Friday, November 8, 2013

Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn Exhibition

The Cambridge Drawing Society recently held its Autumn Exhibition  at the Leys School in Cambridge. Over 240 works were on display from drawings & paintings to prints and sculpture in what is a magnificent, almost cathedral like,  setting.
Over 200 people attended the Private View, including the Mayor, Councillor Paul Saunders. Sales were brisk, despite the economic downturn, and at the end of the exhibition, a healthy profit was achieved.

As usual, the public was asked to vote for their favourite painting and I am delighted to say that one of mine was selected. Titled "Ill Fares the Land", it is my commentary on modern day society. It is not a comforting painting to look at. Some people found it disturbing others said it was  thought provoking.
In my next blog, I will talk about the ideas behind it and how it was constructed.