23rd & 24th June at Braunston Historic Boat Gathering and Canal Rally.
An eventful weekend from start to finish, the sun shone and the people came to see the ‘Summer Exhibition’ by the Guild of Waterway Artists. It was well attended and I had a good weekend, and it is always nice to sell something. In this case the ‘Kingfisher Dive’ I finished in May is now sold and has gone to his new home. It was one of those paintings that I had been working on for about two years and finally completed in May and Sold in June at Braunston.
An original Watercolour, Pen & Ink drawing
Highlight of the weekend was Timothy West and Prunella Scales who came to look around our exhibition, showing an interest in my Lockmaster Maps Illustrated series.
A small write-up with more updates to come. Trying to keep on track with our journey which from Braunston is taking us to Nottingham to have our boat blacked and to see our first Grandchild. Sixty miles, 33 locks and 8 days to get there at 3 miles per hour. Early mornings and early evenings to avoid the heat of the day.
A new exhibition opening in March; it is the largest exhibition in the U.K. of canal related works. A diverse collection of media and styles, contemporary and traditional. I am looking forward to being part of this group exhibition; I am showing a collection of drawings which are part of a series called Taking a walk on the Wildside; a celebration of movement through drawing.
All twittered which seems quite appropriate really! Find me on twitter : https://twitter.com/jellygnomes
Finally I have hooked up with twitter: a big learning curve for me. March has been a fantastic month and so far the year is going with a bang. After having a drawing with prose accepted to be part of the Hexopolis project at the Leeds Art Book Fair – which was so exciting I must add. So I am now dashing about between drawing and the framers getting ready for the Audlem Mill - Canal Art Exhibition. A small exhibition which will have the largest collection of canal and waterways related artworks on display and for sale.
Audlem Mill Limited, The Wharf, AUDLEM, Cheshire CW3 0DX, UK
A little summertime therapy….