It has been quite a while since I last wrote my blog and I’m excited to tell all. After four wonderful years in Stavanger I said goodbye to my perfect little studio and our lovely home and headed back to the UK. We spent some time at our house in Silchester before moving north to Milltimber in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Finding my roots in the UK as a painter is so important, I entered three paintings to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) exhibition of 2021 and was delighted when two of them made it through pre-selection, one of which was chosen for the exhibition itself. I was delighted to make it to Trafalgar Square for the opening by Sir Keir Starmer in November 2021 and to see my work next to such accomplished and world famous painters. I definitely inspired me to submit more paintings for the ROI 2022 exhibition.
I attended a few art fairs at the end of 2021 and made lots of friends and contacts as well as putting my work into lovely new homes. I will be at the Sussex Art Fair in May 2022 at Goodwood Racecourse and at the Aberdeen Art Fair at the end of the year.
It’s been a great year for connecting with galleries and I am pleased to say I’m being represented by Eion Stewart Fine Art in Allerdice Street, Stonehaven and by Vedholmen Galleri in Bergen, Norway. I have connected with a wonderful group called The Stonehaven Art Club, I met them at their annual AGM and showed some of my work, I’m looking forward to hosting some painting sessions with this wonderland enthusiastic group.
Over the coming months I look forward to seeing how my three paintings entered into the Aberdeen Artists Society exhibition selection work out. I’m also very excited to see how my painting ‘Floods’ gets on at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) summer exhibition this year, the theme is ‘Climate’ and there are 16500 paintings being reviewed, so a slim chance but worth the attempt.