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Back in the UK

What a wet and cold summer we are having this year! Last year we could have fried eggs on the pavements but this year the temperatures have plummeted so low that we have the central heating on! I packed all the wrong clothes!

But the weather hasn't deterred me from dashing hither and thither to wallow in the charms of Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Yorkshire and lovely Fife - oh no! You will have to try harder to keep a Yorkshire woman down. The rain has, however, made outdoor sketching uncomfortable. My new sketch book is almost empty.

The art market in Vietnam has ground to a standstill and my online sales have been weak for the past year so I decided to celebrate summer by showing at a couple of art festivals; one in Alnmouth and the upcoming one is in the Fife fishing village of Pittenweem. I am so excited to be a part of this 40th anniversary event. All an artist has to do, to take part, is to find somewhere to exhibit and pay the organizers £300. After many facebook posts, communications and enquiries, I was offered some space by one of the galleries in the High Street. Truly, I feel honoured.

Last weekend, I delivered about 40 pieces of original and giclee prints to the gallery and met Mark, the lovely gallery owner and framer. The gallery is light and fresh and I can see how the style of my work will fit in perfectly. All we need is a bit of sunshine and I am sure the village will be filled with art lovers.

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