Gosh! What a busy first half of the season. About half way through the TheArtboat’s travelling and trading period and I am already almost out of original paintings…which is why I have made the decision to stay down in London and The Lee and Stort for the rest of July, and then travel slowly up the Grand Union northward, popping up as I go. I desperately need to make painting time and I have therefore had to cancel Cosgrove Linslade and Blisworth. It was a hard decision to make as I shall miss doing these festivals and catching up with old friends. Hopefully I will make up for it by having lots of new paintings to show. Two new dates I can definitely add to my calendar are;
6th-8th July….. Ware Festival
12th-22nd July….. Mile End festival
Both are new events for me so I am really looking forward to them.
One of the paintings that has been re-homed this year. “Tranquil” a portrait of one of the distinctive locks on the Grand Union Canal near Watford.
What I have been up to so far this summer.
I loved being down on the Grand Union. Setting up gallery on The Art Boat at Berkhamsted floating Market, Rickmansworth festival and Boxmoor. Berkhamsted in particular was a fantastic event for me with the people of the town embracing the market wholeheartedly and making us feel really welcome. My stock of paintings was already low before I was (easily) persuaded by friends on The Hippie Boat to carry on my journey and pop into London. It has been an experience. A very different way of boating, but one that I am glad to have experienced. I am now up on the Lee in Hertford enjoying this beautiful town and getting ready for The Ware Festival next weekend. After that it is back to London and the Mile end festival.
Still waterside based but not on the canal this time. Titled Quietude 1,2,3,4. Each one is 8″ x 8″ Number 1 is already sold but hoping to get the other three on my website soon.
And lastly …I hope you enjoy the main photo taken in Berkhamsted. A very rare occurrence (the only time to date!), of TheArtBoat moving with awning and shelves already set up. It was a scary moment, and only made possible by the stillness of the day. Thank you Alan Price for the photo and Barry Sharland for the expert steering.
Until next time,