Thursday, October 20, 2011

Opening night

Held the preview of my exhibition on the evening of Friday 14th. The day was a crazy marathon of picture hanging but all went well thanks to the expertise of Sarah and Hay of Sealed PR. Must admit I had a few butterflies but in the end it was really good fun. Loads of people turned up and had a good time, I sold nine paintings and sixteen prints which has more than paind for the cost of the exhibition. Result!

The crowd enjoying a few drinks (and the paintings of course)

The family, Me, Ma & Pa (who're both also excellent artists) and my two brothers Adam & Sam.

Thanks again to everyone who came along (especially to those who bought my paintings!). The exhibition is open for another three days until Saturday 22nd if you what to have a look at what I've been doing with my time for the last couple of years (still quite a few available to buy as well, five of the shearing paintings are as yet unsold).

A special thanks to Sarah & Hay at Sealed PR, you did a brilliant job organinsing everything.


  1. It is scary being hung out there for everyone to see, but that's the only way to clear room for more and refill the paint jars. Congratulations on your success.

  2. Thanks

    It was a load of work to get ready for it but great fun on the night, looking forward to doing it again now.

  3. Hi Ben,
    Congratulations! Sounds like you were a huge success and I couldn't be happier for you. It was also very nice to meet the family--so to speak.
    Keep up the great work and enjoy your triumph.

  4. Just stopped by to say hello Ben and so glad the show went well for you. There are two artist I think you will like I have run across lately. They are totally different from your style, but something tells me you will find them interesting. Life here on the Gulf Coast of Florida goes on with no sheep shearing, but the warm sunshine and tropical gulf breezes. Thanksgiving is soon and that will be a big family gathering in the Blue Ridge. Mushroom hunting is a big family event and I will post pictures then. I will also post more of the arts and crafts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So glad to see you having great success. You are one talented person!