It's official - I now enjoy networking!

Over two weekends in September, this year's Helfa Gelf open studios and art trail certainly exceeded my expectations. I've done it before, including last year, but our old house was not ideally suited for displaying art and was extremely difficult to find. I know that several people gave up trying! I even questioned whether it was worth participating. This year, at our new home in the centre of Caerwys, things couldn't have been more different. We welcomed 200 visitors (thank you to everyone!) over the four days and there was at least one person present from the moment we unlocked the doors until well after they were 'officially' supposed to be closed. There was certainly no time for lunch,

Helfa Gelf Open Studios and Art Trail

September is here and its time to prepare for the 14th Helfa Gelf open studios and art trail. This is the annual event where artists throw open their doors to the public in order to show their work and demonstrate how they create it. I'm one of 60 artists taking part across North Wales and its the first time I'll be based at my new home at Glasfryn Hall in Caerwys. Its certainly a lot easier to find and park at than my previous home, which was in the middle of nowhere. Not ideal for something like Helfa Gelf and I used to sweat if more than one car turned up at a time. This year, I'll have around 65 of my paintings on display - originals, prints and canvasses. And of course, I'll be demonstr

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