No matter where you are in the Midlands or even further afield, the Nottingham Society of Artists spring exhibition is a must to see. I took my paintings in on Tuesday for submission and saw some really quality exhibits already there. Can you imagine what else will arrive by Saturday ! The exhibition runs from 15th May until 23rd May and I will be stewarding on Thursday 17th in the morning. Stewarding is new to me and will give me a chance to contribute in a small way to the fantastic work that the members do. Hopefully I will get some visual feed back on my work from the public, approving smiles would be encouraging anything other than howls of laughter a bonus. I find it difficult to decide just what to exhibit, do I stick to a theme or present totally different works or styles, what would prove popular or receive more recognition ? I chose the last two paintings of my easel which predictably continue with recollections of my childhood memories and imagination, or rather the imagination of my sisters. With a hint of old masters in posture and Pre Raphaelite in hue in both works, reflecting improvised toys and role play. Just as young Colum next door does as he waves his cricket bat around which even I'm convinced is a lightsabre and young Colum is actually saving the entire starwars universe from destruction. The first painting 'Lollipop Princess' depicts a maid in waiting tending a beautiful princess or is that what my little sister sees in the mirror as my mom prepares her for Sunday school ? The other painting 'Girl With Electric Fruit' shows the (princess) in a different role and her make do props an obvious reality.