I’ve always wanted to have my own art exhibition and on the 1st September, it happened!
I was lucky enough to be asked by Finchley Nurseries Garden Centre whether I’d like to use their seed shed for two weeks to exhibit my art, so of course I said yes and started planning how I was going to set up the area as soon as I could.
What I really loved about having my exhibition there, is that it’s actually the garden centre I used to visit when I was little, back when I lived in Mill Hill.
With help from my mum and auntie, the seed shed was turned into an exquisite little gallery of my art; watercolours were in frames and my Porridge and Cornflake books were placed on a table in the centre. We also hung up some ditsy floral bunting to create a cottagey, homely atmosphere!
Over the two weekends, myself and my wonderful helper, James, spent the day welcoming customers into the gallery, handing out leaflets, business cards and sipping on coffees and Earl Grey teas. It was really nice watching people glance around at my work, making some lovely comments.
A few people purchased some paintings and a few of my children’s books were signed (my moment of fame) and overall, the gallery was a great success!
We had some delicious lunches at the Garden Centre, I loved their toasties and tea cakes. We enjoyed sitting outside by the sunflowers, despite having lots of wasps wanting to try my hot chocolate!
It was also great to see some of my friends and family coming to support and of course we took lots of photos:
Thank you so much again to Finchley Nurseries Garden Centre for letting me use their shed, it was a fantastic experience and I’d love to do it all again!