The beginning of the year has kicked off with two group shows for me. The Law Society Art Group, which comes round every year, and a group show at the Indo Bar of those from the Mendes stable. I had three works in the former (of which Tree over the River Lee above left was the biggest) and one in the latter (above right). It is interesting for me as the Indo show work was produce about 9 months after the ones in the Law Society Show but I was pleased to see a great increase in quality.
doesn't really do the work justice. Also I chose 4 very different works this year, which meant they were separated throughout the show. I think next year I will choose 4 that are thematically similar in the hope that they will be hung together and make more of an impact.
There was some good quality stuff on display, I particularly liked the wall above left where I thought my Brighton painting was in good company with some large powerful landscapes. The fact it was hung lower than them though meant it was difficult to see. Also as you can see from above right it was behind a pillar. Still these are minor gripes. It was quite a good show and I shall of course go in again next year.
Then on Tuesday night, I and others were back in the Indo, for the launch of the Mendes Studio show. The common factor is that all the people presenting receive private tuition from Hugh. The setting particularly suits the mournful subject matter of my painting (top of the blog) and of course the beer and pizza is excellent. It was a superb and well attended night. I don't feel I can really comment on my colleague paintings so I will simply present them below. The show is on until the end of the Month so pop along and have a look.
William John Mackenzie
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