Thursday, 19 July 2012

SOLD at the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition

"In Silence" SOLD......

 Having a painting selected by this prestigious Society is in itself a great honour, to have someone admire your work enough to buy it as well is just overwhelming.

It had been a very hectic week in many ways, which meant I sadly missed both the private preview and seeing the demo by Caroline de Peyrecave at the Mall Galleries, a demo I had been looking forward to so much ......But I did arrive home from being away, to hear a wonderful message on my answer phone from the president of the SWA Sue Jelley, informing me that my painting "In Silence" had SOLD...... It couldn't have been a better ending to the week.

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I would like to say a big thank you both to the 
Society of Women Artists for selecting my work.
And to the wonderful person who bought it. 
Thank you so much.

Society of Women Artists 

 Founded in 1855, the society has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art by women. The Annual Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, showcases a stunning and eclectic mix of artwork in all media. The Society encourages variety and versatility and features some of the finest contemporary women artists from all over the world, thus sustaining a reputation for excellence.

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 I did manage to get to the Exhibition on the final day, although my painting had already been collected by the buyer. I knew before I set out that it wouldn't be on display but I didn't mind, I was on such a high having sold it, and it is one exhibition I now look forward to seeing so much. The exhibition shows such a wide variety of talent in so many different styles and mediums that it cannot fail to inspire any artist, and is probably why it is one of mine and countless other peoples favourites. It should be a must see on any one's list of exhibitions to see.

My favourite overall exhibiting artist has to to be Ann Blockley. who had this year won the HRH Princess Michael of Kent award for 'most outstanding watercolour'. I have always admired Anne's work but more so how her work constantly moves forward while she continually develops her style, this alone is a big inspiration to any artist on their own journey.. 

The individual artist who's work I chose for my favourite painting was of an African woman, "Mirror, Mirror" by Annabel Thornton. I was in awe the moment I saw the painting and wasn't surprised to find that is was the same artist work I have loved on my last two visits to the David Shepherd Wildlife Exhibition. Even so, there is so much to admire in this exhibition it's hard to single out the outstanding ones.

I've met and made so many friends and acquaintances in one way or another over the past few years due to art, so it was such a pleasure to be able to see some of their work that had also been selected for the exhibition as well.

I would urge any women artist, if you haven't already, to submit your work next year. This really is a wonderful Society that gives us such an opportunity. And if by any chance you don't get selected, or perhaps you don't feel ready yet, still go along to the exhibition, it will inspire you and show you the goal you need to head towards. 


Katherine Thomas said...

That's so cool! Congratulations! The painting is breathtaking, by the way. Your buyer was very lucky to get it!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations, Stephie, for all this well-deserved success.

bob witte said...

congratulations, stephie. the whole "kids" series you did is amazing, and this one in particular. i'm not surprised it sold. i'd love to have something from this series on my wall. also, very well deserved, i'd say!

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much Katherine, that really is a lovely comment. Appreciate all your support...

Stephie Butler said...

Thank you so much Christiane, that's so very kind of you....

Stephie Butler said...

Bob, thank you so much..must admit I did get a little attached to a couple of them, nearly didn't let them go..but got to buy those new supplies lol

Wendy Mould said...

Congrats Stephie, it is a great picture and nice to see it sold.

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much Wendy...It does give you a big lift :)))


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