I was overjoyed when, back at the end of May, I received the email that told me that I had 3 paintings which had been selected for the Liverpool Art Fair - and last night I was bursting with pride to see them on display for the Private View.
The 2017 Liverpool Art Fair is housed in a custom built gallery space constructed out of shipping containers situated right in the heart of the Pier Head Summer Village - a fantastic space right on Liverpool Waterfront bursting with food stalls, outdoor bars and fairground rides (some of which go as high as the moon!) This photo from the Liverpool Echo shows the gallery under construction with the rest of the village - in the glorious Liverpool rain!
My friends and family will tell you that I am not entirely comfortable at these events (and do tend to try and hide!) so luckily I went along with amazing friends who made me (and I mean made me) have my picture taken with my work so therefore admitting publicly that they were mine! But you know what, it led to people giving me some fantastic comments and, on what can often be a lonely journey, it gave me some reassurance that the mad, crazy decision to concentrate on my art full-time is not as mad and crazy as it sometimes feels!
This is the most ambitious open exhibition I have entered so far, and with the scone which is my most ambitious painting to date - and the experience last night, as well as some of the other attention it has attracted so far have given me a real boost and a real surge in determination to keep heading onwards and upwards!
And some of the other attention that the scone has attracted also includes a lovely mention on BBC Radio Merseyside... (fame at last ha ha! Hear the audio below - if it'll work on your gadget of choice!)
The 2017 Liverpool Art Fair is bursting with great artwork across all genres including sculpture, photography and printmaking and it is well worth a visit over the Summer - along with a visit to one of the lovely bars and foodie stalls at Pier Head Village!