My apologies it’s been a little while since I’ve written anything for this blog but as I am sure you know I am never short on words, so get comfortable and read on.
It’s been a busy month or so, I am setting up an exhibition later today at The Huntingdon Gallery in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire having been invited to take part by Lisa Metcalfe the owner. It’s always nice to be asked! Lisa has proved to be a consummate organiser gathering together an eclectic group of artists with plenty of diversity to offer and efficiently covering all the bases needed when putting on these events. It’s been a real pleasure to work with someone who has the same attention to detail and standards as my own. So if you are free this Friday (9th Dec) for our preview 6-8pm at The Huntingdon Gallery, 28a Huntingdon Road, Bradford on Avon please come or visit us between 10th-20th December, 10am-5pm.
Last week I also had the privilege of taking some of my work into The Good Gallery (www.goodgallery.co.uk) in Stony Street, in Frome as their Artist of the Month for December. Where, if I say so myself, it is looking splendid on your right as you enter the shop, you can’t miss it, so once again please do go along and take a look.
Not only is this a very attractive and professionally run gallery set up by the extremely capable Debbie Cripps but its unique selling point is that all commission goes directly to the Cancer Counselling Charity “We Hear You”. A brilliant way to make art really give something back to the community.
In the meantime my great supporters at The Bruton Art Factory once again selected new pieces of mine for their Winter Exhibition “In the BRUTon Midwinter” which is on until 20th December. A little bird told me at the preview that they will want more work of mine for a show planned next year as well.. The owners Suzanne Bissett and Kale have been so encouraging to me urging me to continue to hone my very individual style in the face of what is accepted as fashionable at the moment by continuing to hang and feature my work on a permanent basis.
As if this wasn’t enough I can finally reveal my design that won the Mayor of Frome’s Christmas Card Competition to be sent to all the current Mayor’s contacts and featured on the front of the Frome Christmas Brochure. On the right I have slipped in my design for my own personal Christmas Card as well, which can be bought along with many of my designs from www.lovefromtheartist.com
And finally, as those in the business know organisation for some of the exhibitions we do starts months in advance, none more so that the Wylye Valley Arts Trail coming up in May 2017 (27th May-4th June). Once again I will be exhibiting and hopefully repeating the success of 2015 by exhibiting with The Frome Collective at Longbridge Deverill Village Hall near Warminster. Our group is a little different to last time with 4 of the artists from before busy with other things but this has meant we will be able to bring something new to the visitors with beautiful silver jewellery, abstract paintings, silk painting, dream catchers, expertly turn wooden boxes and chopping boards and more plus cutting edge contemporary ceramics to add to hand woven and knitted textiles, surrealism, realism/abstract painting. I’m really looking forward to it. You will find a link on my website which is currently under construction with fully details of all the artists taking part so please come back and check.
As you can see, never lost for words. So on with all the organising, Christmas preparations and festivities. I won’t wish you compliments of the season as I am sure there will be more to report very soon.