As we near the end of our first year of producing newsletters – we can hardly believe that a whole year has passed since we started doing these – and as Easter looms large on the calendar, we are already looking forward to our next show. Now that the Piper show is finished we have re-hung the gallery but panic not, if you missed the show (and didn’t mean to) we still have the pictures that didn’t sell here for a wee while longer so drop in as soon as you can…..not only were our visitors surprised at the variety of work that we had available and how keenly priced it all was, they were also delighted to see some things that they had not seen before.
Hot website news!
It has only taken us nearly two years, but finally we are addressing the issue of our website. Many people visit and then ask whether it is possible to view our stock online and, to date, our response has been ‘sadly not’. All that is set to change; we are in the process of committing more of our stock to the website in an organised and (hopefully) easy to navigate format so you will be able to view things online as well as in the flesh here in the gallery. All we ask is that you extend a little more patience in our direction because, as you can imagine, this exercise is no mean feat……given how much stuff we actually have here……so if your favourite artist isn’t one of the first to go live, you can be sure it will be there by the time the next newsletter is published.
It is our intention to update our stock pages once a month, to coincide with the distribution of the newsletter so information about new pictures that have come in and/or sold will also be updated at that point. Please also remember that the stock that lies within our four walls is by no means the whole picture and that it pays to visit us, have a conversation and let us help you locate, view and purchase that perfect picture.
Despite the fact that we are running around like headless chickens, we have still managed to bring a number of new pieces in for your delectation. In particular we have a magnificent example of Albert Irvin’s work, hanging in our side window. Merrion, a wondrous acrylic of stately proportions (153cm x 184cm) dating from 1987 can be yours for the very keen price of £28,500. Paul Moorhouse, Tate curator and author of the book Albert Irvin: Life to Painting, wrote of him: ‘even to those familiar with his work, seeing a new painting by Irvin can be an extraordinary experience akin to discovering a young, energetic artist in the first flush of ambition.’. Drop in and see Merrion and all the other wonderful pictures we have; perhaps now is the time to buy yourself a visual Easter treat!
7 May is the date when we will open the doors to our Matisse show. Focussing mainly on ‘The Last Works’, we aim to bring you a Matisse extravaganza which will feature many of his iconic and recognisable works, including the lithographs after the cut-outs that feature in the Tate’s upcoming show.
Future shows have been flung up in the air a little because there are so many possibilities humming around so watch this space and this newsletter for news of the shows to follow Matisse. However, we are reasonably confident that June will see us hanging Rembrandt etchings and we will bring you confirmation as soon as we can.
Pot-wise……we are planning a Nic Collins showcase. This will be new works, fresh from a show currently running at our associate gallery so stand-by for some fabulous new pieces to come in the next couple of months. In the meantime, we have some beautiful pieces by Jim Malone, Phil Rogers, Mike Dodd, Anne-Mette Hjortshoj, Clive Bowen, Lisa Hammond and Lee Kang Hyo for you to peruse and purchase.