I was bowled over to have a piece of work selected again this year for the Chelsea Art Society annual exhibition. On Thursday night I headed up to London to Chelsea Old Town Hall for the private view – and saw so much fabulous work!

photo of the private view of Chelsea Art Society at Chelsea Old Town Hall

The art society was founded in 1910 and is the oldest and sole survivor of many art societies founded around that time. It boasts approximately 100 members who invite other artists to exhibit with them in an open selection.

Sheri Gee at Chelsea Art Society private view

My selfie in front of my selected painting, ‘Journey Home’!

I was thrilled to have ‘Journey Home’ selected, my bijoux oil painting (painted on an artists post card!) – the same painting that was also selected for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize back in the summer.

Sheri Gee's painting 'Journey Home' at the Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition

And the painting with its neighbours

The exhibition runs from 25-29 October, closing Monday 29th October at 2pm. If you love oil paintings, I’d urge you to visit, for such a variety of styles and accomplished work. I found it so inspiring I was itching to paint all the way home (sadly it was too late for me at that point!).

Also this week I had work in a more local exhibition to me – in the Lingfield Art Exhibition at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, with private view last Sunday. Another slick organisation committee! Both teams should be applauded on running such well organised shows, despite vast numbers of different artists.

All in all, it’s been a rather busy half term.

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