On my half- term travels this month I found myself looking for inspiration and taking unexpected trips down memory lane.
There is a new sculpture prize exhibition at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, and I decided to pop over to see what was occurring. Four artists are competing for a £30,000 prize and the public are being asked to nominate their favourite work.
For me, there was only one true sculptor there, in the grand tradition of Hepworth - Phyllida Barlow, who made a monumental scree slope from multi-coloured slabs of plaster.
I did enjoy though, adding my own wordage to David Medalla's participation piece, 'A Stitch In Time'. Have I contributed to the winning sculpture? Am I entitled to a percentage?!
A few quick updates -
My first tutorial at The Letchworth Settlement went very well and my 12 students produced some fantastic Autumnal Hertfordshire scenes. Next week I'll be guiding them through a misty mountain painting! I will take photos, I promise!
Though this course is fully booked, there will be a further acrylic course on offer in January on a Tuesday morning. Details to follow!
For those of you waiting for my appearance on Sky Arts 'Landscape Artist of the Year 2016' I have sussed out the running order and my episode (Stowe) should be on Tuesday 15th November! I'm the one in the straw hat.