Having said that, I now want to highlight some of the pieces that I was very struck by. Each of these was eye catching at a distance and drew one in to see what was in the detail.
Terry Donaldson's piece "Black across the sea" was effective and I loved the mark making in the quilt.
Sally Hutson's "Faded Memories" was painterly and full of interesting elements so it worked at a distance and drew you in.
Sue Turner's dislocated self portrait " a sLIGHT Shift" was eye catching and very cleverly constructed.
"Letters to the Demons" from Sandra Wyman contained interesting mark making and an eye catching rhythmic linear motif.
"Organised Chaos" by Jill Packer was an eye catching, graphic piece that I loved.
Cathy Hensman's piece " Dislocated Woodland" was richly textured and painterly in style.
What a fantastic opportunity being a member of CQ is, and how fierce the competition is to be exhibited! Thanks to the organisers who set us a tough challenge. I look forward to what is next!
More the Festival soon.