The "exhibtion" season is fast approaching and so a lot of painting / framing has been done.
The Headway Gallery is still going, it's been almost 11 weeks and we've managed to raise over £1000 already. All the money raised will go towards the renovation of the Victorian walled garden which will become a kitchen vegetable garden once complete. Offering clients of the day centre horticultural therapy.
I've been working on Saturdays there alongside my full time job so I feel my time is precious at the moment but I do try and paint whilst I'm at the gallery. I completed a small painting of the West Pier in Brighton last week which is now up on display.
The date of my "How to Draw Animals" work shop has been set for the 4th of June. I am sharing the workshop with the very talented artist Melanie Hodge. She paints wonderful scenes / animals on glass. We're yet to puty a plan together, I'm thinking we should soon! No doubt it will approach us at speed. The year already feels like it's zooming by! I haven't had confirmation that I will be displaying my work at the Cherry Tree Centre again this year but hopefully this shall be confirmed later in the week.
Plans for the June Shoreham Airport Artscape exhibition are also on the way. This year we will be having a press day on the Friday before we open to get us in the paper on time. Last year we got in the paper 2 days before we ended so we're going to avoid that this time.
The Easter weekend is approaching and I would really like to go out and take some more animal pictures but I need some actual spring weather. It's not the same when the temperature is below freezing and most of the animals are hiding away to get warm. Come on sun! Where are you?!