Another personal milestone has been reached in the past week with the completion of my new art studio! It's very exciting to have a space where I can create freely without the knowledge and hassle of having to tidy it all away afterwards so that we can eat/ watch TV/ go to bed, etc (as many 'work from home' people will be familiar with!).
Fortunately, I have been able to transform our dark and draughty garage into a light and weather- tight space that is perfect for creating art, storing art and holding the odd art workshop. Come September, I'll also be using it to hold my Herts Open Studio event - www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios
The walls are a bit bare at the moment whilst I find a decent wall hanging system, and I need to find a way to relocate all of our wheely bins so that I can fling open the doors on a sunny day, but all in all it's good to go - so I'd better get on with using it!
It has been lovely to be part of the Herts Visual Arts Spring Exhibition amongst so many talented fellow artists at the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City. Over 50 artists have taken part and all will be showing work as part of Open Studios this year. The show ends 3rd June.
I'll be returning to the Ayot Art Show this year with two of my paintings. It takes place in a beautiful Greek revival church in Ayot St Lawrence on 10th - 12th June and all profits go to the upkeep of the church.
Lastly, I'm very excited that my painting 'The Working Hour' has been selected for The Artist magazine's exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, near Nottingham 13th July - 20th August. So if you're in the area...
'The Working Hour' acrylic on canvas