My apologies for having been silent for so long but I’ve actually been terribly busy. Fitting in my roles as Artist, Housewife and Mother can sometimes be quite a challenge and just getting the work done overrides telling everyone about it! Forgive me.
I don’t think I need to update you on the housewife and mother bit that’s just the same old, same old. Coping with two teenagers both of whom are doing heavy duty exams at the moment and so are somewhat grumpy can be debilitating, constantly trying to stay positive and cheerful in the face of grunts and dead pan looks is quite exhausting. Plus lots of construction going on at home as we finally have our bedroom refurbished and lovely new brick paths laid in the garden.
At the same time coping with lots going on in my Art World. I have been hard at work completing a book I have published about my work. Its a small tome that basically gives an insight into what has inspired me to create some of my pieces. I am pleased to say several copies were sold in my recent exhibition with the Wylye Valley Art Trail and I will be bringing it along to Venue 25 Vicarage Street Gallery in the Frome Open Studios which launches on 8th July in Frome. Wylye Valley was a very successful week for everyone in my venue and we were chuffed to pieces that over 800 people came to see us, a very successful event for us all. You can find details of the artists I was exhibiting with on this website.
I have many other irons in the fire too. I am thrilled to be taking part in Somerset Art Weeks in September with two new artists I have met, Michael Brobson and Joanna Briar. We met through Love From the Artist where we all sell our images as cards (see link below). We will be exhibiting from one of my favourite local pubs, The George at Croscombe, in between Wells and Shepton Mallet. So I am looking forward to spending several days sitting in a pub, oh dear what a hardship!
I’m also terribly flattered to have been asked by Fusion Five to exhibit with them in the Shaftesbury Art Centre in September as well. It’s a lovely venue encompassing rehearsal studios, theatre which regularly shows both amateur and professional productions with a superb gallery next door where the five of us will be showing our work. Look out for details of our preview in September.
I’m also in talks with fellow artists with a view to taking part in a specifically surrealist exhibition in the near future. PLUS I’m very flattered to have been told by Bruton Art Factory, ahead of time that I am accepted for their next big show, The Brut Contemporary opening with one of their usual excellent previews on 7th July.
As if this wasn’t enough I have three pieces of work about to be exhibited in Elm Hayes Surgery for three months with The Old Bakery Artists and further work with them in The Round Tower Black Swan Arts during the Frome Festival. Finally I’m hoping to be able to show in another prestigious Somerset Gallery in 2019.
So I hope you can forgive me for my silence as there has been a lot to do. I do hope some of you will be able to find time to visit one of these events, hop over to my exhibitions page for details.
TTFN (for those who don’t know that means Ta Ta For Now)