Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Highlights of 2013

2013 has been an amazing year for me
As you probably already know

But just to count my blessings here are some/my highlights:

January, February
I painted a series of self portraits
I finished the very large Eurydice enters the Underworld
My Self Portrait with Lace Collar got accepted into the BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2013
I received over 160 visitors over 3 days during my Open Studio
The BP Portrait Award Opens and I received the Travel Award
Self portrait with Blue Background got accepted into the RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition in Birmingham
July, August
I travelled to various lace-related places, read many books and studied early 17th century lace and portraiture for my Travel Award Project
The exhibition Women Painting Women UK opened at Art Exposure Gallery in Glasgow
I spent most of my time sewing; making props for paintings.
I exhibited with the prestigious Haynes Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee
I finished painting The Choice
I was now seriously painting for the BP Travel Exhibition
The RWA Autumn Exhibition started. This was my 3d year exhibiting with them.
Christmas Show at Art Exposure Gallery in Glasgow, exhibiting 4 of my paintings
The dates for the BP Portrait Award 2014 and therefore my Travel Award Exhibition were made public: 26 June - 21 September 2014
I revealed a new pastel painting Lace Lines which will feature in a 6-page article in the US Pastel Journal.

Bring on 2014!!
Happy New Year!!


  1. Congratulations on such success - I'm looking forward to seeing your Travel award paintings.

  2. Thank you Carol, I can’t wait to show you all!

  3. Well deserved success Sophie, happy new year!

  4. Thank you Haidee-Jo. Wishing you lots of success as well. Happy 2014!


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