Last weekend was what Ive been working towards for the past XX years and now its passed I couldn’t be happier. Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Marquee ran over two days with a VIP preview evening after the set up day. Packed up the Jeep and set off on Friday morning with my glamorous assistant Paul Fieldsend for a weekend of art, food and Eurovision.
It makes me laugh looking back at the the crazy thoughts that stressed me out before I left. Would 60 pictures be enough, what would I do if everything sold on the opening night, would the glue dots really be permanent, how does the card machine work, will Madonna’s massacre Like a Prayer – etc etc.
The satisfaction on the final day when you realise that its all been worth it, the validity as you watch all your hard work being nicely wrapped in the packaging area ready to go to its new home.
I met and chatted with a huge variety of like minded people and I hope to stay in touch with lots of them.
My biggest thank you is to Paul Fieldsend as I genuinely couldn’t have done it without him, he set up my stand, he fixed my internet, he organised the packing and he engaged knowledgeably about the printmaking processes as I moaned about my sore feet.
theres still some pieces left ……
I have been as quiet as is possible for a red headed Scottish chick, creating new pieces of my “Faded Stars” series. Ive had plenty of time on my hands following a cancer operation last July and a follow up preventative op in January this year. I’ve been selling like crazy on Ebay to raise funds and I am delighted to say that I have been accepted to the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Marquee on 17, 18, 19 May 2019 where I will be exhibiting under Axolotl Gallery (the gallery I ran on Dundas Street, Edinburgh a few years ago).
Im going to be posting regularly on the lead up to the event and you can follow my video’s and photos at:
In the meantime here’s a picture of Daisy Mayhem my dachshund cos every great artist needs one
This is a Toyobo print – stay tuned to find out what that means – and its for sale at the Glasgow Art Fair framed in beech wood and glass frame for £160
Ooops I haven’t posted since February – that must mean Ive been uber busy or uber lazy – lets stick with the first one cos obviously you can’t prove the second.
Suddenly realised I hadn’t painted for a very long time so I dug out the acrylics and canvas’ and off I went. As usual I like to mix my media using images, gloss and paint – two pieces were exhibited in the ESBAT exhibition and although they didn’t sell one was chosen to be exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy on the mound (till October so you can still see it)
I also had a significant birthday so July was mainly a drunken haze and a bit of mid life crisis surgery – got my cataract operation so I can hopefully (eventually) actually be able to see me work close up!!!