I attended the Exhibition along with my other painting colleagues from the M.F.P.A. http://www.mfpa.uk/ There were paintings on display from every country within our Association. The vibrancy of colours and topics of each painting gives an excellent example of the skills and dedication from the Artists. Among these paintings were individual pieces from the U.K. Artists. Some Artists brought their painting equipment and were demonstrating their skills to the public, the wonderful, positive comments were gratefully received. Actually seeing the paintings being created is important to each Artist as this demonstrates their techniques and skills individual to all.
Congratulations to the three winners of the Inspirational Award Painting Competition kindly Sponsored by the Deutsche Bundesbank. All the paintings entered for the completion were all displayed and I myself can comment it was a refreshing challenge to paint something totally different.
The Towner Gallery http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/ has a great Exhibition space and the public response who visited the Exhibition over the weekend was overwhelming. The Gallery Staff were very helpful and the Catering Team who did us proud with a lovely buffet on our Exhibition opening evening, all the Staff working late to ensure our evening went smoothly.
My colleagues and I all stayed at the View Hotel Eastbourne, http://theviewhoteleastbourne.com/ this was our first visit to this hotel and the facilities for people with a disability was very good. The Disabled rooms were spacious and the furniture within the room was easy to rearrange to suit our individual needs. With the added bonus of having a ramped access out onto the balcony to take advantage of the spectacular views of the sea and beachfront. The access within the hotel was very good, I myself being a large electric wheelchair user found the lifts suitable to use, along with the spacious corridors which made for a pleasant experience.
The Bar Staff were very helpful and accommodating, the Restaurant meals were very appetising with a large menu to choose from and the Staff could not be more helpful. I have to say a ‘special thank you’ to the porters; who were exceptional in assisting us our abundance of equipment we need to take away with us. A ‘big thank you ‘to the cleaning staff who’s everyday chore was to try and attended to our rooms every day, with the rooms being totally disorganised to suit our needs.