Also, at this time of year we get the annual pilgrimage from friends up country all arriving for their 'free holiday' which is great but when you need peace, quiet and solitude to concentrate it can be somewhat of a distraction.
To be fair, it's not really down to poor planning on my part, it is more that I am a victim of my own success. I painted sixteen large pictures over the winter months plus a few smaller ones, which I thought would comfortably see me through August. However, I have mostly sold out and I am now scratching around to find enough work not only for the gallery but the shows too.
I am also printing giclée prints of my work to supplement the originals (yes artists, we print them here and offer it as a service, so check it out!), which really is the best thing to get mileage out of your work and increase income from each painting. So, if I can get all this done I should have enough stock to see me through, clock is ticking though!
Well, what is all the work for, I hear you ask? On Thursday 27th August it is Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show, a great family day out and, no, you don't have to be a farmer. There is lots of things to see, loads of activities, as well as food and craft stands.
As part of the Littleham Arts and Music Festival I will have work at the Art Exhibition in Littleham Village Hall from Saturday 29th August to Monday 31st August. See my work and lots of other local artists who will also be exhibiting.
From 4th to 20th September the prestigious annual Artists' Garden Exhibition at RHS Rosemoor attracts visitors and discerning buyers from across the West Country and beyond. I will be amongst other high profile artists from across the region. Nice gardens too!
These diverse events offer a a great showcase for my work and are all worth a visit. If you can't make it we are open here at West Gallery every day and I may even have a few pieces of my stuff left to hang here... if I get busy painting!
In the meantime, and due to the lack of new artwork to show you, I will share a graphic of where I am at the moment. Avid blog readers will remember I used this last year but it is still very apt!