There’s always a faint hope, after a solo exhibition, that one will make enough cash to pack a suitcase and shove off to the Bahamas for a few months. Not quite.
However I did take a trip, en famille to the south coast, and there found the most wonderful studio in Birdham Pool marina, where dad moors his boat.
|Ivy taking to be a sea dog!|
It’s run by the artist Lucie Cookson, and details can be found at www.tidyst.com She mentioned it was available to let sometimes, I was sorely tempted. Could the children, dogs and I live on a boat for a few weeks?!
The view from the studio was an inspiration in itself.
Well, it wasn’t the Bahamas, but it was almost as good as….
Back at Ingleby Art HQ, we had briefest of respites before getting back on it. I’m delighted to say I’m going to be exhibiting with the Aubrey Gallery in Essex in their “Fur, Fin & Feather” exhibition this September. The ByGillian Gallery in Bourne End has also started stocking my work.
Limited Edition Prints
Sales of the Limited Edition print have really taken off, Burning Bright leading the field in popularity, this photo was taken by the couple who were quickest off the mark, snapping both firsts in the print editions.
I’m very pleased to be involved with ARTSCOPE at The Circle Hospital in Reading, a stunning exhibition curated by Rukshi Brownlow which places work in the public building to raise funds for the Alexander Devine Trust.
The Country Life Fair 27th-28th September
The Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace is beginning to loom on the horizon, drinks in St James Palace with HRH Prince Micheal of Kent this week, a huge black tie ball at the National History museum in September, they have pulled out all the stops for publicity and promotion, so I am really looking forward to he event itself. It’s my first trade fair, so I don’t mind admitting to a few nerves, and it would be great to see some friendly faces!
Ebooks and Elephants
My work is going to be published in a new iArtBook by Art Has No Borders, a very exciting new collaboration in the digital world of publishing! The book is called ‘Animal Kindom’ and can be downloaded onto iBooks.
I’m looking for an elephant to paint. Preferably a youngish one. If you know where I can find one please let know!