Q1. Hello, Shuya! How much are you looking forward to the Combe Down Virtual Art Trail?
I am really looking forward to the virtual at trail. It has been a challenging year for artists but one advantage has been that there has been an added incentive to get up to speed with how I can promote my work online. It has been a steep learning curve but I have learnt a huge amount! The virtual tour gives the participating artists a chance to showcase their talents.
Q2. You've taken part in the last three Combe Down Art Trails. What is it about art trails you enjoy?
I am naturally quite shy - my husband says antisocial! The art trails give me the impetus to meet other people - customers and fellow artists - to talk about my work and the processes behind it. I always feel that a customer needs to invest financially and emotionally in a piece of work. Having the chance to get to know the artist and their back story is important.
It is also an important opportunity to get feedback from potential clients as to how they see my art.
Finally the chance to catch up with fellow artists and to swap experiences and know-how whether in regards to art or marketing is really important.
Q3. What do you plan on exhibiting in the Combe Down Virtual Art Trail 2020 on Saturday 12th September?
I've been working hard through out lockdown and have a wider selection of freehand embroidery pieces both large and small available.