So recently I was chatting to Ann, who runs the beautiful Gallery 57 in Arundel in Sussex, (well worth a visit if you can make it down there), and she was talking about the transition between being an artist and an artist-gallerist, and how much she enjoys the process of curating a show, and that she hadn’t realised that she would. She is really good at it, her gallery is beautiful and has a calm emotional quality which is lovely.
It was a useful conversation to have before my Open Studios, so I have been thinking that my Studio needs to look like a working studio, I will be tidying up the floor so you don’t step on oily rags, and throwing out the rubbish, but I am not going to make it gallery like, it will be a slightly tidier version of how it looks when I’m working.
The living room of my house however will be gallery like,( hopefully). I am still deciding what to put up on the walls and what to have as available on request. I intend to have either my website or a flip book available on screen in the living room to view, so that if you can’t see something you want to see in real life you can ask and I can tell you where it is available or pull it out for you, or let you know that it’s already sold.
My kitchen wall currently is a bit busy, so I’m deciding if this is how it stays or if I take some down. My living room has things stacked as I make decisions.
come and have a look at what I decided in the end.....