I was so busy in conversation with people there I forgot to take more photos as the day progressed, but as you can see it was beautifully curated by gallery owners Sue and Stephen…
Sue’s aesthetic sensitivity to colour and form, in the placing of glass art, paintings and ceramics was just lovely; I particularly enjoyed the way these gorgeously textured black and turquoise glazed ceramics (below) related to my Iona paintings (apologies I forgot to take a note of the ceramics artist, but if you’re interested in these or any other works you can find these on the Limetree Gallery website which has contact details too).
Also the glass forms echoing Vivienne’s calm, elegant still-life paintings, and the vivid colours echoed in Henry Jabour’s atmospheric, expressive figurative work. Luckily I arrived early so I was able to appreciate it before the day became busier.
It was great to meet Henry and Vivienne, and to chat more with Sue and Stephen too, whose very genuine interest in the work that their artists produce is outstanding – I felt warmly welcomed.
I’d decided to stay two nights in Bristol, so was able to catch up with friends nearby, hang out in Bristol’s numerous waterfront cafes, and take a boat trip! …
Many thanks again to the Limetree Gallery for their outstanding friendly, professional support, and for a really successful exhibition – almost all of my works sold, so I want to express warm thanks to the buyers too, it’s most encouraging, and much appreciated!
All works in the exhibition can be viewed Here
I’ll be staying on the Isle of Iona again from the 21st October to 4th November this year, and creating new works for the Limetree’s winter exhibition and the Edinburgh Art Fair in November. I look forward to being on the island in winter-time where I’ll have time and peace to develop my creative response to the island.