I've decided to continue my journal in English!!! Now my London friends (an a few others out there) can read it as well.
I have studied my Master's in Culture Policy and Management at City University in London a few years ago. I also had a temporary art studio in Hackney Downs Studios in East London. This was where I painted the one with man and the bugs. Therefore, I have a special relationship to the city so this weekend my family and I were visiting friends from uni. I promised myself to go back every year to stay in touch. This time was the first for baby H.
I have an academic background within culture, design and art, but only on a theoretical level. For those of you who have asked where my painting skills come from, I can tell you that I am self-taught. Although I sometimes dream of studying art, I have had many other interests. Painting was a hobby and not something I ever imagined to do on a fulltime basis, so uni was the only option for my when I had to chose what to study.
Instead, the perfect solution for me was to paint and illustrate as a side project while studying at university. In this way I could both study theories and paint at the same time. I did take some summer classes in drawing years ago, but I always tell people that drawing is in my blood. I have had my art studio in Copenhagen and in London for more than 4 years now.
Although London is a big, busy, dirty, messy and sometimes merciless city, I still find it beautiful, fascinating and warm. When you are lucky to find these secret places, where you can see the top of the buildings, you can spend hours watching (or drawing) all those little details. Do you know where this rooftop is?!
Photo by Andreas Fog-Petersen my talented husband!
This purpose of this trip was just to visit uni friends and see my old neighboorhood and not work. I hope that next time I will be visiting more galleries and hopefully I'll have an exhibition there. Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to get an update on future exhibitions!