Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Thirty Sales at Preview!

Back now from London, and the opening of my show.  Really delighted by the huge response before the show even opened, with thirty sales and paintings with multiple reserves!  Several people were very disappointed that their favourite had gone before the doors even opened...

You can view the paintings in the show online HERE.

Here's the windows of the gallery in St James's (just along from the Royal Academy), with two of my paintings Haybales, Ayrshire and Poppy Field, York.

It was an extremely busy preview, with lots of very interesting people and familiar faces, all enthusiastic about the work, excited about the colours and the textures. Apologies if there was anyone that I didn't get to speak to!  A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who came along.

There was even some heavy-duty signing of catalogues!

The show continues for another 3 weeks, but here's a quick peak....

Autumn, Queens Park.  The view is looking out from the high point of Queens Park on the south side towards the centre of Glasgow and beyond to the Campsies and Ben Lomond.  This painting didn't sell on the night, but a lovely couple came down from Edinburgh the next day especially to buy it, so its gone to a really good home.

This is Gorse by the Shore with Distant Cottages, Morar and Sea Pinks, Land's End.  The painting on the left was purchased largely because of the beautiful gorse (which I assured the purchaser was in fact actually growing there, gorse being a hardy plant often found by the seashore in Scotland.  It has a lovely coconutty smell.)  The right painting is at Land's End, and I scrambled down the cliffside to lie down and get the view of the tiny little sea pinks.  The ground is quite loose, so it felt a little precarious!  Risking my all for my art....

Avenue of Trees, Hampstead Heath.  This is the painting that featured in International Artist last month.

White Sand at Camusdarach and Moon Over the Sea, Cromer.  I love both of these paintings, but everyone raved about the one with the moon, which was painted along the clifftops near Cromer.

Top is Moon Over the Sea (which is of the North Sea at Aldeburgh), bottom left is Rocks on the Beach, North Berwick.  Right is Sunset Over the Sea, which is the beach at Weston Super Mare in October, which had the most amazing sunset blazing across the sky, constantly changing as the sun sank into the sea.

In amongst this group are paintings of the bluebells in my local park at Pollok (home of the Burrell Collection), the Balmoral Estate, the coastline in Cornwall and autumn fields in Fife.

Here's a group of London paintings on the back wall of the gallery, at different times of the day.

A selection of paintings from Northern Ireland, another of Weston Super Mare,the Lake District and autumn parks.  

Very many thanks again to everyone who was good enough to come along to the show and helped to make it such a success.  Please do drop in if you are in London!

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