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A busy month of May…

May was a busy (and pleasing) month!

Back in January, I received a phone call from 2 women wanting to use my artwork as a wallpaper feature wall. They were part of a TV show and it was not hard to guess they were contestants on HOUSE RULES on Channel 7.

They initially has asked if I could go and paint one of my paintings on a feature wall. I advised them, that unfortunately this can not be done with watercolour (as they wanted a watercolour work). So instead, I provided them with an image that they could use to blow up and make into a wallpaper.

This episode was aired on the 21st-22nd May, revealing to the NSW contestants my Harbour Bridge Sunset painting, which featured in their new Lounge Room.

On another note, I was accepted as one of the 350 finalists at this months Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. 1000 artworks are submitted, so I was very pleased I made the shortlist.

I later found out that I also received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for one of my pieces and also sold two of my works during the show ๐Ÿ™‚

And finally, I had success at the Oyster Bay Art & Craft Festival, selling one of my cafe street scenes.

I had a busy month and now can collect myself (and paint a lot more!) in the 2 month break until my next exhibition.

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Surprises

I had come down from the Springwood Art Show, where it was a treat to see 3 red dots beside my collection of work there. It’s a great feeling as an artist, to think that someone has really liked my work and will have my painting hanging on their walls.:)

I walked in to collect my Penrith Show paintings and a surprise to me – I had won first place in the watercolour section! While talking about the lovely ribbon that you receive, someone pointed out that behind me, was another one of my works, with another prize on it (‘Council Overall Winner of Painting and Drawing’).

That equals 5 surprises in a matter of hours, and therefore resulting in some very happy (and sore) cheeks for the drive home.

‘Wet Suits’, First in Watercolour at the Penrith Show

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‘By The Window’, Overall Council Winner

August saw the close of the hospital exhibition, ‘Celebrating Life with Watercolours’. Had a couple of sales and took the work down last Friday.

Since my last post, I have completed a number of works. Here are some of them!

Boats on sand in Wareemba Sydney

Wymston Parade, Canada Bay

Gondolas and gondoliers

Lined up

Street scene of Bologna Italy

Bologna, Italy

My next show, will be at the Nepean Spring Exhibit www.nepeanartsociety.org on the 12th – 13th September. Oh, how nice it is Spring at last!

Children’s Hospital show opening

Last Thursday saw the launch of ‘Celebrating Life with Watercolours’ by Joe Cartwright and myself. It was a wonderful night, with special guests from Louis Vuitton, other artists and friends, who came out on the night (thank you!) Thanks to Joe for the photos ๐Ÿ™‚

The 26 pieces are on exhibit and sale until 28th August. Percentage of sales going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

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I have also been fortunate to also been awarded three Highly Commended awards in Watercolour. Two awards given at the Macquarie Towns Arts Show and one at the Oyster Bay Arts Festival ๐Ÿ™‚

Purple pink Hydrangea flower painting

Hydrangea Intricacy – Highly Commended

wet Sydney street scene watercolor

Stop/Start – Highly Commended

'Drifting Along' - Highly Commended

‘Drifting Along’ – Highly Commended

I was pleased to sell a three of paintings over the weekend at Oyster Bay and Richmond too! A nice end to the month of May, I must say!

Over the long weekend I will be exhibiting works in King Valley and Taralga!

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I had a great weekend.

I had no idea that I had won second prize at the Blackheath Rhododendron Art Show, until I got there after a 1.5 hour drive. A nice surprise indeed!! The tiredness of the drive definitely disappeared…especially when even better news was given: that I sold 2/3 paintings exhibited! “YAY!”, became my favourite phrase of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

Second prize in Watercolour/Pastel section

Second prize in Watercolour/Pastel section

Surprised me with winning and sold painting

Surprised me with winning and sold painting

My sold painting - YAY!

My sold painting – YAY!

The week has been a week of experimenting with new subjects, disasters that I will have to learn from and organising new workshops, websites, pages and learning a lot of new web jargon!

My friend Joe Cartwrightย  dropped off my paintings at the Blue Mountains Artfest at Wentworth Falls that is on this weekend. Balmain Art and Craft show is on at the same time and are the last shows for me for this year – PHEW! Hope you can check them out!

Some work on display this weekend…

sunrise over Venice, Italy

Venice Sunrise

Wet Sydney city street scene watercolour

‘I don’t like Mondays’