I was delighted to be asked to be a selector for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition this year.
To be honest I had no idea what to expect but I was overwhelmed with the quality and range from the open submission. The selection process was far harder than I could have imagined having to limit my choices from so many great pieces.
A part of my selection process was to look at the context of the work and how the artist chose and represented their subject matter. Ultimately, I hope I have curated a collection that demonstrates feeling, passion and diversity which are all so important in these times.
In portraiture I think the eyes are the window and in many of the works I have selected there are some beautiful souls on display.
I hope the selected artists will be encouraged by being on show at this prestigious event and hopefully will see it as a milestone in their careers and continue to create and exhibit such amazing works.
To the potential purchasers, I hope you will give the work you like a loving home. All the works deserve to be seen for generations to come.
I have so enjoyed the entire experience and really cannot wait to see the works hung.
Thank you to all those who submitted this year. Enjoy the show!