Tuesday, 8 December 2009

I am still here... honest...

Okay I know I have not posted on the blog for far too long, no wonder I don't have many followers yet! Embarrased....

I am pleased to say that I am fully booked with commissions at the moment, which considering the current climate has got to be a bonus. I know many artists have had very slow sales in the galleries this year (as have I!)

I have lots of work lined up for 2010, amongst which is submitting a portfolio for consideration to become a full member of the Society of Equestrian Artists... I am very nervous about it I must admit.....

I am also the exhibition Secretary for the Society of Equestrian Artist's Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries next August. I will be posting details in January about this.

I also committed to several exhibitions and shows in a blase way, including another local solo exhibition at Pendre Art Gallery in Cardigan, to coincide with Barley Saturday in April. More on this with images of course, nearer the date!

November 19th saw the arrival of my long awaited Spanish Don! Here is a piccy of him the day after he arrived. He is settling in well and as you can see from the pic has loads of filling out to do. He is also going to be a rather big chap as he is already 15.2 hh at 20 months old! I have to keep reminding myself he is only a baby!

Handsome boy...... I have to thank Rachel and Paul at St Piran's Stud for firstly allowing me to purchase him, and secondly looking after him so well for the first 18 months of his life. I also have to give HUGE thanks to Pete and Lynette Luck of Luck's Transport, see their website at http://www.horsetransport.org.uk/ who did the most professional and horse friendly job of transporting him here to Wales. I would recommend them unreservedly, thanks guys.

Better finish with some art work I guess! This is a pencil sketch of a friend's arab.

And here are two of my none equestrian works, the first is called "Old Boys" and is of Welsh Mountain rams, it has been sold. The second is called "Eclectic Blue" and is of the mantel shelf in my friend's house in the beautiful Alpujarras in Spain. It is currently hanging in my hallway, waiting for the right person to see it! Just finally I will say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody, or if you like Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Da ( I think I spelt that right....)