Just got the news that I have been selected for the East Sussex Open at the Towner Gallery. They selected the photos Birthday and Bluebells. I’ve already posted both these photos, but happy to post them again with this note. Both are already printed and framed from my exhibition in Brighton, so I only need to work on the text to go with it. So pleased, it means that my cv is beginning to look quite respectable now. Its such a slog entering all these things. I had had a last minute dash to Eastbourne to deliver the disc and application form, before the deadline. Got there five minutes before and found a queue of several other artists who had done the same! Many thanks to Barry, who managed to get me there, even though we were held up waiting for a train.
Here is a photo of my first sale, hung up and on the wall of my friend’s house, who bought it from me. It seems perfect for a domestic setting, as the project is based on a fictional family album. Its hard to believe its an A2 print, as it looks quite small on the wall. Had a lovely meal with her, in a great pub, when I went round. I do miss being in London.
On Friday I will be delivering the photo- On holiday in Southend, “Photos I’ll never take.” My first sale from this project and as a lens based artist.
I showed it at the Brighton Photofringe, but as a small print in a silver frame. My friend Susan Kay bought it, but in size A2. I like the picture, but seeing myself in a swimming costume that large, shows up all my imperfections, including the fact that it was quite cold, I was just pretending it was warm. In A2 my skin looks a bit mottled. Never mind, I’ve been known to sunbathe in cold weather, so, apart from the doll, it isn’t that far from reality.
Its a limited edition of 10, with two artist proofs. Here is a web size version to see.