|Gallery owners, Steve and Jacky pose with me at the opening of their new venture, Dotty Dog Gallery|
I have known Steve for years, and besides being a good artist, he is a thoroughly great guy. Over the years I've known him, he has helped with other galleries, and was a real pillar of support to me when I worked as an art exhibitions organiser.
In recent years, he has been very unwell. I joke that he has a "frequent user points" card with the hospital, but at various times he has been dangerously ill. So, in the spirit of "carpe diem" (seize the day!) he is making his dream of having his own gallery come true. They specialize in prints, and named their gallery after their Dalmatian dog. Jacky, his gorgeous red-haired girlfriend, is also an artist, and they make a good team.
Below is a blurry photo of the dotty dress I wore to the gallery opening. I received it courtesy of the good folks at Bonmarche. Massively versatile dress, and at £28, great value. If you'd like it, google bonmarche, or call their order line at 0845 202 4490 and tell them you saw it on Forever on the Catwalk of Life. They have not paid me for this endorsement, but did let me keep the dress. (Thanks guys!)