The Heartwork Exhibition was easily one of the best and most enjoyable I’ve been to for a long time. Every featured artist displayed expertise with different media and techniques whilst creating work which was of equally high standard to the next. The subject matter for each artist was diverse however a love of alternative culture and the Heartwork theme ran throughout. Interestingly cats, moths and carrion birds remain popular choices and animals as a whole were a favoured subject, whether they were the primary subject or acting as ‘support’ for a female figure (which as usual featured largely over the male). To me, the predominant similarity between all the artists was the passion and intense amount of work that each artist invests in their art. The whole show had a fantastic energy which I attribute to the excellent selection of artists involved in this one-off evening event.

It was a huge pleasure to exhibit with such a professional and talented group of artists and I sincerely hope that our hosts choose to hold another. Which brings to me to my final thanks, to Jess ‘Crows & Crossbones’ Gough, Claire Corbey and the wonderful Digimem Studios I would like to say a massive congratulations on what was a truly wonderful event! Check out their links below.

You can see some of my phone pics on my Facebook page but there will be bigger and better coverage, by people with actual cameras, which I’ll link from this blog in due course. I’ll also add the full artist list and links in my Facebook album – so go and check them out!!

Jessica ‘Crows & Crossbones’ Gough can be found at: http://www.crowsandcrossbones.com/ or http://instagram.com/jessicacrows

Claire Corbey: www.clairecorbey.com

Digimem Studios is a great space which is available to rent for a wide range of uses so if you’re a photographer, an artist or just have an event you’d like to hold please check out their pages below: http://www.digimem-studio.co.uk/

Finally I’d just like to give a shout out to Dawnii Fantana, Painted Lady Tattoo Studio in Birmingham, who once again had a huge amount of beautiful new pieces to exhibit and whose unceasingly optimistic and enthusiastic nature continues to push me forward. Check out her work and shop at: http://paintedladytattoostudio.com/gallery-dawnii-fantana

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