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Spring is in the Air

It’s been a busy time yet again.

This year for the first time I joined the Open Studios Notts.

Open Studios Notts, supported by the Arts Development Service, is a series of linked art events organised and run by artists and makers across the county over 6 weeks through May and early June.

There is also a Central ART EXHIBITION AT RUFFORD CRAFT CENTRE running from 3 May to 7 June. I have 3 paintings in this exhibition along with a number of mounted limited edition prints.

I turned my home into an Art Gallery for the weekend of 16-17 May. Not knowing any other artists in my village. I went solo on this.

It was a great success. Many people came to have a look at what I do and how I do it and some also came to buy which was fantastic. Visitors stayed for at least 30 minutes, many stayed for a lot longer chatting and drinking tea and coffee which flowed freely all day. Some even came back for a second visit over the weekend.

I made a short quick video before everyone came for those that wanted to see the exhibition but weren’t able to attend.

One of my twin daughters and her husband had come up from London to help out at the event. (Having persuaded me to do it in the first place.) And then her twin sister surprised me on the Saturday evening by turning up to give her support as well. Her husband having offered to look after the boys at home for the rest of the weekend. Thank you girls (and boys) love you loads and I wouldn’t have got this far without you.

Yesterday I dropped off a painting to Patchings for inclusion in their exhibition. Patchings Open Art Competition 2015 This will run during and after the Art festival.

Have I got time to put my feet up for a break. Well, no actually.

I am in the middle of doing some more New York paintings and as soon as the rain stops and the weather brightens up I will have to get on down to take photos in Nottingham.

More on that in the next installment.

Prints are now being stocked at Focus Gallery, Derby road, Nottingham Pop along and have a browse. Antonia would love to see you.

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