The train to London was full. Very full, and the baggage was rammed full of rucksacks and cases of every description so where to put the two paintings I was taking up? I'd had one re-glazed after the glass had smashed at the hands (or feet) of a chippy Cardiff bus driver slamming on the anchors, so I was a bit worried about the paintings slipping and smashing again. I managed to get both paintings lodged tightly between a seat and the luggage racks in two different carriages.
Ot was the start of a jounry to take the paintings to the Salon des Refusés aka the Summer Exhibition Rejection show, which I exhibited and sold at last year.So I had to get the paintings across London to Tottenham Hale on the tube which was a pain in the arse, and it is fair to see there's not as much money in Tottenham Hale as there is in Green Park. I've been in touch with Anastasia from Happenstance - who are organising the exhibition - for the last year so it was nice to put a face to the name. I was happy to do a quick interview and I loved seeing other artists bringing their work in. I also loved the fact that I got the paintings to Happenstance without any breakages which might not seem like a lofty ambition, but...
When I asked Sian what she fancied doing after it basically boiled down to have some Mexican food and get drunk, which we did in spades!
The opening night is in two weeks which I'm going to, can't wait!