As part of Fareham Arts Festival, I decided my Free Art Friday this week would be based around the festival. I have four pieces on exhibition, three street photographs at Arty’s restaurant in Knowle Village, and a large watercolour called ‘Close’ as part of the Fareham Open Exhibition at Sticks Gallery in Fareham Shopping Center.
So, I got small prints of my photography work and have made two watercolour miniatures of my larger work to leave around Fareham, today and next Friday, during Fareham Arts Festival. Blue this week, deep pink next week.
I’ll be leaving these over night on Thursday at or near venues that are part of the festival in the center of Fareham – so I hope they will be found by art lovers 🙂
I’ve blogged before about Free Art Friday – it is a liberating experience to nurture some artwork and then just leave it ‘in the wild’ for who know’s what to happen to it. The first time I did it I was so nervous – thinking “my baby!!!” and “will someone like it?!” and “will it blow away?!”
Luckily, that first one, was found by someone who liked it very much and told me so, so that gave me the confidence to carry on. Now I love it and have no such worries about the future of the piece – that is up to luck – maybe someone will find it and love it, maybe someone will find it and hate it (I hope they put it back if that’s the case) and perhaps it will just blow into the trash.
I love the fact that I have no control over this, it’s very good for me.
But I do love hearing from people if they find and like the work, that gives me a huge boost.
So Fareham, are you ready?! Here they are…..
Have fun 🙂 (and do let me know if you find any!)