I will be a co-artist in residence on Tuesday 27th March, at John Lewis (aka Heelas) Reading. The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) had a request from John Lewis for artists to be resident on the lower ground floor during their Easter Extravaganza. Another RGA artist and myself will be in attendance with examples of our art from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Other artists from the RGA will be available daily from the 24th to 26th March.
It sounds awfully posh and formal. To be honest I am not entirely sure what is expected of us. However, it is an exciting opportunity to do something new and unusual. If I do paint then it will be terribly boring for any on lookers. I'm normally hunched over my painting, squinting at reference photographs, applying paint at a glacial rate as I dab at the paper adding intricate detail. Quite unlike a more flamboyant painter, flashing away using their paintbrush like some fencing foil.
Do come along if you want to have a chat.
NOTE: We are allowed to take orders, but we are not allowed to sell any item of our art to members of the public whilst in John Lewis.
Update: I did a recce this morning. We are located in a summer house, behind the lifts on the lower ground floor. What you cannot see in these photos are our painting areas on the large table set as if for dining. The layout was very much work in progress.
A polite notice first: All photographs on this blog are owned by me and subject to copyright.