Today I had a great time looking at the fine art in Sotheby’s. I never knew you could just walk in! I thought it was invitation only, I thought it would be a private view only if you are interested in attending an auction or making a bid. Thank you to the gentleman on the door for inviting me in.

It was interesting to see what art works are privately owned and up for sale, and now it seams obvious to me that it is open to the public. Who else are they going to sell to!!! If ever I win the Lottery I would go back and collect art.

Just a few of my favourites. There were many many more.

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I have been in touch with a local printing company Enid Taylor on Cold Bath Road in Harrogate to print off some greeting cards and post cards. I have chosen my most recent local landscape paintings, with a short bio on the back.

I look forward to receiving them in a couple of weeks so I can sell them at Weetons and The Great Yorkshire Show. I intend to give some away as a complimentary gift! I am starting off with 50 greeting cards of assorted landscape designs.

Masters Exhibition

I have now joined the other students on the MA Creative Practice in an exhibition at the Victoria Shopping Centre running from 22-29 July 2021.

I have been in touch with the Mayors Office and invited the Mayor and Mayoress and waiting a response.

We are group holding meetings each week and minutes are being taken by Cath one of the student and being posted to everyone for referencing

Megan other student has designed the poster and invitations

Douglas has received all our Bios and is putting them together for a catalogue along with the Shadows and Reflections Exhibition that he is hosting at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre which we are all exhibiting one piece of art.

My Solo Exhibition at Weetons running through June and July 2021

I set everything up on Wednesday 2nd June with the help of John Burnley my Brother in Law. He was a great help and has volunteered to help again next Wednesday 23rd June to have a change over of paintings.

I took my own ladders hammer and nails. I have bought a tool kit with extra nail hooks and a drill so I feel really organised for putting up my own exhibition.

Double Diamond

A few weeks ago we had an online lecture with Simon Hill talking about the Double Diamond! I understood it as Working twice as hard as ever than before and pushing myself again ! So I am trying very hard to push my painting twice as far as before.

Today is one of those days.

This painting I started in the first few weeks of joining my MA. I made about 4 paintings within the space of a couple of hours. Paintings of sky and grass!

I loved it so much even though I had ran out of paint, but I felt I couldn’t call it finished. Just good sky wasn’t enough to call it a good painting . I have looked at it for nearly the two years thinking I would spoil it if I tried to do anything I’m with it.

But today I decided to create a local landscape running along the theme for my exhibition

It’s not quite finished but hope I have done the sky justice.