Coming to the end of the year on a cheerful note, with the very welcome sale of one of my bigger artworks, via the gallery where it was exhibited for some time - and I'm very grateful for their promotional help. Since it's a Christmas gift for somebody, I can say no more about it - and of course it isn't this image - this is one that I used as a Christmas card a few years ago. I've got plenty of plans for publicity and promotion in 2015, and - health permitting - I also plan to do occasional craft fairs and shows especially throughout the spring and summer, although I always have to pace myself and take my wife along to do the fetching and carrying from car to stand - it takes me all my time to get myself there.
I've just updated my listing on the excellent new Scotland's Artists website and am looking forward to the Open Studios event in the spring and already starting to plan for that too. Meanwhile, I'm also planning to start a major new painting over the Christmas period and have a really interesting (and very place specific) idea in mind - something on a subject I know well. But much more about that in January 2015.
We'll be blogging from time to time about Alan's work, what he's working on and what's for sale. Watch this space for news of forthcoming exhibitions too!