A couple of people have asked, and the answer is, I am not taking part in Somerset Open Studios this year.
My own studio is much more mobile, so is not suited to be a venue. I’ve managed to reduce my equipment down to a few boxes and I am planning to move around in the next year, hoping to get out and about, around Somerset and the South West.
I may take part in a local Christmas Fayre, more about that when I have details.
I plan to do a workshop in Wells next year. Probably just one.
I may do an occasional art/craft fair.
I plan to focus on printmaking, mainly reduction linocut prints.
Somerset Art Weeks 2017 festival has finished. It was the first time I’ve taken part and was an interesting experience. I’m afraid I didn’t get out to see any other venues.
I made some new work specially for the Prospect theme, joining the many artists who have created work inspired by the landscape at Kilve Beach. I’ve been intending to extend my choice of subjects for some time.
While I was at the gallery I was working on a linocut of an ancient sweet chestnut tree that I saw at Nynehead near Wellington. I didn’t manage to finish it during the two weeks. I’ll add it to the gallery on my website as soon as it’s done, so you can see the results.
The Family friendly “Have a Go” event was lots of fun. I’m very grateful to St. Cuthbert’s Mill for the idea and for providing the paper too.
I created two ready cut lino blocks so that people could try printing on St Cuthbert’s lovely Somerset paper. It was a popular event with some very enthusiastic participants ranging from three years old to quite a bit older. I interpreted “family” very openly to mean “anyone at all.” I will do a rerun of the “Have a go” event sometime, perhaps at half term.
Although the Paper Prospects exhibition is now finished, my work remains on display on my website.