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Night Sky Battle of Hastings - on the London Underground.

Open House, Art Underground, Chelsea Exhibition.


A shock to realise how long it is since my last post.  Open House has been and gone.  The art too!

Artists' Open House

Jill’s paintings, Wolf at the door 2017

It’s not just laziness/busyness The run up to the May Artists’ Open House is always phenomenally busy. Then in the first week or so,  my old computer kept crashing and finally hit the buffers. I didn’t have the time or mental capacity to hunt for a new one and start retrieving  files. I’ve been functioning on an old borrowed one without my stored data and email addresses.  Everything has taken ten times as long.

newly-restored garden building

The upcycled workshop!

AOH 17 is just a memory!.  It was as ever a great experience once up and running: lovely  appreciative visitors, fascinating conversations, new connections, potential collaborations…and a lot of pleasure evident all round.  Everyone loved the new-style workshop/garden room.  Will I do it again? I don’t know.  it’s such a lot of work mostly of the boring kind. But then again…

New collage work

New work in the garden room: ‘New Life’ series.

Night Skies have played a big part recently. The large canvas at the top of my last post sold at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair.  Another may be going to Canada.  A whole lot of little night skies on reclaimed board have gone to new homes during Open House. And my giant Night Sky 1066 (made for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings) is – guess where – on the Tube!

Night Sky Battle of Hastings - on the London Underground.

Night Sky Oct 14th 1066

To be precise, an amost full-size poster of it is, at Regent’s Park Station in London, a brief stroll from the Planetarium. The original has just gone on display at the rose&king Gallery in Brook St, Mayfair, as part of the ArtBelow exhibition. It’ll be there till 1st July (Private View is this Thursday, 22nd.)

I now have a brand new computer and lots to catch up on – things are still really busy.  I need to get in that studio – the longer you leave it, the  more you lose momentum. At present it’s too hot even to make paper – which is a summer activity for preference since it involves a lot of water sploshing about and a lot of mess.

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sleeping cat