Maggie Ayres

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Newsletter - May 2007

Welcome to the second edition of my newsletter.

Coming up this month:

  • Feedback from my first solo exhibition
  • Using "Window" as a window into the way I work
  • Download a free high-resolution print for your own wall


Feedback from my first solo exhibition

Nerve wracking doesn't even begin to describe the overwhelming sensation of opening the "Beginnings" exhibition in Castle Douglas last month. Perhaps I should also throw in excitement, fear and dread.

What if nobody comes? What if people turn their noses up, or sneer at my work? What if the building catches fire, or there's an earthquake...? In the end I needn't have worried, but artists are a notoriously insecure bunch.

The feedback I received from visitors was overwhelmingly positive. It seems that people were genuinely moved by my artwork. Time and again I was told how this piece or that had struck a deep chord.

My art is an expression of my own emotional journey. I try to channel those feelings and ideas into light, colour and texture. So to see other people genuinely affected by my creations was a truly rewarding experience.

I would like to thank everyone who came to the exhibition and took the time to talk to me, comment in the visitor's book, and sign up to this newsletter.


Using "Window" as a window into the way I work

After the positive feedback I received from the promotional video created for the "Beginnings" Exhibition (see April's Newsletter), I thought I could use the same process to give you an insight in to some of the thoughts and techniques I used to create one of my recent artworks, "Window".

Sit back, press play and enjoy.


Download a free high-resolution print for your own wall

Now you know a bit more about "Window", if you would like a high-resolution image of a detail of this work for your own non-commercial use, then right-click on the image below and select Save Target As… You can then save the image on your computer and print it off on photographic paper at up to A4 size without losing any quality.

Be advised that the image is approximately 3.4MB big, so might take a little while to download
Right Click and select "Save Target As
				..." to download a high-resolution version of this image
If you run into any difficulties then please let me know.


Questions and Comments:

If you're the kind of person who likes to ask questions and/or give your opinion, then I would very much like to hear from you. Please email me with any questions about my artwork, or with ideas of things you'd like to see and read in future editions of this newsletter.

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Wishing you all the best until next time,


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