|My favourite paintings of the year|
I wanted to write a summary of this years happenings….I have completed a whopping 160 paintings (not including the duffers and wipe offs!) quite a few more than last year – mainly because of the Venice trip. And it’s not all about quantity I have been aiming for more quality pieces and a bit bigger in size too.
This is the Instagram top 9 where an app counts the most likes for each painting, and then puts them in the top 9 order…..
|Instagram Top 9 2018|
I entered The Artist Magazine competition which exhibits the finalists at the Patchings Art festival in July. I won the Royal Talens award and received £250 worth of linen canvases! Plus The Artist Collection award – exhibiting with the top 10 finalist.
|‘Gateway to Bramshott Common’ 10×10″
Wining painting exhibited the Patchings
One of my highlights this year was being accepted into the New English Art Club (NEAC) A prestigious exhibition held at The London Mall Galleries. They call themselves the contemporary impressionists which is how I see my work as well! This was the painting accepted.
|‘Silver Birch in Snow’ 8×10″|
In October I was part of the Chelsea Art Society annual open exhibition which has had many famous artists who have exhibited here including: Turner in the mid 19th Century, followed by Whistler, Sickert, Augustus John and John Singer Sargent, it’s wonderful to be included in!
The Artist Magazine I have been reading this on off since the 80’s! and have always wanted to write an article for them. This year I did that! Plus I’m now writing another for next summers edition.
|My Article in Januarys The Artist Magazine 🙂|
Venice in September I was lucky enough to spend 30 days in this dream painting place! I felt truly inspired and even though it was exhausting to keep painting intensively the whole time, it was worth it and couldn’t really get enough of the place! I producing 45 paintings. Plus some bigger pieces since I’ve got home.
I have already booked to go back next September for 21 days!
|My Venice painting haul!|
|‘Venetian Cafe’ 30x30cm
Completed back home in the studio
This small plein air I thought could go bigger and have more content so I tried an enlarged version in the studio and I’m pleased with the outcome!
|40x50cm Oil on Canvas Studio piece 9×12″ Plein Air Sketch|
News for next year
I am very excited to be doing my first solo exhibition in Chelsea, London next May.
The Title is: London, Venice Coast & Country
Date: 14th-18th May 2019
Place: “The Studio” 73 Glebe Place, London, SW3 5JB
If you would like an invitation to the Private View on the 14th please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I will do a post about the show nearer the time.
Thank you for reading my blog posts and supporting me though this year. I hope to have you along for this coming year too!
With best wishes