Sunday, 1 June 2014

Back to Blogging!

It's been an embarrassingly long time since my last blog post because it has been such a busy few months.

As you may remember from previous posts, Mum and I had our first joint exhibition together during April/May. 'A Celebration of Nature' at Worcester Cathedral was a fantastic success and neither of us could have predicted how wonderful it was going to be. We had over 200 friends, family and supporters joining us for the private view evening and many more visitors during the course of the exhibition.

I made a time-lapse video of the exhibition set-up and Harvey kindly filmed the private view evening for us. Take a look below:

We had a fantastic team of volunteers supporting us during the exhibition and Mum and I also manned the exhibition for some of the time that it was open. On the Bank Holiday Monday I set up my easel and worked on a new painting of a raven.

Thank you once again to everyone who helped us make the exhibition possible and to all of our friends and family who supported us!

Once the exhibition had finished we then had a mad rush to pack orders, tidy the workshop and house ready for our open weekend. Lots of visitors came to collect their artwork and see where we work. We had homemade lemonade and lots of cakes on standby and I'm pleased to say there was nothing left by the Sunday evening!

My poor sketchbook hasn't been getting as much attention as it deserves because of all this, but I have included some sketches made during quiet moments in the Chapter House. I was practising my insects from the Reader's Digest 'Field Guide to the Butterflies & other Insects of Britain'. This is a fantastic resources book, and if you can get your hands on an older edition it has a much nicer cover.