better year in 2021. I thought I would let you know about some of the plans I have for 2021.
Just before Christmas I added in some original work for sale on to my website. I will be expanding this collection throughout next year as I continue to paint. I did plan to exhibit work in 2020 and 2021 but both exhibitions have been cancelled although I will be exhibiting some work in the summer in a mixed exhibition at Grooves in Kirkwall but I think the best overall option is to sell on line through my website, so watch out for new originals in 2021!
I have been enjoying painting with acrylics and collage this year using sea birds as my theme and I will continue to develop this medium. During lockdown I purchased a fancy new camera with a large lense and I spent quite a bit of time taking photos of birds such as gannets and puffins so I have been incorporating these images into my new work.
Thankyou to all of you who have bought my calendar this year. Corona virus and the closure of my sisters shop, Judith Glue (who sells the calendar) delayed the printing and when they were printed, it was later in the year and in a smaller quantity. Having said that we have sold out this year mainly through sales on line so thankyou for that! Next years calendar hopefully will be back to normal and will be printed in May ready for the summer when I hope many of you can visit! They will also be available on line through my and Judith's websites.
You will also have noticed that I have added on new card designs for sale. As the year goes on I will be adding or changing designs as new cards are printed.
I have a couple of new projects that I am going to work on in the new year. One of them is an artists book of my own work. This will be only available exclusively through janeglue.com. I plan to do a signed limited edition in a square format, size 12X12in, with mainly pictures rather than text.
I also want to add a couple of collections of work on to my site. The first will be a range of signed limited edition canvases, quite large, size 24X18in. These will be produced locally at Orkney Media and mailed direct to the customer from my studio. Each design of canvas will be enhanced individually with coloured ink and gold or silver leaf so they will all be different. At the moment I am thinking about an edition of 25.
I mentioned earlier that I had bought a new camera! Out of all the hundreds of photographs that I have taken already, there are a few that I think would be really nice printed on to canvas. I am thinking about a square format deep canvas, maybe 12X12in. They will be signed and numbered probably in an edition of 50.
I really want to thank everyone for supporting my website which was launched during the pandemic. This was not intentional as I had started building the site before lockdown in January. As it happened lots of businesses went on line, including mine so it really was a good decision. The idea was to celebrate 35yrs of artwork and also make the artwork for sale in print form. All my prints on paper are printed by a professional printing company, The Print Space in London. They do a high quality print on demand service and mail direct to the customer, this has enabled me to offer a wide selection of print designs without holding a huge amount of stock. As 2020 went on, I arranged for them to also provide framed prints and although there is just a selection of images available as framed, I can add in any design from the site if a customer wished to buy one. Initially I ordered a framed print for myself and I am very impressed by the quality of the framing as I am with the unframed prints.
Lastly for those of you who follow my facebook page, Janegluegallery, I have a new page that you might like to follow also. It is called Where's your Glue? The page is aimed towards those of you who have bought/collected my work throughout my career. The idea is for you to post photos ( just a phone photo is fine) of your paintings, prints, coasters, mugs,etc that you have bought in the past. Pop over and have a look! I would love to see them! I am also on pin intrest, twitter and instagram under Janeglue.
Hope you all have a happy new year and a better 2021! Jane