With galleries closed it has been difficult finding an opportunity to show artwork. Worthing Open went online and featured all the submissions on the website for several weeks. The public were able to vote for their favourite pieces of artwork and those receiving the highest number of votes were then shown in an actual exhibition from May to July 2021, when the gallery was finally able to open to visitors.
I submitted a painting, ‘Faversham Creek’ for the show and it achieved the required number of votes to be shown in the exhibition in the Norwood Gallery. The work was inspired by the creek where barges were tied up with thick ropes and rusty chains.