Royal Academy Summer Show

'What have I got to lose' - my mantra for 2016 and beyond...

Earlier this year you may remember that I submitted two of my artworks for consideration at what has to be one of the most popular open-submission exhibitions - the Royal Academy Summer Show in London.

Now in it's 248th year it felt the right time for me to get involved !

Was this a foolish move? No, never.
The Summer show is one of those rare opportunities where emerging talents get the opportunity to exhibit alongside world famous artists.
For me, this is the pure joy of the whole experience, to walk the galleries and be treated to an inspired, magical display where the identity of the artist plays second fiddle.

'If you don't try you'll never know what you're capable of'

Knowing that Richard Wilson was to be curating this years exhibition meant that, in his own words the exhibition would be ‘unpredictable, stimulating and startling’.

Truly not knowing what to expect my submission went in; two pieces - 'Neon Floral' and 'Lunar Landscape'.
Sadly, and probably quite predictably, neither piece was accepted into the exhibition this time. Artists are never told the reasons (the sheer volume of submissions make this an impossible task) but I shall be heading to the exhibition, just as I have done before to enjoy the spectacle. And after watching the 'behind the scenes' programme on BBC2 I may have just picked up some tips that will help me with next years' submission...

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