Long time no write…I have been painting a lot in my studio and garden and selling on instagram through the #artistsupportpledge –

“Due to the COVID 19 pandemic many artists have found themselves without work, exhibitions being cancelled and sales disappeared”  In an attempt to alleviate some of this stress artist Mathew Burrows has instigated this pledge. So the artist sells their work for £200 or less (usually a reduced price) and then when they reach £1000 of sales they pledge to buy another artists work in the scheme.

So it’s been an amazing scheme for me as I didn’t know where I would get an income from this year due to lots of cancellations and it’s allowed me to connect with many other artists and new collectors. It’s given me a purpose and have painted more than ever, sometimes working on up to 5 paintings a day! Each time I sell one it gives me a boost and drives me on to paint more.. Although now I am slowing down and selling occasionally through the pledge as I would like to do other bigger paintings, plein air work and some commissions to work on.

These are my recent instagram posts – rather got into painting peonies!!

I have increased my followers and so pleased to hit 10K a few days ago! So to say thank you I am giving this painting away. If you want to enter the draw go to my instagram page, it finishes Friday 5th June:  https://www.instagram.com/clarebowenartist/