I started the year focused on developing my
painting; now, with the lovely big home studio as well as my space in Kingston.
I spent most of my time working in the studio at home this year, which was
really convenient when you have two dogs and who look at you mournfully every
time you leave the house.
May and June were busy months. I was
accepted into my first artist art fair at The Landmark Arts Centre Spring Art
Fair, 20-21 May 2017. It was well attended and I had over 130 visitors stop by
the stand throughout the weekend. Thank you to those of you who came and
I was very excited to be shortlisted and
exhibit at Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair in the Project 2017: Change &
Transformation exhibition, 25 May until 3 June 2017. It is an attractive
gallery in an exclusive part of London and I felt privileged to be exhibiting
there with so many other talented artists.
The annual Kingston Artists Studio was held
during the weekends of 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 June 2017. We had record
numbers through our doors and lots of new artists in our building who were
participating in the event. I had a very successful first weekend and sold
quite a lot of work from my PreCursor series. The following weekend was quieter
due to the heatwave we experienced.
During the summer, I was fortunate enough
to be featured in the House & Garden magazine in the July, August and
In September, I was selected to participate
in two exhibitions. The first was the Merton Arts Festival 16-23 September 2017
and exhibited Alignments I and II in the Reflection & Transformation
exhibition at the Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library.
The second was the artWEEK Exhibition in
support of Central London Samaritans, at two London Virgin Money Lounges in
Piccadilly Circus, 18-23 September. I exhibited work from my PreCursor series
at both venues. The Private View was a great evening of art, a moving speech
from Central London Samaritans and music by some very talented singer-songwriters.
My plan for next year is to go bigger! I
have already started prepping the larger canvasses with the base colour. I am
curious about where this will take my paintings in the future. I can only say –
watch this space!
Here’s wishing you all the best for 2018.