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After the Royal Arts Prize Exhibition, A Thank You Letter To My Supporters


What an amazing journey…

 Thank you for making it happen.  I am hoping you’ve all received a thank you letter form me. If not, I’d blame the Royal Mail and will send you another one.

I’d like to thank every each of you for your belief in me, for your friendship and trust. It has given me a different type of responsibility and a sense of belonging.

I would also like to thank the Royal Arts Prize for their generous reduction of the application fee and Eaton Trust for their generous funding towards the print costs of 2 of my photographs.

I wouldn’t have made it without any of you. It was like a puzzle coming together with one piece at a time.

Two of my photos printed on gold-washed aluminium, 2 of the large mixed media paintings went sent with frames made by me from pieces of woods found in skips. I paid just over half of the exhibition fee (Thanks to Royal Arts Prize) and booked myself a bus ticket for the opening day. I arrived in London in the late afternoon, just enough time to go to the National History Museum. A friend joined me for the opening. She was generous to offer a spare room to stay over. 

The night was immense. It felts as if there were hundreds of people flowing through the two gallery spaces hosting the Royal Arts Prize; Royal Opera Arcade Gallery and Galleria La Pall Mall.

My works were at the smaller space in Galleria La Pall Mall. It created an intimate feeling. Photo prints on metal were hanging the left of the staircase. Anyone going up and down was able to see them.

I look forward to the next show.
Thank You