The Royal Dutch Medical Association company Tweezers and Brush is currently holding its annual exhibition at the Medical Center Alkmaar (MCA), Wilhelminalaan 12.1815 JD Alkmaar from October 3 to November 28, 2015. I sent in 3 paintings and I am proud to be part of the exhibition. The most exciting part of it all is being featured in the front page of the exhibition brochure.Read More
My Art is currently on display at Pop Up Poole and would be there till the 23rd of May. Below are some pictures.Read More
I ended my official outing at the Pine Walk this afternoon. I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the gardens.
I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting artists of different calibers and styles. Of course the highlight of every day was meeting members of the public from different parts of Europe who were holidaying in Bournemouth.
My art was very well received and on many occasions many people told me it was a breath of fresh air to the Exhibition as it was very different. Most of the art from other artists on display were the commercial sort but mine was unique as it was very obvious I was painting not for the market but as my heart led me.
I received very kind comments about my works which I found very encouraging and uplifting. As a self-taught artist every comment goes a long way to increasing my confidence. And I ended up with a better idea of what the British public liked.
There was a very varied mix of people that walked through the gardens while I was there. I met people from different parts of the UK including people from
- Burys St Edmunds.
I also met people from Saudi Arabia, Canada, Netherlands and Germany.
The Exhibition provided the perfect platform for anyone to showcase their work to a wide variety of people. And artists came from all over UK to take part.
I met lots of artists from Portsmouth, Christchurch, Poole, Salisbury and Southampton who made the daily journey to come and exhibit their works. Many of them have been taking part in the exhibition for over 20 years and it was interesting listening to their stories and experience with regards to how the public interest in art has changed over the years.
I loved the contacts I made with other local artists. This to me was invaluable as it gave me a better idea of what other artists were doing and how they were approaching their works. I will be showcasing some of the artists on this blog in the days to come.
Of course my days were topped up with regular visits from the resident squirrels. Some of them were very daring and courageous, taking food from people’s hands. My kids thoroughly enjoyed feeding them every evening they came to see me.
I also loved the birds in the Aviary. The provided us with endless soulful music which was very good accompaniment to the music from the Bournemouth Orchestra.
All in all I am very glad I made out the time to go down to the gardens. It became very difficult as the days wore on but I persevered to the very end and I am happy with myself for that.
All this would not have been possible without the love, dedication and support of my husband, mother and my darling little angels. Everyone bent over in one way or the other to accommodate my passion.
I am also very grateful to my lovely niece, Kainne who made out time to come down to Poole to help me out. You are a beautiful soul dear.
Nkolika Anyabolu had an exhibition of her art at the yearly Bournemouth Pinewalk Art Exhibition which is an outdoor exhibition held in Bournemouth gardens.Read More
A sample of one of my exhibition postersRead More
Getting my paintings framed and looking for a good photographer to capture my paintings for production of Art PrintsRead More
This is a follow up on my earlier entry on the popular Bournemouth Pine Walk Art Exhibition. I will be exhibiting some of my works of art on the dates below. The exhibition would end in September but because of other engagements I can only be there for a week.
- Date: Tuesday May 28 to Wednesday 5th June 2013
- Time: 09:30am to 5pm daily
I hope to have a variety of works on display. There will be original oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, handmade cards, ACEOs, Art prints and of course I would be there to have a chat with you on those days. I look forward to seeing you there.
Hello everyone, it has been ages since I last updated my blog. I do apologize as it has been manic lately. I do appreciate the comments from those who have been dropping by. The Pinewalk Art Exhibition in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens was established over 50 years ago and is one of the largest, and longest running, open air art displays in the country. This year's open air exhibition would be starting on the 26th of May till the 9th of September. I got to know about it when I first moved to Poole but I was far from prepared to exhibit any work and besides it was already late when I did get to know about it. I did visit a couple of times last year and I was very impressed by the array of talents that were on show. I took the opportunity to chat with some of the local artists and it was very interesting.
Luckily I have been able to keep track of when the applications start and I am hoping I would be able to get a slot in May. As luck would have it I have so many works that have never been seen. Works that I have guarded very closely. The works include paintings in different media mostly oil, mixed media and hand made cards.
I will also be displaying my ACEO creations most likely in a different format. I have a lot of preparation to do alongside working full time. But I am very determined to take the bold step and put my work out there for the public to scrutinize.
I will keep you informed about the exact dates and times when I get confirmation.
To find out more about the event please visit Blooming beautiful Bournemouth!