Friday, 2 December 2011

Proud Mum

I don't know if any of you check out the links to the right of your screen, but one of them leads to my son's blog, which if you are in to quirky art, might be right up your street.  This week he took a huge leap and went freelance after several years of working in a shop during the day and slogging through the night on his artwork.  I'm hoping that he will get plenty of  job offers as his art is of a very high standard.

So high in fact that he was asked recently to submit a painting to the New York Society of Illustrators for inclusion in an exhibition and auction in aid of the Drawing Dreams Foundation.  You can imagine the excitement in our house on that day - I nearly burst with pride!  The painting was duly painted and sent off, and both his girlfriend and I insisted that he had to go to New York to see his picture in his first major exhibition.  Tickets were booked, he leaves today....except sadly the exhibition has been put forward a month!  So he will miss his moment of glory, which is a crying shame, but at least he gets to see New York in the run up to Christmas - cold comfort, but I'm sure they will have a fantastic time.

George has also got a print for sale in aid of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, all profits going to the charity.  If you loved Back to the Future when you were growing up as he did, you will love his illustration

I'm so very proud of him!

1 comment:

Soggibottom said...

Love kids :-) X X X