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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

New Jack Russell pencil portrait

Paula
Pencil on Paper. 16x18 cm
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.
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Somewhere between the paperwork, housework and computer work, I found time to pay my drawing board a wee visit.

Paula is my newest commission and is off tomorrow to Germany (a surprise "bday" present). No worries about the secret: the birthday person doesn't know of my existence.

For this portrait I pulled out my well loved - well known Hahnemuehle paper and 2b mechanical pencil.
The studio rocked to the Muse, Snowplay and Nickelback while my pencils enjoyed a well needed work out.

Next drawing will be all about canines again, this time big and grey. Think I'll get Biffy Clyro to rock the studio walls...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Press conference and various steps before the big day.

All started with an idea, followed by structured inspiration, focused hard work, meticulous co-ordination and then a real live press conference.

My one man show "Black on Grey on White" opened Friday the 9th of April in the Warendorf National Stud with a vernissage which welcomed over a 120 guests.
It was a magical evening.
Meeting friends, acquaintances and collectors.
Sharing my art, my world with an enthusiastic and receptive audience.
Launching my book "My Colours of Graphite".
Saying thank- you speechlessly.
Seeing red dots appear and left behind (5 so far).
Collecting bookings to keep busy well into the new year.

So proud, so overwhelmed and still at a loss for words.
Images of the events will help explain, I'm sure, just why my emotions are still getting the better of me...

Press Conference April 1st 2010.
Georg Frerich, Hurricane, Susanne Schmidt-Rimkus, me, Nicole Uphoff-Selke and Herr Klaus Oortmann



10 minutes before the reporters arrived (trying to look cool and relaxed)



Room 1 one week before opening (lighting just put up)



Room 2 one week before opening (panels arrived after finishing with lighting)

...
One week later

Room 1 all ready to go

Room 1, 9th of April, waiting for the first guests to arrive.

Room 2: smart and tidy. The lighting is really good it's just my photos trying to prove me wrong

Room 2 different angle: in the midst of the panels...

Room 2 looking just as posh and polished as room 1.

...
The evening

Book launch with Susanne Schmidt-Rimkus and Nicole Uphoff-Selke

...
To be continued


p.s: Wilbur decided to stay home and take care of business here in Belgium.
However, I did meet Bernadette....

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

My Colours of Graphite: Black on Grey on White

A big part of the "all go" theme at this end over the last few months has been writting and editing of my first book: My Colours of Graphite.
It's published and ready to meet the world.
It's been worth it all.

The launch was on Friday evening during the vernissage of Black on Grey on White (my solo show in Germany) and was met with great enthusiasm by all.
Needless to say I am over the moon and very proud to present over 80 drawings old and new, explaining them with a few words, throughout a 120 pages. The book zooms in on my intense relationship with my graphite friends and our journey over the last 15 years...

A book for all with a soft spot for art, horses, dogs and life.

My Colours of Graphite can be ordered through Blurb by following this link http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/762329/5bdc2ea19f5017d6b8f18929ef7d16f8