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  • Ah! Yes, Richard, I too know those evenings at the reception.
    Those social obligations of 'showing your face'; I have been invited, received the official invitation, put on my best face and attended.
    My own work hangs here for God's sake!

    It's an in-crowd. Always the same faces.((semi-)alcoholic) Artists themselves, who come to discuss ART and imbibe the free plonk, as we mingle and munch amongst the mediocre painting and just bad photography. I'd rather be some place else.

    And then I see my opportunity.....

    ...and exit through the blooming rhododenrons.
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