Paintings pictured from L- R: Chanel No. 5 (sold); Magnolia; Oriental lilies (sold); Chanel ‘Rouge’ (sold) and Chanel ‘Mademoiselle’ (sold)
Paintings pictured clockwise from top left: Yellow butterfly (sold); ‘Daisy’; ‘Blue butterfly’ (sold) & Pink feathers.
‘Pink hyacinth’ (top) and ‘Jonquils’ (bottom) – both still available!
And Anna’s amazing swans – there are two of these, sitting either side of the entrance and they are both filled with pink daisies.
I think they were my favourite thing in the shop on the night!
All these snaps are curtesy of my darling sister Harriette.
The windows – I painted the backdrops here for Anna, one in zig-zag and the other a Christmas message. (image was taken by Elouise)
On Thursday night my exhibition ‘treasure’ opened at Black & Spiro here in Brisbane. It’s been a big week and I’d been so busy running around that I was quite exhausted by the time the night finally rolled around; however I think this was probably a blessing in disguise as it meant I didn’t have too much time to get too nervous about the actual night!
But in the end it really was a great night and I don’t think I could have wanted much more from it all. Anna worked her magic on the shop (have never heard so many people raving) which was the most perfect setting and complement for it all; and we had a great turn out, too, with lots of happy people streaming in through the evening and spilling out onto the street with champagne in hand. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who came on the night and all those that helped make it happen – it’s so overwhelming and a little bit humbling to have so many wonderful friends, family and Black & Spiro patrons (old & new) share it all with. I also was fortunate enough to have sold quite a few pieces on the night and in the days since, and there is now only seven left of my collection of 29 paintings. I can’t quite believe it all!
So the big night is over but I’ve already got an even bigger list of things to do and paintings to paint, and I can’t wait. This has been the single most enjoyable, fun and truly rewarding thing I have ever done and I am just so grateful to Anna for the opportunity; and to all my friends and family for their unwavering support they have given me to pursue this hair-brained little dream of mine. Because I am so very glad that I did.
PS. I have had a couple of people enquire about purchasing the paintings…. I don’t have an online store as yet (this is next!) however if you aren’t in Brisbane but are interested in any of the pieces please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.