Busy** painting and drawing and writing cards for this local exhibition , which is the only one in the area this year. I have decided on a title:
EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE TELLS A STORY!
TOUT DANS CETTE MAISON RACONTE UNE HISTOIRE!
Galerie La Carrée, 19 rue des Capucines, 46700 Puy L’Eveque
everyday 14.30 6 18.00 Dec 1 – 16th
**I can’t manage any classes now until 2019.
The inspiration for this painting was a visit two years ago to the Haras of a friend, there was all the paraphernalia of riding, horses and family in a lovely stone building. The life was both inside and outside, the light outside beckoned…..
Just for fun thought I’d analyse my sales over the last 7 years.
Of course I only know the clients that I have personally been involved with. Information on those who buy the paintings that are sold through galleries is very sketchy, but I have included what I know. One interesting phenomena is that someone who buys one often becomes a collector, which is really wonderful. This year someone bought five, a couple bought six, someone added a third to their collection. Most usually it is a ‘coups de couer’ when someone was not thinking of buying but spontaneously wants to own a painting they fall in love with. The prices have ranged from from 120€ to 2000€.
French buy the most (not surprisingly as I exhibit in France)
British come a close second ( again my contacts are mostly Britsish and we have a lot of British tourists in the Lot)
Americans are next, about half the number of British ,sales are through galleries mostly
The other larger group are Dutch clients
In single figures their are Danish, German and Belgiums and a gentlemam from Kuwait
This is a group show on the theme of ‘ Errances ‘or wanderings. The show was also on last year and I am exhibiting the moving work that I produced for that (see post 23 june 2014) plus another titled ‘lost and found’ about the journey through the maze of our consciousness. It is a very interesting show in a beautiful exhibition space, in the centre of a cute town. Artists are always there to welcome you.
souillac set up
My solo exhibition at Nymans, the National Trust property in Handcross, West Sussex, opens with a private view from 4pm to 6pm on Friday 12 September. I will there for that event. If you want to join me, please print and bring a copy of the invite (below) and email Nymans to confirm.
The exhibition then runs until 23 November. Admission to the gallery room is free but if you are not a member of the National Trust, you will need to pay the admission fee for the property.
For more details on costs, directions and opening times see the Nymans page of National Trust website.
YouTube video of my “Errances” (Wandering) exhibit at Goujoun’art 2014.
Talking to Martine Moisan of Galerie Moissan in the fabulous covered arcade which is Galerie Vivienne (just opposite the Bibliotheque National) I think I was offered a solo show, well she asked if I wanted one and I said yes. Of course details will have to be sorted but I hope it works out.
Press link to see the fab interior at Galerie Vivienne