Jackson’s Art Open Painting Prize longlist

Painting of a Shasta Daisy seed packet

I was delighted to find out that one of my seed packet paintings was recently longlisted in an art prize. The Shasta Daisy seed packet painting, featured here, was chosen as one of 421 pieces out of an incredible 5366 entries in the competition, selected for the still life category of the Jackson’s Art ‘Open Painting Prize’ Longlist! The […]

Chelsea Art Society 2018

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

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! The art society was founded in 1910 and is the […]

Society of Women Artists Private View

Society of Women Artists Private View

I’ve been waiting for this in anticipation since the end of July, when I got the news I had a piece selected for the Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition. It was worth the wait. The exhibition opened on Tuesday this week, with Private View Wednesday morning, presided over by the President Soraya French […]

Society of Women Artists

Full size painting and close up alongside each other. Painting by Sheri Gee

Hot on the heels of the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, the accepted works were announced this week for the Society of Women Artists annual exhibition and I was SUPER happy to see my name on it! As on my last post, I’m not afraid to say that I’ve entered many competitions before and not […]

Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize

Oil painting of a mother with daughter sitting her lap on a train journey

Developing as an artist is as much about improving your painting technique as it is about developing a thick skin. Whether that’s due to showing your work or entering competitions. Over the years I have entered a few, though, like MANY artists, have inevitably received the kindly worded rejection letter. Even very well-renowned artists get […]

The Oxmarket Gallery with Example art group

Painted sign outside the Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester.

This week saw Example art group, of which I’m a member, take over 100 pieces of work to The Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester for our latest biannual exhibition. If you’re in the area on Saturday 7 July, 2-4pm, do come say hello! Back in 2014 we successfully staged Townscape, an art trail around East Grinstead, […]

Judge and jury

photo of the judges of a children's design a plate competition, holding the winning entries

In my work life, I’ve often been asked to judge competitions, all in the realm of illustration and design, from the AOI to D&AD. It was a new experience, however, to be asked to judge in the capacity as artist. Earlier this year I was approached by East Grinstead Meridian Rotary to co-judge their plate […]

Garden Store blog

Since the end of the 30 in 30 seed packet series, my heart has been warmed by the reactions to the paintings. People have said how much they’d looked forward to seeing the new paintings each day and some have felt inspired to paint again, after time away from their passion. During the series, I […]

More rain forecast

Painting of woman walking in the rain, wearing a yellow coat

After a good rest from the 30 in 30, I’ve been taking things a wee bit easier, and have only worked on a new rain painting. Just one painting, though I haven’t rested on my laurels. Whilst the 30 in 30 is supposed to help you create a more natural rhythm or habit for making […]

30 in 30. Day 30: Shasta Daisy

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 30: Shasta Daisy from Mr Fothergill's. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30!!! I’m just a bit excited to complete the challenge!! I’m painting LATE! A day in the office, which means getting home at 8pm, dinner, kids […]