Thursday, October 17, 2013

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2013

Me with my painting (top)

I haven't forgotten that I promised you a photo of the finished painting with the red sail, but I haven't taken any yet. I have however been down to London twice this week to see the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
Here I am proudly posing with my painting, the first time I have ever exhibited with this society. 

Last year was the first year I entered but although four of my paintings made it through pre-selection none actually made the final cut. Here's what I wrote about it in my blog in August last year - " It's been a funny few days. I found out the news that none of my four that were pre-selected for the Royal Society of Marine Artists have made it into the exhibition. That was a disappointment, but it only makes me more determined to do better work and keep focussing on my goals. I'll get there one day! "
I just wanted to share that with you in case anyone is feeling discouraged at the moment. Some things are worth fighting for! Work out what those things are for you. If it means that much to you, you can turn rejection into a positive. Use it to give you the push to improve and whatever you do - keep on trying. Just keep on keeping on. Ok, pep talk over!

Anyway, what I really wanted to say was that I had a fantastic day catching up with lots of friends. I do hope you'll go and see the exhibition if you can get into London before the 27th October.

Caught in the act of raiding the buffet


  1. Haidee, Congratulations on this well deserved honor! I am so happy for you. - Bobbi

  2. Congratulations Haidee, and many thanks for the pep-talk/advice, it's just what I needed right now. Looking forwards to seeing your finished "Red Sail" painting in due course :-)
    All the best - Ian

  3. Many congratulations on being hung at the Royal Society of Marine Artists. The gallery space looks wonderful.


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