I'm thrilled to be putting together a collection of paintings that Little Van Gogh will exhibit for me. I hope that by the end of August or early September my work will be going out into the world to be placed in offices and public areas of companies in major UK cities - and maybe even Europe. I recognise that the gallery experience is not always a comfortable one for new art collectors and having this opportunity to make some of my paintings more accessible is very exciting indeed.
Restless Edge 3 (below) is one of 10 paintings in the Little Van Gogh collection
The sun shone and lots of art lovers turned out to view the opening of 4 MAs exhibition on Sunday. The setting is in a beautiful Georgian house and there is a sculpture trail, and a cafe on days it is open. The show is open Thurs - Sunday 11-4pm at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Powys. It was great to see my work in a gallery setting after the crowded studio - and a quick plug for Judith Woodings and Rebecca Jones who also graduated with MAs from Aberystwyth University and are 2 of the 4 MAs. So it was an Aber Alumni reunion too! Happy days. The 4th MA is Jesse Wade who was unfortunately unable to attend - you missed a great day Jesse but you were there in spirit!
I'm have 2 paintings in a group exhibition with "Abstract Edge" - an exciting group of artists as their name suggests, working at the edge of abstraction. My two pieces are abstract aerial landscapes in acrylic on canvas. The exhibition will be at The Chapel Gallery, Bromyard and opens on 20 May 2017.
The paintings are all finished and now at the framers. It has been an exciting time and yes challenging too but I'm so glad to have had this opportunity. I've got to make a start on the publicity now - which I feel a little awkward about but it has to be done. The opening event on 7 May 3-5pm will be a nervous experience, to mingle and see the response to my works.