The Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition 2023
After a rather empty year last year due to illness, I made a return this year to the Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition 2023, which is held in Ticknall, Derbyshire. UK.
2023 is the thirtieth anniversary of the Dame Catherine Harpur school’s Summer Art Exhibition held in this beautiful, picturesque Derbyshire village. It was the first time out for my original acrylic seascape paintings and I was delighted to have sold 'Captivate' during the exhibition.
I did find that it was a smaller exhibition than the previous Dame Catherine Exhibitions I had exhibited at before and although it was buzzing on the preview evening, it did seem rather quiet over the following days this year. Nevertheless, as usual, it was a fantastic exhibition in a beautiful setting with some really wonderful artworks available to view and purchase.
It was especially lovely to see and chat to Grahame Butler at the show with his beautiful line and wash watercolours on display and also Sandy Hillyer with her splendid contemporary paintings.
I'm already looking forward to the next one!