My wife, novelist and playwright Catherine Czerkawska, has spent most of today setting up a brand new Etsy shop for me. She'll be running it and effectively acting as my 'agent' but of course I'll be supplying all the work (and doing all the packaging and processing!) To begin with, I'll be selling mainly prints on there, although we're hoping to add some original artworks as well as greetings cards, as time goes by. You'll find the shop under the name of AlanLeesArtist. It'll be good to have a selection of my work for sale in one place.
I painted a couple of pictures of flowers for the Open Studios event. Unusually for me. Teasles and Sunflowers from our garden. I'm thinking of ordering these as prints, but have already had them made up as cards. I could have done with a lot more visitors over the OSA weekend. Sadly the bus transporting 17 people on the Sunday bypassed this village - that many people would have made all the difference. Whenever people see the work, they generally like it and even buy it! But getting people to travel outside Ayr is so difficult. Not for the first time, I wish I could move my studio lock, stock and barrel to somewhere more appreciative of art.
We'll be blogging from time to time about Alan's work, what he's working on and what's for sale. Watch this space for news of forthcoming exhibitions too!