In the gallery, NICKY LOUTIT's exhibition got off to a great start with a really well attended private view and some pleasing sales.
It's been really encouraging to see that Nicky's highly distinctive paintings have been so appreciated and that there is a market for serious art in these slightly strange times. The exhibition has received some deserved coverage in the press and there have been a number of visitors who have travelled considerable distances to view it. It runs for another two weeks, so there is still time to see it - and they really should be seen, reproduction only conveying some of their quality. Since its opening it has been visited by over 200 people which is not bad for a small gallery competing with wall to wall sunshine and a royal wedding!
Speaking of which, in the same time we have celebrated two family birthdays, one on the Welsh Borders looking out over the sublime landscape of Hergest (Mike Oldfield) Ridge
and one one closer to home here in Norfolk, which got pleasingly entangled with the Royal Wedding!
I suspect the next few days are going to seem rather quiet by comparison!