We had a very enjoyable opening of the studio on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Just about all our visitors stayed for longer than an hour, and it was good to talk about Dave Pearson's work with other local artists, a handful of ladies from Apna (who share our building), and various friends - some of whom had travelled to Haslingden from Shropshire.
We made a few sales on Saturday and also met with Sara Riccardi, an Italian art historian who has recently moved to Rawtenstall and has already made an impact by starting a series of talks on women artists. Sara runs Artcross (www.artcross.co.uk):
We also took ownership of a stunning triptych which had been in private hands. It's unusual in being of a size which makes it possible to hang in a domestic setting. Most of Dave's triptychs are too large for other than gallery walls. Please contact us if you want to view: