I still pinch myself when I look back at the pictures from my Fierce Female solo art exhibition in Weston Museum.
Set in a historic and distinctive building with a perfect light, space and atmosphere to display my art.
The collection exhibited included original paintings as well as canvas prints to show the pieces which are with the private collectors, but which I want public still to see.
Fierce Female exhibition has been curated to show my love for tapping into my Slavic, Baltic and Scandi ethnicity bringing to you stories from the past with elements of mythology and folklore from my Eclectic Portraits collection, while the Rebel and Quirky, Sumptuous and Dark collections tapped into current affairs, standing up for women's empowerment, inclusion and diversity.
Whatever the theme, each piece has a story behind it and the visitors were able immerse themselves deeper into the narratives by accessing interactive options on each painting by scanning QR codes with their mobiles.
Since moving to Weston, where I started painting after over a decade of not picking up a pencil, I’ve been also inspired by nature. The beauty of Somerset landscapes has inspired me to paint Nature Reimagined collection where you can find some of the Weston's area landscapes in an expressive and more abstract form.
The opening evening was a night to remember filled with guest coming from all corners of Britain, few even flew in internationally to surprise me! Becky Walsh, an author and a speaker made the opening speech for me and the major James Clayton officially opened the exhibition.
I couldn’t be happier to see so many of my art collectors coming from a far and it was an absolute delight to meet some of my clients which I’ve only known virtually prior to the exhibition and so many new people. My family and friends were there as well to support me. The champagne was flowing, the music was playing and I absolutely enjoyed myself just chatting to everyone and having fun. I’ve tried chatting with everyone, but I found it more tricky to give everyone as much attention as I would love to due to the numbers that attended.
The exhibition was on for 2 weeks so I was able to meet with more art enthusiasts and clients at the museum during the weeks that followed. It was an absolute delight to chat to people who came to see my art but didn’t know my face and get some honest opinions and interpretations of the stories woven through the art. I must say that I was more than pleasantly surprised and quite frankly moved by things that people told me and thoughts and their own life experiences that they’ve shared with me.