Having taken up Canal Art many years ago, I found there are only so many times you can give work away as presents without people getting feed up with it. So if the hobby was to continue, the question was, what do I do with the work and how can I continue to finance the hobby? The answer was to try selling a few items at Craft Shows but that become a catch 22 situation as I need to keep painting to provide enough variety of work to put into a show. Success at Craft Shows is rather up & down and its rare to get back what you have put in if you were to take account of the time spent on painting each item.
My Canal Art work and Photographs can be seen and purchased at a number of Craft Shows in the Essex area, throughout the year.
I apply Canal Art decoration to a variety of items and in most cases the design is unique to that particular item. As photography has interested me for many years I also take a variety of photographic prints and A5 greeting cards to Shows.
Shows and Dates
2021 Dates are dependent on developments with COVID
Saturday 11th September 2021 – Autumn Craft Market at Venture Centre 2000, Lawford near Manningtree, CO11 2JE. Organised by Simply Events.
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October 2021- Art & Craft Show at Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford. CM3 5LJ
Saturday 13th November 2021 – Christmas Craft Market at Lavenham Village Hall, High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk. CO10 9QT. Organised by Simply Events
Saturday 4th December 2021 – Craft Show at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall. Organised by Kestrel Events.