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Two paintings accepted for the 2018 Patchings exhibition.

Alan Bickley

Posted on Wed 16 May 2018

I am delighted to have had two of my oil paintings accepted for this year's exhibition. 'View from a Window - First Frost' has been chosen in the Leisure Painter category (see pic), and 'The Pier at Sandown' has been selected in The Artist category. (on my gallery).

Just goes to show, it's always worth having a go!

Two paintings accepted for the 2018 Patchings exhibition.


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  • Many congratulations Alan, two super paintings! Can I ask, will you be delivering the paintings to Patchings yourself or by courier. Delivery of work always seems to put me off entering any open competitions and then, if the work is unsold it has to be collected. I know some use couriers but I think work framed behind glass would be tricky to pack properly. I don't know where you live, perhaps it's not too far for you to travel by car but I wish you the best of luck and again, many congratulations :)

    Posted by Louise Naimian on Wed 16 May 08:46:26
  • Thank you Louise, I appreciate it. It's the first year that I've had a work accepted in The Artist category.
    When I send out paintings that I've sold online, I always use the clear Perspex, Clear-Vue or something like that. It's every bit as clear as glass and will travel through the post.

    These two for Patchings are oil paintings. The previous two years I have sent them via DPD and had no issues at all. As I'm only an hour or so away from Nottingham, and as I have two this time, I will take them myself. The worst nightmare is them getting lost!

    I have been lucky so far in that I've sold the last two paintings at the exhibition, so I haven't had to retrieve them.
    Thanks once again for your congratulations.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Wed 16 May 11:13:06
  • Congratulations, Alan. Well deserved.

    Posted by Ellen Mooney on Wed 16 May 11:53:51
  • This has to be one of your best paintings Alan, odds on for yet another prize I would suggest. Many congratulations.

    Posted by russell edwards on Wed 16 May 14:23:47
  • Thank you Ellen and Russell for your reply, appreciated.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Wed 16 May 15:14:39
  • So pleased for you Alan. . 🙃

    Posted by SYLVIA EVANS on Wed 16 May 15:18:41
  • Many congratulations Alan, you must be delighted! This painting is really super as is your other one.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Wed 16 May 15:20:19
  • Congratulations Alan. Your painting that you have posted above is a real smasher! I don't think that will be coming home again :)

    Posted by Sarah Bottjer on Wed 16 May 18:24:06
  • This is indeed a splendid painting. I think I mentioned this at the time you posted it. I may be a little bit dim, but how can you enter both competitions? I might have misunderstood that Artists is for professionals and Leisure not? In any case, it's not up to me, and both are worthy. So enjoy it!

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Wed 16 May 18:31:49
  • ps neither will need collecting.

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Wed 16 May 18:32:39