Well, I am pretty chuffed as I sold a mono print at the Art Market in Maidstone to someone I didn’t know. It was great to be able to talk to the buyer about my work and direct her also to my new artist’s statement – sharpened up as a result of my recent tutorial. It seems to be doing the right thing:
“I have read the weblink and I feel even more inspired about your art …”
Last Thursday I took part in the ZAP art tour to the galleries around Bethnal Green – totally exhausting but a good opportunity to see loads of work and make new contacts. Jess Fuller’s work at Herald St Gallery was a witty take on the idea of cast-offs, I thought. I liked her canvas as cloth reference to women’s work and her process is a mixture of forward planning, playful improvisation and knowing reference to artists such as Matisse, Arp and Miro.
I had some mono prints in a box on the Crate Studio and Project Space stall at the Margate version of the Art Car Boot Fair and am very pleased to have sold a print. Bodes well perhaps for my participation in Making Art Work’s upcoming art market on 19 September. Do come if you can.
Venue: Market Hall, Lockmeadow, Baker Road, Maidstone ME16 8LW. 9am-4pm. Free entry.
I am feeling very positive generally at the moment – not just because of the sale! A recent tutorial with Rosalind Davis of ZAP gave me a real lift and was really helpful. I’ve done an initial rewrite of my artist’s statement, which has led directly to more focused new work and plans are afoot to make my website easier to navigate and bring the work more to the fore.
The new work is for an upcoming exhibition as part of SALT in Folkestone together with Helen Lindon and Joanna Jones. The image is a hint of what will become an installation piece.