If you had told me that this time last year I would have just had my first ever solo exhibition, I’d have thought you were joking. It’s been just over a month since that very thing happened and I still can’t quite believe it. I still can’t!
As many of you may know, I first exhibited with Pier Road Coffee and Art Gallery in Littlehampton in November 2019 and I documented the occasion in my blog, here. I knew that I had to document this moment too as it is definitely going to be one of my 2020 highlights.
2020 was of course, a year that we may never forget, but I am so glad that I have something positive to remember it for. Although, there was a moment when I didn’t think it would even go ahead thanks to the second sudden lockdown!
Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November, a week to remember!
My solo exhibition was open from the 2nd November to the 8th November and although we could only be open properly for three days (thank you lockdown), it was the best week ever!
For several months I had been busy behind the scenes working on new paintings and photographic pieces to showcase during my exhibition. In the end I had 60 pieces altogether and it was a very surreal moment to see it all up on the wall! I took the day off work from my other job on the Monday and was there to welcome people in, talk about my work and sell more pieces on the first day than I ever dreamed of! I did not stop smiling all day!
Have a look at a selection of my work here:
That wasn’t all…
Not only that, on the Monday evening there was a live Facebook event which was a live tour and Q&A with me! It’s safe to say that I was absolutely terrified but it went really well. If you missed it, you can watch it here!
I was very grateful, especially with everything going on, that I managed to sell any of my work, let alone lots of pieces worldwide! It is such a surreal and humbling moment when someone loves your work that much, that they’d put it on their wall. To everyone who helped me get to this point, to the gallery, to my friends, family and everyone who supported me or purchased pieces – thank you! It means more than I can say!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all about my exhibition, have you spotted anything you want on your wall?
All images and photography included in this blog post are my own and subject to copyright.