Art exhibitions are like London buses. I wait months for an opportunity to show my work, and then I receive two acceptance emails in the same morning.
I’ve already mentioned The Discerning Eye in my previous post. I’m very pleased to have been accepted for that one – such a shame that the exhibition is virtual this year. The other exhibition I will be taking part in is The Autumn Salon, from 30th October, hosted by Candid Arts Gallery, Angel, London. That’s a real world exhibition – actual paintings on real walls, with real people walking about (albeit wearing masks, and suitably socially distanced).
I’ve had mixed feelings about getting involved in real exhibitions during this epidemic. However, the gallery at Candid Arts is a lovely open space – perfect for social distancing. At the end of the day, there is just no substitute for seeing a painting in the flesh.
I’m very pleased to learn that my painting “I did not ask” has been accepted into this year’s Discerning Eye exhibition.
The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. The selectors choose both publicly submitted works and works by personally invited artists. Each selector’s section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been guilty of neglecting my website and this blog. It’s far easier to post my latest news on Instagram, and to be seduced by all the likes and comments I receive. However, the truth is that although my website receives only a fraction of the views that my Instagram feed enjoys, it still generates the majority of serious enquiries. So here I am, updating my site 🙂
In June I contributed a figure study (shown above) to a fundraising auction for Sweet’Art, and was pleased to learn that it sold. Sweet’Art have been organising and curating exhibitions in London since 2014. Generally with a feminist ethos, always with energy and a love of art. I’ve had paintings in a few of their shows over the years, and would recommend that you pay them a visit https://www.wearesweetart.com/
I’m hoping to renew my acquaintance with Espacio Gallery in their Impressions exhibition at the end of August. It gives an opportunity to invigilate for a day during the show, which I really enjoy. It’s educational seeing how people react to your paintings on the wall in a gallery.