|Me on the left, Philip on the right|
This year I have become quite the amateur artist, taking part in weekly classes and painting with my friend Jim. I have become a member of the Desert Art Center and the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. It has been exciting to sell paintings and receive some awards - all very encouraging. Just yesterday, I signed a contract with a new local gallery who will be showing six of my paintings when they open in a few weeks. Pity I won't be here to drink the champagne on opening night!
|I messed this up with a dark background but it was nice at this stage!|
|Quick and loose!|
|Entered for painter of the Year Competition last week but the Juror didn't like it and severely criticised - ya boo sucks to her - I sold it anyway!|
|Sold this one!|
|This one got an 'Honorable Mention' in the Annual Show - sold it!|
|Second Prize - Painter of the month competition - Philip's favourite - can't sell!|
I am not as yet sure what I can become involved with in the UK. Last year I entered the Patchings Art Competition, was accepted and sold my first painting. This year I have had them all rejected - I guess we have to live with failure too!