In summer 2014 I was introduced to the eclectic and luxuriously opulent private members club, Home House. The grandeur of the building blew me away. Art adorned the walls of each completely unique room, ranging in styles from 18th century splendour to 21st century avant-garde.
One of the most impressive rooms within House 21 (the club is made up of 3 houses) is the Gloucester Room. When I visited there were large photographs of celebrities by Martin Schoeller hanging on the walls. It was an impressive display both because of the huge size of the prints and repetition around the room. Whilst admiring the work a brain wave went off. I had to get my art in this room so I could display some of my Pink Bear work in a similar way.
I was very, very excited by this idea so I mentioned it to Aneta, my friend who I was with. Luckily for me she knew the manager, so I was introduced right away. We spoke for a while about my work over a cocktail or two. The manager explained that all the artwork in Home House was curated by A Space For Art, and that I should get in touch with a nice guy called Charlie who runs it.
The next day I fired off an email to Charlie to introduce my work, and he loved it.
Over the next few years we worked together displaying my work various other venues he manages, but not home house. Charlie then introduced me to the Andipa gallery which is how my solo show came about. But now 3 years later my work is finally hanging in Home House on the large walls of the Gloucester Room and I love it, and so do Home House! The print series looks amazing hanging above the fire place on the centre of the room. It just goes to show that persistence and patience can pay off.
David Beckham visiting the Pink Bear exhibition at Home House