I spent the weekend at Derbyshire Open Arts, actually most of it in a fellow artist’s living room. It’s been an interesting few days, people coming round chatting about the work, quite a few who paint themselves and want to know about techniques. I think Derbyshire Arts is a great initiative, opening up artist’s studios and houses to the public, encouraging people to find out more about art through seeing artists at work.
However, we were a bit quieter than we’d hoped. Possibly because of the weather and also I do think that sometimes people find going into someone’s home a bit off putting. I’m thinking that I might do it again next year and this time choose one of the bigger venues, where there are a few more artists and a coffee shop!
Here’s a link to the site if you’ve not heard about this event before.