It’s been a long time since I last posted on my blog, very bad form! But hey here we go… so over the summer a few things happened. Firstly my painting Because were us was shortlisted for the Neo Art prize so I was really happy about that!
My paintings took part in a fashion shoot! I was asked by the fashion designer Kirsty Doyle to do a bit of collaboration on a fashion shoot for her new collection. I couldn’t decide on just one painting for the back ground so instead overlapped all my paintings and created a kind of Cherie artwork world! It looked fantastic and there new collection looked amazing! Had so much fun with the photographer Jessica Doyle and the Model Olivia Desborough! Such a great day!
Probably the most exciting and nerve racking situation of the summer was being asked to take part in a documentary! The documentary features successful people from different professional areas who all come from the Knowsley area. I was so nervous, the film crew come to my studio, set up all the filming gear, and I sat in front of the interviewer with my paintings in the background. He asked me about how I became an Artist and if I had advice for younger generations and other questions from my background growing up in Stockbridge Village to my future aspirations. It was very scary at first but interesting to talk about those things. Things you normally just take for granted and very rarely reflect on! So excited to see how it turns out.
I was so happy to be shortlisted for the Cass Art Prize in October! It was a race against time transporting my 60″x60″ painting to London but with the help of good friends it went smoothly!
The Cass Art Prize was in association with The Affordable Art Fair and was to be held at their new Hampstead heath site. The Affordable Art Fair is the leading showcase in the UK for contemporary art under £4,000 and featured some fantastic galleries exhibiting their represented artists.
A selection of things I've been up to :-D