Show Me The Monet
Lucky Day Productions have been filming a new series for BBC 2 called Show Me The Monet. Artists from around the country were invited to submit a piece of art to be judged by a hanging committee of renowned art experts to then be shown to the public at the Royal College of Arts in London. The 3 judges were Charlotte Mullins, David Lee and Roy Bolton.
I entered my original of “Grey street, Saturday Morning” which was shortlisted as one of the final 100 paintings out of over a 1000 applicants for Show Me The Monet. Despite some very positive comments from the judges, on this occasion it was not what they were looking for. This particular watercolour started off as a demonstration one Saturday morning in Emerson Chambers in Newcastle. I painted the view of Grey Street from their second floor.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The filming of my painting took place in “House for an Art Lover” a truly unique location designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in Glasgow 3rd February. I also had the pleasure of being interviewed by BBC’s Chris Hollins, a former winner of “Strictly Come Dancing”.
Despite not being selected I enjoyed the experience. I may well be shown when the series Show Me The Monet is televised at the end of March on BBC 2. Since this blog post was first published, the painting of Grey Street was featured on Show Me The Monet. Also it was sold for the price I said it would in the interview.