One of the highlights of the events in Cheltenham is the incredible Jazz festival. Myself, three talented illustrators and the Cheltenham Illustration Awards were lucky enough to be given an opportunity to exhibit at the jazz festival, in the delightful Gardens Gallery.
It was a fantastic experience and a privilege to exhibit alongside so many talented illustrators including the successful entrants of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people enthusiastic about creativity - music and art. Hearing your wonderful feedback in person and finding out your thoughts about the work was incredibly lifting - a lovely reminder of why we do what we do.
We were thrilled and at times slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of people we managed to fit through the gallery’s doors. Roughly 3,000 people visited us over 6 days!! We barely managed to keep the count. Huge thank you for all your support; to the visitors, the customers, well wishes, the helpful folk from Gardens Gallery, all our glamorous assistants, the University of Gloucestershire and of course my fellow exhibitors - Emma Evans, Naomi Powell and Aimee Sullivan - THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you. Looking forward to the next big event! See you soon.