My studio cleans up to become a gallery each May. Lots of other exhibitors, in two other venues very close by, show a wide range of painting styles as well as photography and jewellery. It's always lovely to meet exhibition visitors here and to see the enjoyment of both just looking and buying - as well as sitting in the cottage garden. It's a bonus that most of the originals sell, as well as prints and cards.
Styles and subjects vary, because, with so many returning visitors, it’s good to show new and different work each year. This year there's still life with brightly coloured fruit, a new style inspired by an article in 'Artists and Illustrators' magazine. Also continuing themes, such as animals and landscapes.
Still keeping things simple this May but we hope that the garden teas and co-exhibiting ceramicist will be back in 2023. Please note that one day is reserved for booked appointments, so that you can have half an hour to yourselves . There's plenty of parking in the village street outside and disabled parking in the drive. Don't be put off by the idea of an art exhibition, as you're not expected to make clever or flattering comments - I'll be outside and wont hear them! - nor is there ever any pressure to buy. The studio is well ventilated and we really like, but don't insist on, mask wearing.
Celebrating ten years of Artweeks exhibiting with a new website, going live in April. Over that time I've been boosted by the great cooperation with experienced exhibitors and by the marketing push from the Artweeks organisation. I’ve moved from watercolours, learnt at Sunningwell School of Art, to mainly oils.
Not exactly a serious professional, I paint for pleasure and don’t even try to exhibit or sell anywhere else. So that means prices don’t have to cover overheads like venue hire or gallery commission, or even framing, as most of the oil painting frames are made on site. While originals take time, I always go for affordable variety.