It was with great delight that I have sent 'Sublime Skies' on a journey to it's beautiful new home.
This vibrant piece was painted 'en plein air' at National Trust Trelissick Garden in Cornwall back in 2015.
I took part in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year as a wildcard contestant. It was amazing to paint outdoors with 50 other intrepid artists, some of whom I am still friends with today.
We were soaked by sporadic heavy showers for most of the day, which made painting with oils very tricky!
But luckily I had a golf umbrella, the painting was successful and the judges were complimentary.
Kate Bryan was particularly lovely and said it was sublime, so in response I called it 'Sublime Skies'. That was five years ago now.
Usually my work sells reasonably quickly, but for some reason this one struggled to find it's forever home.
There was a lovely coincidence in this sequence of events. I attended an online talk via Zoom, given by Kate Bryan and hosted by Art Girl Rising. The talk was called 'Will women artists catch up in my lifetime?' It really resonated with me so I contacted Kate directly to say thank you.
She kindly responded to me with encouraging words, and on the very same day I sold the painting she helped me to name.