Monday, 15 December 2014

After ClareGalway Christmas Craft Fair

I am still on a high from the wonderful weekend I had at the first Claregalway Christmas Craft Fair. It was a magical venue and the entertainment and craft on display was excellent. It was not without some first time teething problems one of which was that it was over two levels and many visitors did not know that there was more upstairs and missed half the exhibitors, a couple of arrows and signs would have helped, Yes, I was upstairs so this small thing effected me big time but that beside the organisers were so helpful and accommodating and I can see this event growing and fast becoming the BEST Christmas Fair in the west to match the already outstanding Garden Festival they run there during the summer, so well done to the Castle for taking the initiative and giving us craft people a beautiful venue to showcase our work. I imagine as it grows It will become harder to get in so some mindful curating may be required, if I specialised in flower arrangements for example I would not want to find another 3 stall holders doing the same thing.
I met many interesting people and it was lovely to be able talk to "the customer" which does not happen in a Gallery except on opening night. I was flattered by how many knew of my work and a couple already had paintings by me. Thank you to all who bought and I was especially pleased that most of my artist books sold. Many took my card so if you are reading this blog and are sorry that you did not buy  I am offering 20% discount on all the larger oil paintings I had at the Fair until December 24th, If you don't already have my contact details you will find it on my web site or leave a comment below.
Here are a few pictures for those that missed it.
Yes it is a real castle and a perfect venue for a Christmas event and when it got dark it was stunning with the lights and log fires burning outside.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Claregalway Castle Christmas Fair

Just a quick note to tell you I will be showing some art and crafts this weekend at the Claregalway Castle Christmas Fair. I have a terrific mix of items, from paintings, purses, dolls, cards, artist books and even some up cycled furniture so if you are in the area pop in and take a look.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

On my easel this week

I has been a while since I showed you anything on my easel, mainly because there has been nothing to show but this week I did some painting, nothing too exciting but it is a start. I'm not sure if its finished yet but i need to leave it to dry for a while and I will see how I feel about it then. I used a very limited palette because so many of my paint tubes have gone hard from lack of use, i will have to take a trip to an art shop and get some new tubes, maybe Santa might bring me new paints. i would love a good quality water color set that I could travel with any suggestions?

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