2019 was a great success. Almost every original painting of mine sold and they were all large pieces with beautiful frames. Jayne Rumsey from Ioana House Gallery was a huge part of this and I am very grateful to be in partnership with her.
There was also the launch of my limited edition Giclee prints on outstanding quality museum paper by the best printer in the country. I have been pleasantly surprised to see these taking off both through my website and the gallery.
My Silk scarves were also officially launched in 2019 and I have been blown away by the response and resulting sales so much so that I have now got a new 2nd collection coming in March 2020. These can be viewed in the shop section of my website and will be advertised from March to May through House & Garden and World of Interiors.
On the back of the scarves, I was approached by Susan Ward White originally from NewYork to go into business together. Somehow she captured my vision and even though she comes from the banking world, we have very similar ideas and taste. Beautiful quality merchandise to come with a flamboyant twist. We are very excited with what lies ahead!
So what next? I am busy until July working on a few important commissions of which one is going to Chicago in June for a major conference. My work will also go into the AAF with Iona House Gallery in Battersea and Hampstead in March/ April. I will be part of an Exhibition organised by the Chaiya Art Awards at Gallery Oxo Tower from 10th to 19th April and I must not forget I open my Studios to the public at Wimbledon Art Open Studios in May.
I think that covers it all!
Here is the lovely Susan Ward White my new business partner venturing into scarves and merchandise.
My lovely partner Jayne Rumsey from Iona House Gallery