It’s one of the very few regrets of my life. The Royal College (assuming I had been accepted of course) would have set my life as an artist on a completely different course. Not that I regret what has happened since, but still.......... I would probably still be drawing people on the tubes and buses, no doubt
Anyway, on this visit my daughter and I first went to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly. It was bursting with colour and a huge variation of works from all over the world. Some work we fell in love with, others we couldn’t get our heads around at all. A plain white canvas? Some muddy daubs? We decided that the exhibition was a little like an haute couture fashion show; you weren’t really expected to like everything, or even want all the pieces on display. The clothes and models might be completely outlandish, challenging you to consider different points of view around clothing and appearances.
Another day, we went to the Affordable Art Fair on Hampstead Heath. Here were a mind-boggling 113 galleries showing all genres of art from £40 - £4,000. It’s not possible to wander this fair without being seduced by a beautiful piece of original art every other minute. I fell in love so many times! Fabulous paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings were all around us. There were also practical free demonstrations, talks and workshops, but we couldn’t stay for any as our time was limited.
Classes Update - I'll be back at Villa Bologna this Friday, 19th June to help everyone paint in the lovely gardens, and at Le Meridien in Ballutta Bay on Tuesday 23rd. More details HERE
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