Yesterday I spent the day at Art in Action. For those of you who don’t know it, it’s the artistic equivalent of BirdFair, which is the wildlife equivalent of Glastonbury.
I always enjoy Art in Action for the diversity of work on display. There’s everything from ceramics to calligraphy, by way of painting, textiles, glass blowing, furniture making and metalwork. Visitors can watch work being created and speak to the makers themselves. In addition there are practical classes available, recitals and lectures to attend, and gardens to enjoy.
Above all though, I love the quality of the work. Whether or not the individual pieces appeal to our own taste, the quality shines through, and you know the artists have spent many years honing their skills and studying their chosen area of expertise.
Next year I’ll be one of nine demonstrators within the Nature in Art area. The likelihood is that I’ll be demonstrating work relating to my Egyptian project and having other paintings on display. There’s such a buzz at the event I’m really looking forward to being part of it.
There’s still time for you to visit this year’s event, but it ends this Sunday! Here are the details: http://www.artinaction.org.uk/event.asp