Thursday, 31 May 2012

After BareFoot ArtHouse May 2012

It's all over far too quickly and I'm gradually taking down the work and wrapping up all the sold pieces ready for collection, and storing the others ready for another show.  It has been great engaging with so many people about my work, and seeing so much of it up on the walls for a month. Huge thank yous to all who came to see, who left me comments, sat with me and made me tea, and those who smiled and loved the bath, - and thank you all for taking off your shoes and walking barefoot. Thank you.

Now I want to find ways of getting the work seen outside of BareFoot ArtHouse, in Brighton and beyond. 

I'm also eager to get back into the studio to finish off the Unit 4 commission over the next week, then start a new body of work.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Cornwall connections

This weekend was busier than ever, as the Open Houses gather momentum. Still no photos to post here, but next weekend I have a photographer helping me, so I'm hopeful that some snaps will appear here soon.  On Sunday a young girl, of around 10 years old, commented that the paintings in the browser reminded her of Cornwall. She was looking at a series I made inspired by St Ives.  I'm thrilled the essence comes across to all ages!
Tidal Gouach on paper

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Midway into Artists Open Houses Festival

I'm half way through my first AOH (artists open house, brighton) and all is well.  Actually all is very well. There have been some lovely visitors, genuinely interested in the work, and some very nice compliments. I was genuinely concerned that I would find it all a bit too much, having the public trampling through the house each weekend, but actually, the reality is fine. People have been very respectful of taking their shoes off - this is the BareFoot ArtHouse, and just opening for the afternoons has been very managable. If you're considering opening your own place, I'd recommend going for it! 

After St Ives Gouache on paper. 2010. Sold

AOH website