I received a couple of commendations recently for my watercolours at the Drummoyne Art Show. I don’t like being in front of people, but we award winners, had to go on stage, collect our certificates and pose for these wonderful photos with local councilors…
It’s been a busy couple of weeks ( I think I say that every time!) with the usual pick ups and drops offs at shows. But for the last few weeks, it’s been heads down putting final touches to paintings for a group show to open the last week of May.
The exhibit is with artist Joe Cartwright, titled ‘Celebrating Life With Watercolour’. It will be part of the Winter art program launch at the Randwick Children’s Hospital on Thursday May 28th.
A couple of years back, I was a volunteer at this hospital and would spend my breaks walking up and down the corridors admiring the art. So much talent! There came a time though, that I stopped painting posters for the kids walls, and decided I needed to trade my Saturday’s there, for lessons in my favourite medium: Watercolour.
Full circle – I thought it would be perfect to show my work here, especially with my understanding and insight of how important a role art plays is in a hospital and especially in a children’s hospital. Never would I have imagined my work would be hung on the walls one day.
I have lots of framing to do – hope to see you there!