Babylon Open exhibition is open to entries from artists throughout east Anglia.

Entries can be in any medium – eg watercolour, acrylics, oils, mixed media, fabric, three dimensional sculptures and even video. This year they had so many entries that extra time was taken to go through all the pieces and make a final decision as to which to accept for the show. 170 pieces were eventually selected out of more than 350 entries. I was so lucky to have one of my two entries  ‘From Devil’s Dyke’ accepted.

‘From Devil’s Dyke’

Although only a small painting it was one that meant a lot to me as I painted it plein air sitting on Devil’s Dyke near Reach the last weekend before the first lockdown was announced, way back in March 2020. It was a windy day, change was in the air and I allowed myself an afternoon of sitting in one of my favourite places, enjoying being outside and painting the distant view. Special memories. The painting didn’t sell at the exhibition – but I’m happy with that. In some ways it is too special a piece for me to part with …

My painting in situ at Babylon Open – centre top