Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Art Support

Three drawings transferred today at art support; A second version of a surreal portrait of my friend Andrew, a flower of awe! and the giant snail-mountain that is about tiredness. The flower is a new idea that just popped right into my head one night. It's very simple but I decided it was perfect for an oval frame that a dear friend gave to me.


My friend Kath Laird there agreed to drop off three pictures for an exhibition in Trafford on Friday, and she and her husband Peter have collected lots of paintings for an exhibition in Nantwich tomorrow which they did despite the rules calling for members to deliver them personally. Another friend there Jean Briers had a picture of mine waiting too, after collecting it for me from the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham, and another friend there Susan Mascarenhas helped me take the whole lot home in the very icy driving conditions. Without the kindness of these people I'd really struggle to exhibit, in some cases I simply couldn't. I owe them so much and can offer so little.

7 comments :

Kathy said...

Isn't it wonderful to have friends?? You say you have so little to offer them in return, but I doubt that. They must hold you in very high regard, as do I :)

Kay said...

I'm heading for Trafford on Saturday as well to enter the open. All being well. A friend is driving me there (as I don't drive), snow allowing. Good luck with your pictures.

Mark Sheeky said...

Well I try my best Kathy! :) I don't drive either Kay which was never a problem when I sat at home programming computer games! Now I'm reliant on public transport or lifts from friends when it comes to taking pictures around, and it's hard to take big pictures on the bus - as I'm sure you know! Best of luck with the exhibition. It's not one I've entered before so I've no idea what to expect. PS. If you had a normal blogger "follow" on your blog instead of the Facebook one I would have "followed" it months ago.

-Don said...

I am in awe of your "flower of awe!" sketch. You've captured so much energy and beauty with just a few strokes of the pencil. Nice job! Good luck with your exhibitions. Where would we be in life without our friends?

-Don

hwfarber said...

One day, you'll have a chauffeur!

PAMO said...

Nice drawing Mark! It's great to have such supportive art friends. I'm sure they feel supported by you in other non transportation ways. And perhaps when you have your chauffeur as Hallie predicts, you can do all the hauling. : ))

Mark Sheeky said...

Not quite enough awe for me Don! I've decided to redraw it! Thanks Pam and Hallie! A toast to my future chauffeur!