I have some more paintings to show you. But it won't be till later as I am in bed poorly with the laptop for company.
So now would be a good time to tell you about the Saatchi.
'My Soul to Keep' is currently highly ranked in the Saatchi Online Gallery Showdown. Basically, the Saatchi Gallery invites artists to submit images of their work and website vistors from all over the world review and rank the paintings.
Voting takes place for a week then the 2 highest ranking enter a 'showdown' where one is chosen by vote. Each of the showdown winners (they happen every 2 weeks) will exhibit in the new Saatchi Gallery in London when it opens early next year (massive massive Art World event). The standard is extremely high and so you can imagine I am thrilled that the painting is doing so well ..in fact voting opened on Monday and already it has over 1000 votes.
These are going to be added to the main website soon, and numbers are limited so if you would like to order anything before they go on general sale, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have had printed a limited edition of 10 magnets each in four of my designs. Perfect stocking filler or to brighten up your kitchen or workspace! They measure 14.5 x 11 cm and are glossed, flexible and just £2.50 each including postage. You can choose from (R to L) 'Heaven', 'Pink Poppies', 'Joy' and 'SunSeekers'.
This one needs a little touching up top left (I smudged it on the scanner in my haste). So I'll be doing that this afternoon.Mounted and backed ready to frame. 15 x 15 cm acrylic on canvas paper. Overall mounted size is 25 x 25 cm. Signed and dated with the day it was painted. £40 delivered.
Did I mention these are for sale as part of my 'Painting Each Day' series. I will be picking the 8 best so far to go in an exhibition in a couple of weeks, so early birds will catch the worms :-)
Each one is signed and dated with the day it was conceived and painted.
To be honest, I am desperate for some more big canvases for my dreamtime series of paintings as (fingers crossed) I could get some gallery interest...so I need some funds for materials.
So .....roll up roll up and get a completely unique and one-off Christmas gift or just to treat yourself, as I won't be repeating any of these. ..........and......Think how much they'll be worth when I peg it. :-)
Opening night for the MyArtSpace show at the McCormack Gallery, New York. A bijou room in the heart of NY art scene, hosted by MyArtSpace, and attended by a very eclectic mix of people. We made the most godawful noise on the industrially themed stairwell with our cha-cha heels, and were significantly overdressed for the occasion which was utterly and gloriously fabulous daahlinks.
From the left, Meghan and Kelly my gorgeous nieces, Leigh their brilliant mum (and have to say a natural art critic), Paul (my escort for the evening) and yours truly.
It started at 3.30 in the afternoon when the limo arrived. Getting into the limo in cha-cha heels and a short skirt was accomplished without too much shoving and we were on our way.
Needless to say we arrived in some considerable style.
We deemed it necessary to dress Simon (my brother-in-law) as my investor and Paul (aka OiBoy) was instructed to walk 3 feet behind me at all times to hand out cards...which he did....indubitably so.
I should explain at this point that our key phrases for the evening schmoozing with the NY art crowd were 'indubitably' and 'I concur'.....
It was really brilliant to catch up with fellow MyArtSpace winners and friends from 2006, and I can honestly say when I walked into the room for the first time I was truly speechless. I was also lucky enough to meet some truly decent (and for the art scene, comfortingly normal) people. Brian and Luke I hope our paths cross again.
I couldn't take photos in there (it wasn't appropriate) as there was a photographer, but I am promised copies of the photos so I'll post them here as soon as he gets back to Texas.
No visit to an art show opening is complete without the party afterwards and family member attempts at installation pieces. Its a work in progress.
I have a passion for painting which I have been able to develop these past few years when I have finally become old enough and wise enough to stop doing what I was told and start doing what I truly wanted to do. I heartily recommend it.