Our private view was fantastic. I couldn't get over how many friends and family came. Friends from Scotland, Gloucestershire and London and my daughter and son came from Somerset and London. It was incredible. I felt quite overwhelmed and honoured.
|Me installing the show.|
Here are some photos of the installation, plus Barry and I at the opening.
|Barry and I at the Private View|
|I placed some of the copper plates in the bottom drawer. Amazing how the colours matched!|
|Pond, wings and landscape etchings.|
|Entomology containers with beetle etchings.|
|I included some little specimen paintings in one of the drawers and the painted the lids of two specimen boxes, which contained a beetle etching.|
|The specimen drawer - showing many variations of prints, some two plate etchings and prints showing the stages of a print.|
|Nineteen plate etching of beetles.|
|This drawer contained the seven stages of the etching, including a ghost print.|
|I really liked this grouping, but it was changed in the final installation.|
The show continues until 11th September and then I have to take it down on 12th. It will be sad. I had so much fun installing it, with the help of Barry. It is finally the end of three years of hard work and some really great times. What next?