Friday, March 19, 2010

And now, the end is near.

Tomorrow is the last day of my first ever solo exhibition and I thought I would share my feeling on having taken such a big step, both before and almost after the event.

I have to say that first and foremost the comments received on this and my other blogs have had a very great influence on me and boosted my confidence in the images, to the extent that I felt able to put them on public display. Having said that I was still terrified that they would not be well received, even hated.

Like any artist I love and hate my work, with the same eye I see both the wonder and the faults and am unable to see them as an outsider. So from a purely artistic side I was very worried; from the position of a business man, I had no clue of what was involved and that scared me. If I had thought it through properly I probably would not have done it, ignorance really is bliss.

The moment I was faced with 35 framed images and yards of blank wall was the point I nearly became unstuck, it was only Carolyn’s intervention and skill at design that saved the day.

Once up it looked, to me at least, fantastic and the first sale came before the show had opened! The following days have seen a steady number of visitors and some very kind comments.

Now it’s nearly over I feel empowered by the whole process, less daunted by the future and ready to expand my goals. The first step is the announcement that I have a second exhibition coming up, the show is titled Bricks and Water and shortly I’ll update you on the when and where.

The picture today is from the opening day and for me summed up the day wonderfully, as anyone there could not have failed to see the excellent Red Shoes perform, or realised just how cold Leek can be in February.

Now playing: The Doors - The End
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