From: Julia
Sent on: Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:56 PM
John Pollard and Martina Murphy (two founders of the group) explained to me yesterday, that the original format for the ?Drawing London On Location? meet ups was to meet in the morning, then to keep moving on, not have any pre-arranged places to gather together, and to end up in a pub at 4pm to share work. Anyone leaving earlier would miss the sharing. They emphasised that this is the format they would like to follow in future events.

I have no problem with this. It is a great group of artists, and I hope it goes from strength to strength. I really enjoy drawing with the group.

For me, personally, I just find it too cold to be outside for long, but I would love to join in with this in summer. I can?t always stay all day, so would also miss the social side of sharing and discussing art.

If anybody would like to join me to draw indoors in March, I will post full details of the events already
arranged, ie British Museum, Royal Opera House and National Theatre on

There will also be some drawing in the sculpture gallery of the V&A museum, on the Friday evening of 19 March, before the Digital Design Sensations exhibition.

I will withdraw events from the DLOL calendar to free up space for March, as they would like to visit a city farm, which sounds great fun.

Martina and Lee are now going to be asst organizers, and I am sure they will make a much better job of it than me. I tried to find some warm places to draw in winter. It was not my intention to change the routine of the group, and I apologize if I?ve been more hindrance than help.

Some of you showed me beautiful Artists Trading Cards made after the Hammersmith meet up, so I hope you will bring them along to swap with each other (but check it?s OK with the organizers, as I think Martina and John missed this one.)

I look forward to catching up with you drawing on location, when the weather improves.


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