Open studio and gallery of Rosemarie O'Leary

 

The Caerphilly Creatives Art Week 2015 Was A Success

Press coverage was great and the trail stretched across the entire borough. Here, in Nelson, the people who visited were genuinely interested in coming to see the art on show and meet the artists. I thoroughly enjoyed answering questions about the process of my work.

I shared my home studio space with fellow artist and neighbour, Sandra Anstiss of Creative Arts Wales. Sandra is an accomplished print maker and digital artist. Our combined work made for an interesting show. It was great to receive such positive feed back, not only about the new annual art trail, but also about our work and raising the profile of local artists.

Art Stall at Country Fair

 

It’s been a real experience doing the craft fairs and country shows, but they are incredibly exhausting, even when sharing a pitch for support. All weather planning is a must, from polythene sheeting to cover your work in case it rains, to shading to protect it from the burning sunshine.

Planning the layout through a dummy run at home really helped, so I knew all the bits and pieces and tools I would need to take, from spare string and blue tac to a screw driver! My Title and Pricing labels were also typed. I invested in a few nice table top easels of varying sizes, a couple of floor standing easels, a couple of free standing print racks and a card rack. All this needs to fit in the car, and not forgetting the actual artworks! And definitely not forgetting a chair to sit on plus folding trestle tables if none are supplied.

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