My studio in Spain.
In 2005 I was awarded a 4 week arts residency in Barcelona Spain.This would be my first time overseas. Even though the award consisted of free accomadation , studio and all meals I really didnt think I had a chance of going as I still had to find money for airfares,living expenses etc.
Luck was with me,I sold a few paintings at the next exhibition,raffled off another one, sold stuff on ebay and thanks to the kindness of a couple of dear family members I raised enough to go.
Not only to Spain, but England and other countries in Europe.
I had the best time of my life and came home to oz not only with 50 new paintings I created , but with a heap of new art friends.
We still all keep in contact often and had a cross/cultural exhibition together, in USA last year. We intend to continue doing this and will include one in Melbourne in the future