ART RESIDENCY IN GRANITI SICILY
The final mural in Graniti Sicily – December 2014.
Here is a bit more information about the project and the process:
Before I started painting, I got to know Graniti and even painted the wall where my mural would soon be.
I went on numerous adventures around Graniti before creating a proposal. You could not miss seeing me going out for a run in my neon pink jacket and all the Sicilian dogs barking at me!!! I was most inspired by the views around Graniti with the olive trees, citrus trees, mountains, volcano, sea …. it was stunning. (Photo: Joanne Hastie)
I decided to bring this scenery of the Valle Dell’Alcantara into the city. I created a small proposal painting for the wall and presented it at City Hall in Graniti. (Painting: Acrylic paint on paper)
Then I painted, and Painted, and painted…..
Until it was finished….
At the end of my art residency we had a party to inaugurate the mural. It was so much fun to have a gathering with all the kind people of Graniti that I met over the past month. I even felt confident enough to do my speech in Italian! Thank you again to Graniti for the opportunity to spend time in your beautiful town.