There is a great intiative in Colchester called Slack Space and it's a great way of transforming empty shop units into something that is both useful and far better on the eye! These spaces are transformed into exhibition spaces and give artists like myself the opportunity to get our work seen.
So I sent an email submission and was accepted, my work goes in tomorrow and hopefully they will include in their current exhibition. It comes down to the curator and their selection, my fingers seem to be in a permenant state of crossed these days.
Still waiting to hear back about the John Moore Prize, and so begins the 2012 cycle of submissions and applications to exhibitions and prizes. Gettting my work known and my name recognised is so hard, and means putting in a lot of hours after a long day at work. It is made a lot easier by the support I continually get from Kerrie - she's dropping my work off for me tomorrow as I can't get back from work in time!
I have promised her that with the first painting I sell for a handsome price I will get her a Mulberry handbag!
2012, here I come....let's be having you!