We are not quite ready for the grand opening of the new gallery - we've had a lot of teething problems, with seemingly everything going against us one way or another, but we're getting ever closer and will be hanging in earnest over the weekend, then just 190 labels to type out, print and put up....
We've been overwhelmed with all the positive thoughts and good wishes from all our artist exhibitors, so really can't wait now to actually unveil them all - we've got an almost unbelievable array of talented artists from across the country, hand-picked from painting friends and revered colleagues. For now, just take a look at the website at www.peterbarkerfineart.co.uk .....but very, very soon at the paintings in real life!
I truly believe we must have one of the best collections of fine artists in the country, and possibly the best line-up for an opening of a brand new gallery.
Will post some pics over the weekend.
In the meantime, here's a demo painting I did yesterday for the lovely people of Maulden art Group. Hadn't touched a brush in over two weeks, so felt a bit ring-rusty to start. This is it in its raw state, without any tweaking at home, but will post a finished version soon, when more brush time allows!