Friday, 3 June 2016

Hillsborough Exhibition 2016

This was my first time exhibiting at Hillsborough Art Society's Annual Exhibition so not too sure what to expect. There were around 116 paintings on show and I had five on display in the village Scout Hall. One was not for sale and the others were priced not to sell. It was my first chance to see what everyone else in the club was capable of and to also put names to faces and faces to paintings. 

Life is like... (Brian Owens)
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Around 24 sold which I thought very good. I enjoyed sitting and watching how people interacted with the different paintings. I also got to meet up with my old Cardiff Art College friend Brian Owens on the final day. His watercolours were beautiful. 

Marmalade (Brian Owens)
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POSTSCRIPT (mid May 2017)
I didn't realise it at the time but just after I left on Monday afternoon in walked Hazel Busby (nee Campbell) whom I had met a few months earlier at a funeral. I remember her brilliant Van Gogh A Level pieces from her days at Dungannon High School and wondered was she still doing art. She was! And turning out pastels too. Not surprisingly she had been influenced by another Dungannon girl Emma Colbert. I found out a few weeks (around Easter 2017) that she had left me a message in the Visitor's Book saying she loved my work. Coming from Hazel that was a huge compliment! 

Hazel's dog in pastels

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