It’s May and festival time. That means the Artists’ Open Houses, and this year – like last – I’m in Curtis Tappenden’s Annual Return to the Wrong Side of the Tracks, part of the Beyond the Level trail. I was originally with Curtis all those years ago, until I was headhunted by The Dragonfly House, but now I’m back. He’s only open on Sundays so it’s not so taxing. However I’m also invigilating on Saturdays at Stuff, up the road at 46 Clyde Road where Susan Sainsbury and others are selling stuff from the empty basement of her house. I’m flogging Ladybird books, Dr Who annuals and Midwinter pottery. So, not much spare weekend time to visit other Open Houses.
Along with the usual prints, I’m selling some vintage oil paintings and watercolours by silent auction. They are:
- Elvis’s hideouts #3 Argus House, 1993, oil, which is currently up to £80
- Mrs Malevich anticipates the Bauhaus after a glass of Bass, 1993, oil, on £50
- St Bartholomews, watercolour, 1992, on £100
- St Bartholmews, ink, 1992, no bids so far, starting at £50 – if it gets no bids, I’ll consider offers.
it’s the last weekend this weekend, so come along on Sunday and make a bid – or email me! Elsewhere in the festival I painted a door (not very well) at Bom-Banes restaurant in George Street. The theme was black and white and it was to accompany a crossword treasure hunt type thing. Doors were also painted by Bongo Peter and Baron Gilvan (who is also showing at 17 Clyde Road). The shows I’ve been to so far are listed on my other blog.