In the first months of the year as there was no exhibitions I took the opportunity to do some online courses with Aberystwyth University starting with ‘Nocturnes’ and then ‘Abstraction’ which gave me lots of ideas and new skills which I put into place in my work.
When entering the Shrewsbury Art Trail I was selected by a coffee shop to exhibit in their cafe. This led to some exciting new developments when the owner asked if I could do some paintings in coffee which would be part of a raffle to raise money for a local charity. This started an new medium and method of painting which also brought a lot of interest from people viewing my work.
As 2021 comes to a close it has been a year in which art events are slowly returning to a more normal level.
Exhibitions are returning at last and equally importantly so are the visitors. Moving away from virtual on line events is welcome as it is so important to interact with the public.
I have also joined the committees of VAN in Shrewsbury and Ludlow Art Society both of which gives the opportunity to help their development and the work to return back to normal.
This year i was selected to exhibit in the RBSA Friends exhibition and have also exhibited in New Artist Fair London and Weston Park plus the usual local ones.
The return of the Ludlow Art Societies Summer Exhibition was both challenging and exciting as it was at short notice and I was the organiser for the event.
I have had a good year with quite a lot of sales in UK and Sweden.