Many thanks to my new friends at Solent News TV for popping this on YouTube!
Thank you to my friends at Strong Island for spreading the news about my exhibition. http://strongisland.co/2017/03/14/hms-daedalus-kim-whitby/
How lucky am I? Being invited to exhibit in a venue with a wall long enough for my 9.5 metre panoramic painting of HMS Daedalus? It hasn’t been exhibited in Hampshire before, or since my first MA exhibition in Aberystwyth School of Art. It is now on view at the Aspex exhibition space at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth and can be seen until June 2nd.
Hanging Saturday 11th! I will be exhibiting my 9 metre long panoramic painting of former naval base HMS Daedalus, at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth with Aspex Gallery very soon! I’m excited to see it all hung together for the first time since my MA exhibition in Aberystwyth, and to be sharing it with Hampshire for the first time! Come along and take a look! Starting next week till June! Also lots of my other Hampshire work to see too 😊
How fantastic is that….winner of the wildcards heat six !….worth the night before camp-out in the camper van, to make sure I was there on time for the very early start on the next day.
Make sure you watch next week to find out which of the wildcards makes the semi final!
I’ll be definitely watching!
Lovely to meet all the other ‘wildcards’ and the programme behind the scenes people who couldn’t have been nicer. Thanks too judges and presenters; who really are like that in real life.
Quite an experience!
Here’s a photo of two lovely current commissions in production; reproductions of two double sketchbook pages from my time in the Naval Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in 2014.
It is quite a strange exercise reproducing your own work. Already in that time my process has changed considerably. There are ways of using watercolour which I know lots more about and I might have approached the whole subject differently but at the same time my commissioners have chosen views that they have a special attachment to, so I need to keep as close to my original work as possible. Really hope they like them!
I’m looking forward to supporting Fareham Art Festival over the coming week, with my large 14 metre installation panoramic painting, from my Masters final exhibition showing views from HMS Victory’s gun ports; displayed in Ferneham Hall, Fareham. Wishing everyone a successful festival.
No picture I’m afraid but simply a note to mark the end of the first draft. There’s lots to change and tweak but the frame is there at last……. Now I can get back to painting. All constructive suggestions gratefully received. Watch this space……