19 Jun 2014

MY FIRST EXHIBITION

Letter E

At the end of 1900, I was sitting in a deep black hole, our son was at boarding school, I only worked half time and I was bored, so bored that I sank into a deep depression. With medical help I emerged and should do something what I like. Difficult to decide when I suddenly remembered that besides writing, I also loved drawing and painting. So I started a painting class in 1989, 25 years ago. It was great, a real rebirth !



Sometimes we went on a training course for a week, spent the week in boarding schools which were empty during the holidays and which usually were located near nature or near a castle. I can't remember in which castle's park we painted in 1990.

I progressed well and my very first exhibition I had in 2003 together with 3 other artists. Our speciality .... cats ! (in French "chats") That's why the exhibition was called "C'est chat" which means "It's cats" !



This was the invitation with one of my cat paintings.



I was quite proud to appear in the local Newspaper together with another artist.



The mayor was there together with some other important personalities.



A photo of my cats was hanging at the entrance representing my models.



I also had transformed pebbles into cats which had a huge success and were nearly all sold. For the vernissage Mr. G. was present too and I had to pose in front of my pictures.

Many other exhibitions followed but the very first one was the most important for me !


Jenny Matlock
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22 comments:

Pondside said...

That was quite an accomplishment! It's nice to learn a little something more about a blogger!

Cezar and LΓ©ia said...

Wow you girl rocks!πŸ‘πŸ‘ congratulations! Love your style, you are very creative and talent!I specially love the blue cat and the girl.For sure they are all adorable!
Please forgive my absence, I'm trying some distance of the computer in order to enjoy more other things, like my Italian lessons and coffee with friends! Well, I'm lazy to prepare posts as well! 😊 lol
Hugs
LLeia

Fun60 said...

How wonderful to find such a talent. Most artists seem to start as a child. That was quite an important exhibition for your first one. It must have been quite nerve racking with the press interviewing you and the Mayor in attendance.

My name is Riet said...

I love your paintings GattinA You are quite an artist

Jo said...

Great post about your great talent! It's amazing how something creative can "lift" any of us from the black hole. I LOVE your models...

Wandering Wren said...

Oh my Goodness and to think I was living down the road from you at this time, I could have come!! Your first exhibition would have been really exciting, I love your stone cats!! I hope you are still painting?
Wren x

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful cat paintings and so glad to hear how art healed you and such accomplishments ~ Brava! ~ Great post for E ~ xoxo


artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Terra said...

Those cat pebbles are charming, and I adore cats and the paintings at your exhibit.

A Lady's Life said...

Now these are wonderful memories Gattina. I always say I want to join a group but somehow nothing ever pops out at me to do so.
When I am at the beach I also look for rocks to paint on. I think they make lovely canvasses and of course when things turn out.. well that's a real plus. Here we can just go the nursery and buy a truck load of big round rocks
so if you have a class, every one can get one easily.
Cats are always a good theme. My new pup looks like an angora cat.
I should have named her Cat. lol

Linens and Royals said...

You are so talented and combined with cats it has saved you from depression and I'm sure works better than any medical help. Love the stone cats. You are famous and should now be the teacher.
Cats and embroidery have saved me when the black hole of depression beckons. Great things happen when we find something we love to do.

Linens and Royals said...

Forgot to say how much I love the colours you use in your paintings.
The colours alone draw attention and are so bright and cheerful.

fredamans said...

Wow, you are very talented and congrats on the accolades you have received thus far.

pattisjarrett said...

What an exciting time for you. Thanks for sharing.

storybeader said...

that's great! Except you said "At the end of 1900..." I thought you were going to talk about a previous life! {:-D

Ann, Chen Jie Xue ι™ˆζ΄ι›ͺ said...

congrats!!!! such an accomplishment.

edenhills said...

How wonderful! You are such an amazing an creative talented woman!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We know you are a talented writer and I remember several posts about your painting classes, but I had no idea you had exhibited professionally. Thank you for sharing this...what fun that must have been and what an honor. The best thing is that you found yourself a way to get out of that black hole of depression.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Love your success story...so talented♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/embossed

Cristina Pop said...

Congrats for your accomplishment. You are very talented! I hope you still paint sometimes :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How wonderful! What fun. Sometimes out of sadness can come great joy!

Betty said...

Good for you! Wonderful work. I love all your cats.

Jenny said...

I admire how you climbed out of that deep black hole.

And with such enthusiasm and talent!

Congratulations for your achievements!

You are an exceptional person!

Thanks for linking to the letter E.

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