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Studio Diary April 2018

30 April 2018

Wow, not sure where this year has gone so far, as I write this I am five days away from opening my studio for Oxfordshire Artweeks and I am not as prepared as I would like! I don't have as much new work as I would like.

I should probably forgive myself a little... I have been working very hard (just not doing much printing! How did I get fifty prints done last year...?)
In March I put on the biggest and most successful exhibition of my career so far, at Claydon Estate. It was wonderful to see so many of my past students and customers making the effort to visit and support me and it was lovely to meet some new enthusiasts. I showed my #50prints2017 alongside forty of my best ever pieces. Everyone keeps asking me what the dates are for next year's solo!... It might take me a few years to build up enough work to put on another exhibition of that scale. There was work form the past eight years at the last one. Here is a photo of me from the private view.
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So as mentioned, preparations for Artweeks did fall a little behind schedule, but so far, I have managed to give my room a lick of paint, I have also installed new art rails which should give me more flexibility when arranging my pictures.
This week I have lots of work to frame and a bit of tidying to do but all should be fine and dandy by Saturday 5th.
Here is the link to my Oxfordshire Artweeks entry and don't miss Bicester's Art Trail this year, you can pick one up from me when you come or download the digital version.
My studio will be open every day from the 5th until the 13th May. I then have four weeks until Bucks Art Weeks begins! I will be back at Claydon Estate, showing at Claydon Gallery.
Wish me a productive few weeks!


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