So excited yet a little sad that I’ve had a piece accepted by The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) for their Open All Media exhibition.
This is a first, for my work to be accepted for exhibition, to be on display for sale with the work of other artists. I am particularly pleased to have been accepted for exhibition at the RBSA as it has such a long and illustrious history dating back to the mid nineteenth century.
The piece they accepted was OK my pencil drawing of a great favourite of mine the artist Oskar Kokoschka.
Oskar Kokoschka(1886 –1980) the Austrian artist, poet and playwright portrays my pencil style. After seeing OK's work at his centenary exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London in the 80's my idea of what was "possible" changed - seeds were sown for finding my own style.
Yes, I am excited but a little sad as I’ve become very close to OK having spent so much time with the drawing, I feel very attached so it’ll be with some reluctance I am letting it go. Nevertheless this is great chance for my work to be seen by a wider audience – a chance I could not afford to miss.
So I am off to the private viewing this afternoon more details to follow!