Happy New Year subscribers.
What better way to start back into blogging than to let you know something I have had to keep quiet about.
Back in July 2020 I returned to the UK to appear on Sky TV Landscape Artist of the year. Like 2019 I was asked to be reserve artist in an episode at Hackney reservoir, London. Although disappointed at not having a pod it was interesting that there were to be 6 instead of 8, meaning I would have had one if things were normal… but not much was normal about 2020.
Again, I wasn’t needed to be a replacement for any artists in the pods, so I was allowed to compete as a wildcard painter. The day was scorching, unlike the howling gale on Plymouth How in 2019. I was really pleased with the painting and had lots of great conversations with judges on and off the camera.
I won’t say how it went or if I actually made it to the ‘final cut’ but you can watch the programmes on the Sky Arts Channel starting Wednesday January 13th at 8pm GMT. I haven’t heard which episode I could be in. Also, Sky Arts channel is now free… although I can’t get it here in Norway. i hope you can watch it and I hope you enjoy it.
Stay safe and sane.