Today I was at the first day of a weekend art fair at a Bolton deli/café/bistro called Delicieux. The fair nearly didn’t happen at all as two days before the chap who was organising it pulled out taking four of the other artists with him. He maintained that it was due to problems with the café management. I have since learned that he needed to look a little closer to home for the source of the problem! The four remaining artists, including yours truly, have gone ahead with a fair, with the café management being very helpful.
My bit, all set up and awaiting the buying hoards
Julia Entwistle, who I met first at a group landscape exhibition at the Gallery at St Georges House, describes herself as a ‘romantic landscape painter’. Here is a typical one of her pieces (sorry about the reflections):
However the pieces I really liked were the ‘experimental’ ones where she’d played with gouache and ink to get ‘enchanted’ landscapes. I should have photographed one!
Mary Rudkin is a textile artist. Even with her mixed media pieces she uses pieces of paper dress patterns.
Lesley Taylor is a watercolourist and jewellery maker. She had a lot of interest in her jewellery today but this has not yet translated into sales. She had some little flower paintings which she called her ‘spare room paintings’ as they were suitable for brightening up a spare bedroom.
One of the ‘problems’ today was that, while the location is very pleasant, people coming in were looking for a drink and some lunch, not to buy art. My huge sales of Doug Wellyn’s Potting Shed Prints and Kitchen Quotes have yet to materialise. Still, we’ve got tomorrow!