The musings of three artists on their joint venture into the world of Print Pastel and Paint
So a lot has happened since our little foray into Shrewsbury! Jenny has adopted a little boy and is instilling a creative spirit into every day life with a small person! Potato prints and mud pies are nothing in her house!
Karen has become the Treasurer of the Association of Animal Artists accompanying me, (Alison) into the world of volunteering! I have been the Chairperson of the AAA for a few years now and love it but it does sometimes get in the way of personal creative time! So our plans for PPP have taken a slightly different turn this year! We have taken a stand at Patchings Art Festival and although Jenny will not be showing any of her work this time, she will be visiting us on Saturday 14th June so if there are any dog owners that are after a beautiful dog portrait you can grab her then. In the meantime, Karen and I are busy planning our stand and painting and printing like mad to fill the space with colour and goodies!
Of course there are costs involved in presenting your art to the public, including the extortionate cost of framing. It is the one thing that is often overlooked and unappreciated by buyers of art but the one thing that can make or break a work of art.
In our AAA experience we see all sorts of horrors and as we are members of the Fine Art Trade guild we get inside information into the best practice when it comes to professional presentation. They have also launched a new Guild Society of Artists of which we are members. This is aimed not just at framers but at artists which gives some great advice, including guides on pricing and professional practice. We hope that this means that when you purchase a work of art from PPP that it will be optimum quality and made to last a life time!
So it's back to the easel and printing press and we look forward to seeing you at Patchings!
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We are three artists and more importantly friends that share a love of art, wine and cake! Gathering for weekly art making sessions over the last 10 years, and even when one of us moved counties, we are bound together through a common thread whose tapestry of life, laughter and art come together in our first exhibition!