Back in July I had an extraordinary experience when I took part in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016! We were officially told to keep the outcome a secret until the screening, and I genuinely do not know what will make the final edit, but it should make for an entertaining show!
I was entered, along with 50 other artists, as a 'wildcard', with one person being chosen to proceed further in the contest. The location was Capability Brown's masterpiece at Stowe, Bucks, and we were asked to take our positions on a great sweep of lawn in front of the main house. Most of the four hours went well - I found a good position (for the cameras as well as the view) I met some lovely fellow artists and the judges (including Dame Joan Bakewell) came round for a chat - and then the heavens opened and the wind swept in! Chaos ensued!
I believe the Stowe episode is airing this Tuesday 25th at 8pm on Sky Arts. Tune in to see real drama!
Setting up - my canvas is in the centre with the blue and orange rucksack.