So I'm on this tonight, Sky Arts 8pm. Filmed quite a while ago in Compton Verney in Warwickshire, my one request was 'Don't give me green fields and a lake to draw', so that went well. The back of my head has already appeared in a trailer, it's all down hill from there! Nice people though.
So the Turner Contemporary, in nearby Margate, a gallery so prestigious not only did it host the last Turner Prize, it actually appears on a £20 note, is celebrating its first 10 years by holding an exhibition of Kent artists, either trained in Kent or living in Kent. Out of 4500 entries 450 were chosen (or thereabouts), I have one picture included, not at all in my usual style, its actually a painting, but on the plus side they have printed a postcard of it, available in the Turner Contemporary shop. The exhibition runs from 23.10.21 until 20.02.22. This is the picture, Good Day Version 10, its of North Foreland lighthouse, at Joss Bay in Broadstairs. Link to Turner Contemporary site.
I am taking part in an online exhibition called 'Bus Stop Gothic' beginning on 25th June. Organised by the ridiculously talented John Ball, @beware_the_void , it features a total of 8 UK artists that depict urban scenes. The quality of the work is outstanding, I'm honoured to be included! The poster below shows part of my picture 'Thank God I've Hit The Bottom' of the semi demolished Holly Tree pub on Northdown Road in Cliftonville, Margate.
So during the lockdown art fairs have been postponed and galleries shut, but I've produced some new drawings which Ive added to the site ('Thank God I've Hit The Bottom', 'We Know The Night' and 'Secrets' on the Contacts page. I've also added a Press page which has the article I had in Artist and Illustrators Magazine, February 2020 issue.
I will be trying to sell some pictures as part of the #artistsupportpledge on Instagram (@patrickwilkinsartuk) so have a look there and let me know if you're interested. In the meantime here's another picture of Salem that I've just finished, its called 'Disappearing'.
I have 6 pictures in a group show at the York Street Gallery in Ramsgate at the moment. The show is along with the gang of us that run and/or help out at the New Kent Gallery in Broadstairs. It's on until the 27th. Poster below.
I will Be at Windsor Contemporary Art Fair this coming weekend, send me an email (email@example.com) if you would like tickets. Private view is Friday(8th) night 6-9.
I have two pictures in the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) show at the Menier Gallery in London. The pictures are 'Mono' and 'Foolish Handshake'. I was delighted to discover at the Private View this week that 'Foolish Handshake' had won 'Best In Show (Colour)', this was especially rewarding as the standard of the show was very high.
I have a stand at East Sussex Art Fair at Brighton Racecourse this weekend. Lots of excellent artists there, let me know if you need ticket.
I am now an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. After having tried a few organisations of artists I think this is the one that suits me best, and fortunately I passed their selection process! I will take part in their annual open exhibition (if selected) as I have done in the past, and see how we go from there.
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