I had a lovely surprise when I noticed a red dot on my painting at the National Open art private view last night! The exhibition is very well curated, and spreads over several floors of the fabulous Bargehouse Oxo tower wharf.
Looking forward to being part of 21st National Open Art Exhibition at the Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Southbank London | 17 – 26 November 2017
FREE ADMISSION Open daily 11am – 6pm (Closes 3pm 17 & 23 Nov)
Highlights of this free ten-day exhibition event include:
# Works by Damien Hirst, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cornelia Parker, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake and 14 other internationally acclaimed artists, in the Turkish Tulips Exhibition Portfolio. Housed in the Tulip Gallery and curated by Young British Artist and NOA Vice-President Gavin Turk, this is a spectacle not to be missed.
# The House of Fairytales – a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for children and adults. They’ll be screening their award-winning documentary feature film, Most Likely to Succeed, about the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods on Saturday 25th November. And throughout Sunday 26th, children will be able to make their own film for the House of Fairytales cinema – just book a ticket on Eventbrite and drop in to enjoy this unique creative experience.With all this plus five artists in residence in the Open Art Studio and more attractions to be announced, this is sure to be one of the highlights of the year’s art events calendar.
Entry to the exhibition is free, so come and enjoy a wonderful array of creative and artistic inspiration from the 17 to 26 November at the Bargehouse in London’s Oxo Tower.
I have a selection of very affordable postcard sized framed original watercolour dress paintings for sale which is being constantly updated from now until mid December – worldwide shipping available . If you’d like to see images of what’s available at any time, just send me an email for more details.
I’m having a ‘good news for art week’ as I just heard that 2 of my large paintings of vintage dresses have been pre-selected for the Royal West of England Academy Open- fingers crossed for final judging!
The RWA is the UK’s only regional Royal Academy of Art and one of only five in total, alongside those in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London.
Very pleased to hear that ‘Out of the Wardrobe’ will be staying out of the wardrobe for a bit longer as it has been selected for the National Open Art show at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower in Novermber. More details to follow nearer the time.
Out of the Wardrobe’ has been shortlisted for the National Open Art competition 2017, and therefore eligible for the ‘World art Vote’ – please click this link to vote if you like it!
Please vote here – World art vote
I’m just starting on a new series of dress paintings using an ‘A’ line dress shape as a different silhouette – what do you think? I’m planning to make the new series more graphic as a contrast to the 1950s vintage party dress series. The first painting is a pair of dresses contrasting winter and summer landscapes- Dimdra and Vera’s dresses.
It was good to such a great variety of paintings, ceramics and installations at the opening event. Lovely cocktails too! It’s on at #CandidArts #Islington EC1 until Sunday 4th June.
Here are a few of the paintings I had on show at the Menier gallery last week. Pleased to sell some of the smaller ones.