It's back to the easel now, after a successful exhibition is over

It's back to the easel now, after a successful exhibition is over

Well, it is a few days now since we dismantled our exhibition at the Makers Mezzanine in Whitney on Wye in Herefordshire. We enjoyed the 9 days of H-art (Herefordshire art ) week this year as, unlike in previous years, we were able to visit other venues across the county......

H-art 2019 at the Makers Mezzanine Ivan Jones pastel artist

We did meet a lot of people during our exhibition as we attended the preview on Friday September 6th and stewarded on the afternoons of the 10th and 12th. It was great to hear feedback from visitors about the venue as well as my artwork and it was all very positive. And we sold the hedgehog as well as numerous greetings cards....bonus! 

Ivan Jones pastel artist at Makers Mezzanine preview with Emma Bevan and guests

Over the 9 days there were 670 visitors to the Makers Mezzanine compared to my average here at home of 150! So although I could not showcase my studio, work environment and garden ( as well as 36 artworks) as I do when I open my studio to the public, we certainly had much more exposure at the gallery.

Ivan Jones pastel artist exhibition H-art 2018 at home in Wigmore

H-art also allowed me to see what other venues may be suitable for next year's exhibition. I also have an opportunity to exhibit in a new gallery in Crickhowell in mid-Wales so watch this space for more on that soon!

Just to add that the photos below were taken of Crickhowell and the Crickhowell Oriel Art Gallery from the Visit Crickhowell website. Thank you Suzette Pratten. 

Crickhowell and galleries

So on we go with commission work. My current one is a surprise for Christmas. It is a dog portrait and you can see me working on her on my instagram feed. Luckily it is her whiskers that make her so unique - until I add them, she just looks like a spaniel...Next I have a family portrait - husband and wife with their two dogs - and then an olive tree for a friend who has a house in Northern Cyprus!  

Gilli and John family portrait reference photo collage

Note that this reference photo is a collage of four photos combined to make one.

So have a great day and if you ever want me to create something special for someone special then you know how to find me! 

 

 

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