Two exciting invitations

By Sally Pudney on 22nd January 2015

I thought I had a pretty full year planned with exhibitions.

And then, on Tuesday, I had an email from Rosie, who is helping Pru Green run the Sentinel Gallery (see previous post) asking me if I would like to exhibit some paintings in their opening exhibition in March! Well, of course, I said yes, I would love to, whilst counting up in my head the work that I had available – probably just enough! – and thinking that I would have to work very hard in the coming weeks to make sure I had enough work for Lexden Arts Festival as well!!

Then, yesterday afternoon, I had a phone call from Michelle, who runs the Naze Tower Gallery at Walton on the Naze, inviting me to show this year in either her Spring, Summer, or Autumn exhibition – she had seen my work in the Open Studios brochure. I was delighted – but dismayed! – as I knew I couldn’t possibly get enough work together with everything else I had already committed to doing. I thought that might be the end of the conversation, but Michelle suggested that we go for next year instead , and so I have chosen the Summer Exhibition in 2016 which will run from late June to early September. And Michelle has asked for TEN paintings. I’d better get busy!

Just heading out to my studio to finish ‘From my January garden’, and then I’m starting another dinghy painting . . . .


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