It is places and spaces this time. The exhibition at Brightspace Gallery in Melbourne heralded a few firsts for me. It was the first time exhibiting in this wonderful space and it indeed lived up to its name. Many commented on the large viewing area and how vibrant the paintings looked on the newly painted white walls. This was the first time my exhibition in Melbourne spanned more than a weekend. The weekday visiting was steady, topped off with another first – a workshop at the gallery surrounded by the exhibition and interspersed with visitors to see the show. Twenty students attended and all said they achieved their aims and left inspired. The waiting list is growing for another workshop so plans are developing for another event before the next Melbourne exhibition.
Portugal is the next workshop planned. In conjunction with Art In The Algarve, I am offering a one week painting workshop next year in the quaint fishing village of Olhao in Portugal in October 2019! Located on the stunning Algarve coastline, this will be a relaxing and energizing art holiday with accommodation, all meals and tuition included. So if spending lazy days sketching and painting in a fully supported art environment with a wonderful home cooked meal and wine at the end of the day sounds like your idea of fun... this is exactly the holiday for you. To book this course and find out about the art school please go to Art in the Algarve.
The last place, but actually the next place is the UK. We will be heading off on an artist’s journey through the UK next week. I will be following in the footsteps of some famous painters and doing plein air painting as I go. Follow the journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I will be posting images of the paintings and all work will be for sale as I go. I have had many recommendations of scenic landscapes and information on famous and lesser known artists who have loved and painted the areas where they lived and travelled. I wonder if your favourite places will be featured? Keep me posted and I will do likewise!