The first time I ever showed my paintings in public was at the Normandy Park Art Show. I was more than a little nervous and I was both entering a painting into the competition and having a table set up to sell paintings. I sold four paintings and won a prize. Unfortunately, now I don’t recall whether it was first or second place in that first outing.
I brought along an easel so I could paint during the two day show. People were intrigued by my “Dollopism” style but at the end of the first day I hadn’t sold anything. But the second day really took off and I sold four paintings in my very first outing!
I was so happy to see the results of the competition and to see a ribbon next to my painting. I don’t recall for sure but I think in this first year it was a second place ribbon but that was fantastic to me. All of a sudden I was an award winning artist!
I entered paintings in several addition shows over the years and won a number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places along with several Honorable Mentions.
Following are some photos from these events.