Donald Lawrence is finding out there is a problem with being a successful artist.
It doesn't leave him much time to do new art.
Lawrence, a visual arts instructor at University College of the Cariboo, had an idea in mind for an upcoming show in Vancouver but was having trouble getting anything done.
The first week of this month, for instance, he was in Toronto, a trip made with three purposes connected with the Underwater Pinhole Photography Project.
"I worked on getting it installed in (Gallery 44). There was someone helping but it's always good for you to do the job yourself, to make sure everything is right."
Following the installation, he attended the opening of the exhibit on Jan. 4, a show he says was well-attended, and followed this with a talk on the exhibit, also well-attended.
"There's been very good press coverage of the show. I've even had an offer from New Brunswick to bring the show there."
Lawrence says he hopes to arrange a tour of the Maritimes to avoid having to ship the exhibit back and forth constantly.
Now, he can work on his exhibit for Vancouver's Artropolis, a show which occurs every three years.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to see what other artists from around the province are doing and catch up on new artists."