Thursday, 27 October 2011
On the Shortlist
I have just returned from a very busy and successful week in London. I was exhibiting (and working) with Beside The Wave Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair.
It was hard work but very enjoyable, a fantastic buzz to the whole event and I got to meet several people who had only been blogging names to me before.
I sold a lot of work, both mine and the other artists that the gallery represents, got some commissions and was approached by another gallery about an exhibition.
So I returned home on a bit of a high to find a message about the Artist of the Year Award which is being run by Artist and Illustrators magazine. Now I am impossibly excited! I have been shortlisted!
There is a voting page with all of the images, I am in the landscape section. Looking through them I think the standard is high so I will be extremely proud to win but I am very proud to have been shortlisted.
The image above is the painting, the River Helford (of course) and here is where you can vote .
Check out the others as well, they are all interesting paintings.
I had actually forgotten that I had entered, I have to frame the painting now, in super quick time and get it delivered up to London, right by where I was staying a couple of days ago! I am just relieved that I hadn't exhibited it of sold it!!