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Pub's Artist in Residence!

How many artists am I the envy of, I wonder?! Ok, so I haven't literally moved in, as I live just up the road. I play my fiddle and drink beer as regularly as possible at The Maypole (www.themaypolethaxted.co.uk) and have been offered wall space to hang some of my work. So after months of scanning, printing and framing, I now have my own small exhibition in place -amazing how quickly a wall swallows up what seems to be a lot of frames!

My local printer has made and professionally framed some large pieces for me, the largest a metre long original-sized canvas print of 'The day we met the lovely collie and picked up lots of litter'; and I have postcards in recycled and re-used frames for just a few pounds.

It's an experiment for all of us - we'll see how it goes. I'd like to make it a long-term project and produce some site-specific work documenting life in Thaxted, in the true naive/outsider tradition. I guess it depends on how much beer ends up on the work!