Pencil picture of Old Harry Rocks

Summer Update

13 June 2021 By ian

I’ve been quite busy over the last few weeks, which is my excuse for not writing here for a while. I took part in an online-only group for Dorset Art Weeks and managed the Artwey Instagram account for the duration. Artwey had a very successful in-person exhibition but I didn’t sell anything online. I think Dorset Art Weeks are all about going to visit galleries and artists in person and it just doesn’t translate well online. Art in general is hard to sell online – at least, it is for me! Buying a picture is not only a significant financial investment, it also requires you to hand over a part of your home, an area of your wall, to the picture – and you only have so much space. It is quite a leap of faith to make that investment simply from a picture on a website.

I’m hoping, therefore, to be involved in a few more exhibitions now that restrictions are beginning to lift. Sales are beginning to pick up again here in Weymouth as tourists start coming back. I have a picture going up to London for the annual open SGFA exhibition at the Mall Galleries and I’m hoping to be involved with a local exhibition for Art4Action.

On the actual drawing side of things, I recently completed two portraits for a local charity. I hope to be able to share at least one of them here soon but I’m not able to just yet. I’m working on a commission at the moment. In the shop I have some new cards and prints including this one of Old Harry Rocks.