Finally got round to updating some basic info, like where I'm now living! After many, many years in London, and especially in the lovely East Dulwich, we made the move to Bristol last month. So far, everything has been going really well, despite a chaotic move and ruthlessly throwing out bags of stuff from our last place. Massively pleased we finally got out, and loving our area, as well as all the beautiful countryside within short driving and even walking distances. The one thing driving me mad about London was getting up so early to beat the traffic in order to get out somewhere for a decent country walk! Took my easel out in the garden yesterday, and hopefully I'll be cracking on with some new work very soon...
Big thanks to everyone who came to the first week of the Open House exhibition. A few things sold to very nice people, although for some reason not as crazily busy as last year. Saturday's rain was definitely a factor! It will be on again this weekend (19-20 May). Royal wedding might keep things a bit quiet on Saturday, but I'm sure there will be plenty of people like myself, for whom it holds zero interest!
I've not really been keeping the blog up recently, as people seem to go a bit more on Instagram, Facebook, etc... Probably won't do too much in future here, so don't worry if the news feed looks a bit behind!
If you want to check out my Instagram page (as I have recently joined the 21st century!), just type 'edbaylissart' and you should find me. Likewise with Facebook, although apparently less and less people are using it... Seems to be a much better way of getting people to the site and engaging interest.
Plenty more new things on the site to look at!
I can now confirm another forthcoming show as part of the Nunhead Art Trail, on the 23rd and 24th September. I will be exhibiting solo at The Waverley Arms, 202 Ivydale Rd, London SE15 3BU. Looks like a great place, and they regularly have resident monthly artists. Although the trail will be that weekend, my work will be up for a bit longer.
Hope a few of you can make it along! I'll put out another reminder nearer the time...
Many thanks - Ed
Thanks again to everyone who came to the exhibition this year and made it my most successful event so far!
Sorry for the lack of new artwork and general updates recently. This is largely due to the USB ports on my computer having a fault, so unable to transfer and edit images to put on here and the website. Major pain in the arse, but getting it sorted in a week or so.
Other news is that I'm filling in on running a life drawing class at the Islington Arts Factory on Wednesday 16th November. I did this class a couple of weeks ago, and it's a nice space and a good crowd, if anyone is interested. It's from 6.30-9pm and costs £10. It will be officially untutored, but if you're a complete beginner and fancy a go at life drawing, I will be there to help and generally give some tips and advice:
Here's the website with directions:
There may even be two models there, like last time, so good value for money! Please drop me a message if you need any more information.
More art to come soon - promise!
Info on the upcoming show with members of the Dulwich Art Group. Great night last year and it promises to be another corker! All welcome to come along, and please feel free to pass the invite on to anyone you may know who might like to pop along and see some great art.
Almost time for the Dulwich Open House exhibition, which will be taking place at the Sea Scout Hut here in East Dulwich, same as last year. Great experience last time, and fantastic work all round from members of the group. It will be opening 9th May 2015 .Location: The Old Scout Hut, Greendale, Dulwich SE22 8TX.
Will probably be exhibiting some new smaller things, as they seemed to get sold last time. Larger nudes weren't really massively successful, so more trees and hills!
Some info on a small exhibition I'm taking part in, as mentioned a couple of weeks back. The 'opening' (although it's at a pub, so you can come anytime!) is 7.30pm this Saturday (6th December). I will be putting 3 of my recent drawings up for anyone who wants to pop down. No doubt there will be some very nice work on display from other members of the group, so if you're in the area… It will be up for a couple of weeks, if you can't make it this Saturday. Cheers!
Some nice photographs, courtesy of Veronika Starsky (firstname.lastname@example.org or www.flickr.com/photos/misspitzygallery. Taken April 2nd at the opening night