Let me give you a little history on Art in the Pen. It started running in 2005, so it’s been running for nearly 20 years and has become a well established fixture for artists and art lovers alike. It now sprawls across the entire Skipton Auction Mart and attracts a huge amount of visitors. And, this year I was accepted to be a part of this amazing event!
I started getting prepared months before, ensuring everything was perfect. On the day, I’ll be honest, I was excited, overwhelmed, happy, anxious and everything in between! We took a full half day getting set up, and it was swelteringly hot, but it was completely worth it.
Over the weekend I had so many people come to visit me, who had not before heard of me, or even been exposed to art like mine, and it was such an amazing opportunity and an absolute pleasure to talk to so many like minded artists and art appreciators! If I saw you there and we had a chance to have a conversation, or you came in and had a look, and if you bought something, I just want to say thankyou! Thankyou for supporting local artists, thankyou for helping the world be a more unique and creative place, and thankyou for helping me on my journey!
And to those who did not manage to see me at Art in the Pen, or did not have the time to stop and say hello, don’t worry, keep an eye on my social media pages, I have many more events just like this coming up.