On Saturday the 12th February I participated in the first of Alice Mason’s Art and Craft Fairs at the Community Centre in Rye. It went well with lots of people through the door, I even got to catch up with some old Todds Gallery clients. I relished the chance to get feedback on my new work as well as selling three paintings!
It re-affirmed my feeling that I am still pretty much a painter’s painter, as all the work that sold was to fellow artists – not that I’m complaining, it’s a great complement! All the pieces were also very much pocket sized and suitable for putting on a mantle piece or a wall… I had meant to get more ‘brick’ canvases from Atlantis, but instead I got some narrower ones, which I plan/hope to get done for the next fair on the 5th March. Not long at all!
I have also put my name down for an exhibition at Hastings House, a disused shop along from Morrisons Supermarket in Hastings town centre. This’ll be a dynamic show with Ben Fenton, Jillian Eldridge and Paula MacArthur (organiser). I have been talking with Ashley Dixon about the idea of collaborating on some super-size papier mache vessels, and he seems quite keen, but we had better get a move on with only a couple of weeks to work on them! I had planned on something a little simpler, but Ashley will push me to be more ambitious, which must be a good thing! I am making some smaller versions, so we’ll see how they go!