You might have been wondering as to why I have been posting a seemingly endless series of photos about Beach Art (and my 'collection' or 'zoo' of 200 Sea Monsters) and Driftwood Art. Well, read on, and I will try and explain.
I have had 6 Exhibitions (3 of Mail/Envelope Art, 2 of Arty Slides and one of aquarelle paintings) running almost consecutively from the beginning of April to the end of August. They have left me somewhat exhausted. (And then I got involved in a 7th Exhibition which didn't help at all.)
So a few weeks ago, I started going to the local beach every morning to relax a bit, and, walking up and down it, as is my wont. I discovered interesting piles of driftwood – lo and behold, a Beach & Driftwood Art theme started to emerge.
And then, a New Kid on the Block arrived in Sigean (where I live), and decided to open a Contemporary Art Gallery in the main square of the historic village. La Galerie Serrencia (www.serrencia.com) is linked to one in Paris and a wider art network.
I have been appointed (for an initial 8-month period) one of the two Artists in Residence at la Galerie. When it is officially opened in mid-September, I will launch my residency by initially exhibiting about 15 large sepia Sea Monster photos, as well as some 40 pieces of Driftwood Art. Some photos of la Galerie are here.
Two months later, my next Exhibition at la Galerie Serrencia will be on «Samantha's Polaroids» , but more on Samantha and her Polaroids later.
In the meantime, you might get to see some more Sea Monsters and bits of Driftwood Art, as they do seem to have taken over my life.
Do come to Galeria Serrencia in Sigean, France!