Today, I delivered a portrait to Patchings Art Centre at Calverton in Nottinghamshire.
It is to host a National Art Competition sponsored by both the Artist magazine and Leisure Painter. 140 works have been accepted for exhibition, 70 in the professional category and 70 in the amateur.
I am pleased to say that my portrait of " Mrs. McLeod" will be on display in the professional section.Another painting I entered, "Makena", has been "Highly Commended" and will appear shortly on the Patchings website.
The exhibition runs from June 10th -July 11th.
The opening runs concurrently with the 17th Patchings Art, Craft and Design Festival (June 10th-13th). Attracting over 15000 visitors, it "comprises over 150 nationally renowned artists and craft designers demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their work. It has become one of the UK's most celebrated art and craft festivals."
For full details of the Exhibition and Festival, check out the Patchings website at www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk