Here at Colin Bradley Art we love to show our students’ success stories. One of our members Gabriele recently had her first exhibition. Here’s the email she sent us:
“Hi Colin and Steve
I wanted to tell you how my exhibition went and have sent you a few photos which you should have received by now. I hope you like them.
I have sold one picture on the opening night, what was a great surprise! The owner of the Gallery said that you normally don’t expect to sell any, and it should be more a celebration of the achievements, right? So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I sold a painting for AU$350. Don’t know how much this is in pounds.
I wished you Colin would have been there with me that night so I could have told all my guests about the wonderful mentor and tutor I have had in you and who should get as much acknowledgments and credit as me. Without your help I wouldn’t have found the talent hidden deep inside me. As you say Colin every one has the gift but not many know how to find it. Well, I found it, thanks to you, and I can’t express enough my deep gratitude and respect I have for you Colin.
I can’t remember any more when I became one of your members but it seems to be ages ago. Maybe you can help me out? Was it only 2 years ago when I picked up a pastel pencil for the very first time?
Since then I have been painting most of the day. As you Colin I am missing it when I am not painting. There is so much satisfaction once I complete a subject. Nothing can compare to it. I have reached a point now where I can say I have completed a new stage. I think you are don’t realise to be artist until you actually see all your paintings hanging on the wall then you realise all of a sudden you have achieved something. It’s an incredible feeling. I just thought my email would encourage a lot of other members and future members what you can achieve in a short period of time. Maybe you want to mention it in your last podcast? This would give many starting artists a lot of encouragement.
I listened to podcast 145 and completely understand your decision about only doing 5 more. 3 years is a long time. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you Steve to manage you acting career and the commitment you had to the website at the same time. I am sure all the other members will understand this. We all have been very spoilt by you both. I don’t think there is nobody like you who talks to the members on a weekly basis and answers every single question. I do appreciate your time and effort and want to say a big thank you!
I hope I didn’t take to much time of you as I know you are both busy.
In the meantime I have entered the annual Awards for a big Gallery which will be officially opened by the major on the 23rd of October. I just finished a 5 meter perimeter Tiger in gold,silver and copper leaf. And of course a red kanguroo with joey in pastel pencil size A4. I have been asked at the end of the opening why I had chosen these so different media, and I said I needed release from the detailed work also to iconise the animals as they won’t be there for ever. Thats why I had chosen the glamorous metal effect. I can finally say I have found my style 🙂
Thank you so much again, have a wonderful day, and I will be in touch!
We look forward to seeing more great things from her in the future, keep up the good work Gabriele.
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