5 Feb 2009
The last day at the Spring fair is often very quiet. Add on another media panic about weather conditions, and a recession, and it is bound to even more quiet. Tumbleweed rolled by, and the exhibitors sang hymns to rouse their spirits.
I painted a Venice picture based on a previous one. Different colours, smaller image, and looser brushwork.
Actually all three of us in Artreo, that is what we call our little communal business arrangement, have had a rather successful show. Mike and Kate have both taken good sale orders and opened new accounts with galleries and publishers. So have I. We have strengthened our relationship with our existing gallery owners and art dealers. The slower pace of the exhibition this year has meant that we have had time and space to have deeper conversations with visitors. The feedback on my new small originals has been extremely good. I have two new distribution offers, an overseas lead that has been poised for years seems to be going ahead, and I have been approached by a very interesting new publisher.
Crisis! What crisis?
Posted by Colin Ruffell