Draw 16


A few weeks ago I received an email which began “We had an unprecedented number of entries…and the competition for space was fierce”. What usually follows, in my rather limited experience of entering curated exhibitions, is disappointment. I was therefore delighted to see that the next sentence started with, “However…”

It’s a real thrill that two drawings I entered for the Society of Graphic Fine Arts exhibition in London next month have been accepted. Founded in the early years of the last century, the SGFA is the only society in the UK dedicated to drawing and encourages new media and contemporary practice as well as traditional drawing skills.

The two pictures are my paint sample chart drawings, Dimity and Other Stories, above, and a pastel drawing of swedes (rutabagas) – below – which marked the end of a rather frustrating period when every new project seemed to run into the rough.

Swedes blog

The Draw 16 exhibition runs from October 3-15 (closed Sunday 9 October) at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.

See you there!



46 thoughts on “Draw 16

  1. So well done!!
    Have just sent your post to one of my Besties who happens to be a Gallery Groupie. When I lived in Richmond (Surrey), Penny and I would often trek to the city to check the new shows and just hang about until we were so stimulated with creativeness…we’d have to recharge with a cuppa and cake! Watch for her!
    Wishing I were there!

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  2. Congratulations! To get into a highly regarded competition is quite an honor. I love both pieces..the concepts behind them. But the rutabagas seems like a simple pastel drawing has so much it – a certain quality. Again congrats!

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