Monday, May 26, 2008

Success - Derbyshire Open Arts

This weekend was Derbyshire Open Arts, where artists all over Derbyshire open their studios and show paintings to the public. I was displaying a selection of landscapes at the Little Gallery in Belper.

Over the weekend we had over 130 visitors and it was a great opportunity to explain techniques, materials and the motivation behind painting. I popped out on a couple of days at lunchtime to visit two very interesting artists.

Emma Simcock-Tooth paints hyper-realistic portraits, her choice of subjects is fascinating and her latest commision involves painting hoodies.

Lewis Noble produces landscapes in very expressive and abstract style and I have been a fan of his work for long time, it was nice to finally meet him in person.

As well as getting some good feedback about my work and chatting with people I also sold three original landscapes and a print, which is nice :-)