After several online exhibitions, I was pleased that the Tŷ Pawb open exhibition in Wrexham, North Wales, was having a proper exhibition in the gallery. I was due to visit today and had booked a timeslot to see my painting amongst the works selected.
Then, last Thursday, the government announced new restrictions for Wales and the opening was postponed, you can imagine my disappointment.
After a few quite successful months selling paintings and having work and articles published, there now seems to be a general feeling of malaise in the art world as there appears to be no end to the pandemic.
Having said that, I was impressed with the way a couple of young artists locally were showing their work. I had seen it advertised on Facebook and it looked interesting.
Jen and Amelia, who live near me in Eccles, were holding an 'Art in The Garden' exhibition. On a horrible wet day I wasn't sure that this would go ahead but went to check it out.
Under a very wet awning, they had displayed their paintings and were keen to discuss the work with people who came to view it.
A shame the weather spoilt the number of visitors but a super idea in the present climate where a lot of local galleries are closed. An admirable effort from two young artists who wanted to exhibit their work. I hope they do very well in this venture and look forward to future shows.
Who knows, this could be the way forward for other artists in these restricted times.
Certainly something to think about!