June - MACS Annual Exhibition
We set up on the Friday evening and it is always exciting to see the new work of our members - and that of guest exhibitors as it comes through the door. One of the great things about MACS is that anyone in the club can enter work, whether they having been doing art for a year - or many years and it is great to see peoples work styles an confidence grow year on year. The pictures get moved around a bit as new ones arrive - but the finished result is always a balanced display.
This year we had to erect more screens to accommodate all of the work which was great!
I exhibited a couple of Henley Royal Regatta pictures. One of which, the Thames Challenge Cup was awarded the runner up prize for the 'favourite picture' as voted for by visitors to the exhibition which was a real honour.
June - Bucks Open Studios at Emerald
After a quick trip back to Marlow to pick up paint and my trusty painting gear we set to work - and what a difference a fresh coat of paint made - the works just shone!
Talking of differences, this year I asked Cath to professionally frame my pictures and was blown away with with the results - this was the first time I had seen my new work mounted and framed - no going back to Ikea frames now . . .
Note: Cath kindly reframed the others for me so they all look the same now!