ART BLOG /
ORIGINALLY POSTED • 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017
I’d exhibited my art with the Plymouth Arts Club on two previous occasions: Spring 2015 and Summer 2016; but both of those were under my old name, Kevin Preston … this was my first Art Exhibition as Sophie Lawson :)
The preview event was held on Monday the 25th of October 2017, and as it drew closer I became more and more nervous. I was nervous because this was the night of firsts: First time my Sister and Nephew ever saw me as Sophie, First time exhibiting my Art as Sophie, and First time being around my Art Class Friends as Sophie.
I was so scared, but just said to myself out loud ALL YOU HAVE TO DO, IS DO YOUR BEST. I I can do that, I thought … so I did do that :)
A DREAM COME TRUE
Everyone was so nice and accepting.
I did worry maybe they were only being like this due to being drunk off the free wine lol, but the next day at art class, I turned up in a little black dress nothing changed; I was still accepted as me. I am now Myself at Art Class :)
Dave Crocker, who ran the Plymouth Hoe Art Fair, even made an appearance. This made my night, I love Dave, and we had a lovely long chat; He’s such an inspiring and passionate person. I’m so thankful, and lucky to have such lovely people in my life.
To top of this amazing experience, my Otter Drawing won the award for Best in Show. Thank you to all who voted, and thank you Art. I love art. If art hadn’t entered my life, I’d never have found the courage to become Sophie.
Thank you Art.