I'm still recovering from my quick visit to London to see the UKCPS exhibition which I thoroughly enjoyed.
It's amazing to see work by artists that normally I only ever get to see on internet, and the first thing everyone says when the see work of this standard in coloured pencil is ' I never knew you could do this with pencils '.
The exhibition took place in The Central Hall, Westminster, just opposite Westminster Cathedral, a very grand location.
Both of my entries were hung in the first room after the Faber Castell stand. In the main room there were various areas selling cards and books. I succumbed to temptation and bought a signed copy of Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils by Ann Swan. It's a beautiful book that would appeal to non-botanical artists too.
There was so much to see it was impossible to take it all in, all the entries can be seen here
My favourites in the exhibition were 'Hydrangers' by Gayle Dickinson and 'Wisdom of Age' by Irina Garmashova-Cawton, but there were many others too.
Now it's time to get down to some serious painting as I have a couple of local exhibitions coming up in the next few months and I hope to have some new work ready soon!