I'm now back in Melbourne. I had such a great time in LA, just hanging around, going to shows and getting a feel for the art scene over there. The highlight was definitely seeing my work up on gallery walls in person for the first time. Also seeing the new LeBasse Projects gallery - it's such a great space.
Thanks to Beau, Kim and Christine for putting the show together, putting up with my hanging around the gallery (and drinking all the coke from the fridge...if you're wondering where it all went :) and driving me around to see some sights. And thanks to Yoskay and Nate for letting me stay with them.
If you are in LA and haven't seen the show, it's on at LeBasse Projects or you can view it online (although it looks better in person). I took a few photos before the show opened:
I was showing in the project room, so to give some context here's a photo of the main gallery where Yoskays show being hung. I wish I had taken the photo when the show was up, rather than when it was on the floor and everything was a mess, but oh well:
I took the bus around LA and did some sight seeing on my own - here is Santa Monica Pier:
The Beautiful gardens at the Getty Center:
And my favourite painting at the Getty, a still life by Jan van Huysum. The details are amazing, with the fruit overly ripe and covered in insects:
I can't wait to start painting again, but for the next few days I'm organising and cleaning my flat so that I don't get dust in the oil paint.