I thought I would add a walk around of the exhibition for those who can't get here to see it in person!
My solo show opens on Monday 20th October. I'll be taking my easel and painting in the gallery which should keep the boredom of invigilation at bay! It should be an interesting two weeks! Take a look at the Recent Work page to see some of the pics I will be exhibiting.
If you are in the area, or even if you're not, drop in for a gander and a chat and a cup of tea!
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I have been very fortunate in being accepted onto the website: www.figurativeartist.org, which I think has the best collection of figurative art and portraiture on the net:
My page links to the website and social media accounts but there is also another page highlighting my portrait work:
I am hoping it will greatly increase the traffic to my website and facebook page. I have added a link to the website in the right hand column of this page, so have a look, there is some really good stuff on there!
Great submission advice from a gallery
Now that the website is up and running, I have started that most difficult of tasks, self promotion. The first thing I began doing was to research galleries, art fairs and other outlets to sell my work. Its a laborious process and after many hours spent searching through hundreds of gallery websites I stumbled upon this gem of a document. I have read a lot of literature and advice for artists regarding how to approach galleries, but this gallery has put together all of the best bits of advice in an informative and easy to read style. It is not the first time I have seen a gallery provide submission information on their website, but it is the first time I have seen it done this way. I would like to note that I have no connection with this gallery, but thought that it was worthy of a post as I was so pleasantly surprised by the content.
So have a look at "Selling to a gallery" from the View Art Gallery in Bristol:
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