After a couple of weeks away in North Yorkshire and Aberfeldy, Scotland, I returned to Lincoln full of new ideas and inspiration, ready to put paint on canvas and produce fantastic art (it's a wonder what a few days away can do!) The best bits of my paintings, in my opinion are always the unexpected bits, those that happen by themselves, with only a little intervention from me.. And so it was last week when an event came out of the blue which put a smile on my face. A local shop, "Preloved and Love from Lincolnshire" wanted items for a window display to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. (Who Knew there was such thing?) I told them I had a couple of landscapes of Lincolnshire that they were welcome to use and took them up, not really expecting anything to come of it. The next thing I knew, there was awhile window of my paintings and some cards, and an Instagram post with my "About me" page copied into it.
Another surprising thing then occurred. A small gallery in Sleaford was making for entries for an open exhibition. I took five paintings along and lo and behold, five paintings are now being exhibited in Sleaford. Thats eight paintings that were not going anywhere a week ago, now on public display.
Tomorrow sees the opening of our Old Chapel Artists exhibition, where other five paintings are going on display. A surprising week.