Thankfully, it looks as though we are getting on top of Coronavirus, at least for now. However, like everyone else I'm aware that it could return with a vengeance if we're not careful.
In the meantime galleries, which the majority of us artists rely on for sales, are starting to reopen.
While this is great news, it doesn't get away from the fact that all of the spring and summer exhibitions that I was lined up to take part in were cancelled.
These included a couple of solo exhibitions that I had prepared a lot of new work for and as a result the loft is now full of paintings that need to be sold.
So, I've decided that the solution is to hang them on the walls and hold my own exhibition here at my home, Glasfryn Hall, in Caerwys, Flintshire. And even if I say so myself I think it's looking pretty good!
In particular, the drawing room and hall are dedicated to a series depicting the Clwydian hills. These paintings were originally going to appear in a solo exhibition at Theatr Clwyd in Mold in June. As you'd expect, Moel Famau, Moel Arthur and Moel y Parc all feature heavily. The rest of the exhibition is all about Snowdonia; somewhere I hope to be getting back to very soon.
Fortunately, the rooms at Glasfryn Hall are large enough that social distancing won't be too much of a problem. Nevertheless, I've decided that viewings will have to be on an 'exclusive' appointments only basis. People can either wander around on their own or I can accompany them, keeping considerably more than 2 metres away. I've already got my stock of sanitizer, masks and gloves.
It's going to be a little different than previous exhibitions I've held here.
To find out more and book your viewing, just follow this link.