Monday, 17 September 2012

MIWAS annual exhibition update

this years MIWAS annual exhibition was one of the best attended ever with the new venue of Rookesbury Manor bursting with visitors for all three days of the show.thanks have to go to pip mcgarry and the rest of the MIWAS committee members for all the dedication and hard work that went into putting on this years event at the new location.even in these tough economic times the art market was buzzing with activity throughout the event with visitors absolutely riveted watching artists demo-ing and awestruck by the talent on display.on a personal note i had very good print and card sales throughout the event and managed to attract a couple of commissions for some unusual subjects that i look forward to meeting and photographing.
A client of longstanding for whom i have previously drawn a portrait of one of his Ocelots(yes you read that correctly) visited my stand with another of his animals Steve the Skunk who was very cute indeed and as you can imagine caused quite a stir amongst artists and visitors alike.i am looking forward to producing a drawing of steve in the near future.

5 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

congratulations on your sales! i didn't know people actually kept skunks as pets!

Tracy Hall said...

I'm so pleased the show was such a success Clive, and great news on your sales and commissions! I've just joined and hope to be able to send some work next year - and myself if I can manage it.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou kathryn,the owner came by the skunk after stepping into the breach to look after it when its original owner was unexpectedly posted overseas shortly after getting the animal and has had it eversince.it was bred in ireland and has had its scent gland removed,there are a few of them kept as exotic pets but this lucky skunks owner is an experienced animal handler and conservationist fully aware of the animals needs

Clive Meredith said...

hi tracey and thankyou.the show was great despite the climate,original sales were down a little but the art market was a hive of activity.visitor numbers were very impressive and it was busy even on the friday which is unusual.your works will be a great addition to the society and i think i'd be right in saying that i havnt seen miniatures displayed at the miwas show before and i'm sure visitors will marvel at them.maybe see you there next year?

Tracy Hall said...

Thank you Clive, and hopefully!