On Saturday a remarkable thing happened - I opened an email.
This was no ordinary email... This email was from the RHS...
They had written to ask me to create a mini pop-up studio for the London Orchid and Botanical Art Show this Spring!
Image from Irish Botanical Artists
I was so pleased! Absolutely chuffed to bits. It's like receiving the royal seal of approval with the added bonus that I will be doing what I love to do the most - interacting with the visitors and promoting botanical art and the work that we all do.
So, drum roll please... (I have wanted to be able to type this paragraph for some time):
I can now announce that I will be exhibiting some of my work in the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show in Vincent Square on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April 2014. The pop-up studio will feature me and my paints, paper and pencils (not sure if I can bring in Caroline in her plant form and Drew) and probably a whole load of leafy goodness. I will be selling prints of my work and should hopefully have some postcards for sale then too.
I will be on hand to answer your questions all day whilst demonstrating how I do my work. My painting hours will be from 10am-5pm on both Friday and Saturday and I am very much looking forward to meeting you all.