Yesterday I made the trip to London specifically to see the Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2013 exhibition.
|Norman Long. Detail from The Bench.|
Many of the works were less painterly than this, and some I felt had used a lot of photographic reference, ( or am I being just too sceptical?) But one that did catch my eye was this one, by Helen Cassidy.
It is a very honest picture and very satisfying to view.
|Blackthorn by Helen Cassidy|
The only sadness was that just one small picture had a red sticker on it. There were no prices on any of the works and there was only a phone number to contact for purchases in the not very comprehensive catalogue.