I can’t believe we’re nearly halfway through 2017 already. Whilst I enjoy sitting in the last of the evening sunlight at 9pm I was thinking back to this time six months ago. Back then the sun faded from view five hours earlier, and I was blowing away the grogginess of festive partying by creating my first art exhibition entry of the new year.
I'd seen a call-out from the Surface Gallery for entries to their annual International Postcard Show a couple of days earlier. I was keen to create a new postcard art work to start 2017 with an exhibited work under my belt, but with very limited time (and a food and drink hangover) I needed some quick inspiration. This came from a surprising source - a Spirograph set I received as a Christmas present a week earlier! From this humble beginning ‘Taut’ was born:
Taut Acrylic and ink on watercolour paper 2017 15.2cm x 10.2cm
There are lots of other artist interview posts to read from the exhibition on the Surface Gallery blog too. It was a great show to be part of, with a huge variety of fantastic original art work up for grabs at a bargain price.
Keep your eye out for opportunities to get involved in future shows at Surface Gallery (either as an exhibitor or a visitor). It’s great to see a gallery which celebrates and supports the benefits of community engagement and broadened participation in the arts.
Surface Gallery is a volunteer-led initiative which makes what they’re achieving even more impressive – thanks for letting me play a little part in your story.