I’ve just had an exciting and enjoyable few days sharing a stand at the first Art Fair East, in the impressive setting of one of Norwich’s many ancient buildings … St Andrew’s Halls.
It was great to meet so many friendly visitors, artists and gallery owners. Despite the glorious weather and the many charms of this beautiful medieval city, the public just kept pouring in. The opening night was particularly busy with a great buzz about it.
I shared the stand with artists Heather Tamplin, Helen Herbert, Alan Mansfield and Gavin Morris. Although our artwork styles were very different and fitting the five of us into a rather tight space was a challenge, I think it came together well and thanks are due to the lovely Heather Tamplin for organising us all.
There was a great feeling of camaraderie among many of the artists, chatting and swapping contact details and tips. Amongst the many inspiring artworks I was really impressed by the landscape pieces of artists Alex McIntyre and Paul Hird in particular.
The organisers, Will Teather and Brian Korteling, both accomplished artists, did an amazing job in instigating and putting the whole fair together.