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Where you can see my work.

Exhibitions

Chiesa di San Domenico, Via Teobaldo Calissano, Alba 4 -16 October

 Scuderie degli Estensi, Tivoli, Rome 15 -23 October

Edinburgh Art Fair, O2 Academy New Market Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ 17 -20 November

A selection of my works are available at:

Galleria Caruso Vicolo Zirilli, 17 Milazzo, Sicilia-

Consorzio Cocconato Via Vittorio Veneto, 1 Cocconato. Cantina di Dogliotti 1870, Via Fratelli Vicari, 70, 14054 Castagnole delle Lanze AT

Uffico Turismo SP22, 11, 14026 Montiglio AT

Visitors to my studio are welcome by appointment

 Summer's  End - Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness 

This is my first newsletter for some time. I was travelling around the UK for a long time in July and August catching up with friends and family after a long break due to Covid. But now September is here and life is becoming  more active in the art world.  

When I got back fo the UK I did an Emily Ball Floribunda course which was a four day videoed course. I really enjoyed it and it was a good way of getting back into the rhythm of working in the studio. There was lots of drawing and I discovered a number of new materials including charcoal powder and big fat oil sticks. For anyone who loves painting flowers I highly recommend it  - you can find her on www.emilyballatseawhite.co.uk

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A few examples of my sketches 

During the Fiera  del Tartufo ( Truffle Festival) in Alba  I am taking part in a group show at the Chiesa di San Domenico, Via Teobaldo Calissano, Alba

It runs from  4 - 16 October. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 15.00 - 18.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 12.00 and 15.00 - 18.00

 

I am exhibiting four paintings - all inspired by the  vineyard covered landscape in the Monferrato area. Do visit Alba during this time, it is a beautiful city and there is plenty to enjoy especially during the festival

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Two works on paper (framed) ( far left) and two works on canvas - all 50 x 50 cms

I am represented by Adelinda Allegretti Arte - based in Rome  and will be taking part in a group show curated by her at the  Scuderie degli Estensi, Tivoli, Rome  from 15-23 October. She will also be showing original printed works of some familiar names and I can’t resist including here the programme on her website. It's great  to have my name next to my all time hero - Picasso!

Adelinda Allegretti

IN PROGRAMMAZIONE

 

Artisti selezionati: Michael Berger (D), Fernando Botero (CO), Marc Chagall (RUS/F), Salvador Dalí (E), Valentín Gallego Gallardo (E), Alessio Gessati (I), Keith Haring (USA), Damien Hirst (UK), MAOL, Violino Mantieco (I), Marino Marini (I), Joy Moore (UK), Pablo Picasso (E), Andy Warhol (USA), Ersoy Yilmaz (TR).

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This is my entry - one of my iris inspired painting from 2021

At last  the Edinburgh Art Fair is going ahead this November. and I will be showing with Jim Woodman  Art. Unfortunately I will not be able to be present in Edinburgh but if you are in the area please do visit . Here is a little taster -

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1 of a selection of works on paper 

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1 of 5 oil paintings

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The Fair is from the 17 -20 November at the O2 Academy New Market Road Edinburgh EH14 1RJ

So I am in t he process of getting the necessary paper work for permission to export works of art from Italy, framing and packing works.

I am also in the process of reorganising my studio - I had to relocate  the lovely stove that my husband installed in the studio last winter and so I am taking the opportunity to organise my workspace better. Then I plan to get back to my mountain paintings. I am still keen to organise a large travelling exhibition of mountain painting next year. During the course of this year I have sold a number of them - great as that is it means my collection is somewhat smaller!

 

That’s all for now and I hope to update you with my activities in November.

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May/June Exhibitions and Sicily

May and June have been very busy organising exhibitions, and holidays in Sicily. Consequently I have not been working in the studio - at least not painting there anything like as much as I would like. But the life of an artist is not all producing work - it’s a business and marketing, exhibiting and selling takes time.

 

In May the owner of the gallery in Sicily came to the studio and selected 20 paintings for the exhibition in Milazzo, Sicily - she is Carmen Caruso and the the Gallery is The Caruso Gallery.

Subsequently there was a lot of work cataloging, packing and shipping the paintings in time for the start of the show on 1st June.  I travelled there for an event  a "finissage" to end the show rather than for the opening night. It was a great event meeting lots of clients and making a video Here are a few photos - It is difficult to get a good idea of the show because the paintings are nicely spaced out on the walls but don’t make for good photos. Also I was constantly occupied talking to people so I didn’t get a chance to photograph them. 

II am now permanently represented by the gallery.

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Carmen on the phone - lots of requests to see paintings after the show ended

Before everyone arrived - always a tense moment!

I travelled to Sicily with my husband by car and ferry. We stayed at Palermo for a few days then went on to Agrigento - where at last I visited the Valley of the Temples - amazing, and then on to Milazzo for the exhibition. Sicily is an incredible island but with the changing climate it was far too hot in June - 40 or 41 degrees every day!!  Here are a few photos 

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Beautiful kapok trees in the Botanical Gardens Palermo

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The "Scala dei Turchi" at Agrigento

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In the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento- this chap was just lying there - no information about him - a bit "look at me"

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The fabulous Agriturismo Reggia Saracena where we stayed in Agrigento

Other things that have been happening are:

My participation in a collective exhibition in the Palazzo Ottolenghi in Asti where I met new artist colleagues and opened a number of opportunities for future exhibitions together.

I installed a number of quite  figurative landscapes in the tourist office in the local town of Montiglio and a selection of floral paintings in the florist shop in Cerrina where I buy my flowers - they provided me with a lovely array of tulips in April and May

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I participated in a collective exhibition in Venice with one of my very abstract iris inspired paintings  - I didn’t attend and so have no photos - but here is the painting.

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Lastly but not least I have joined a new project/organisation  based in Turin called Artàporter. As an artist you register with the scheme (applications are vetted) and the organisation invites restaurants, bars, owners of public spaces etc in Turin and Milan who would like to exhibit art work, to register themselves with the scheme - they are also vetted. Then the property owners select from the Artàporter website those artists they would like to exhibit. I have had my work on exhibition in a beautiful bar GEF in Corso Francia, Turin for a month and for July/ August am exhibiting at the Cornoler restaurant in via Bellini in Turin. I keep forgetting to take photos of these events - so none here i am afraid! Will try harder next time.

I said I didn’t get to do much painting in the studio in this period - but I did some more ink sketches  on paper based on the tulips. I love the way the inks run into each other and produce new colours.

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I then developed the theme on canvas which really moved away from the original imagery. 

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These two will be going to the Corneler Restaurant next week along with 8 others

Just before I went to Sicily I started a couple of canvases - still floral but a bit different - they are inspired by photos of  my garden that I have taken in the past. I used the photos to kick off the paintings but focussed on the colour and overall forms more than anything.  Here they are still on the easel - not finished but I think close to it. I’ve not wanted to dive straight into them after not working for so long - so I have a bit of warming  up to do. 

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March/April Mostly Gardening and Flowers

Two months have flown by again and we are now into May. Although i said in my last newsletter that I was taking a break from mountains I couldn’t leave some paintings alone. 

Here is one large - more figurative work - I have been reading a number of books on mountains including Nan Shepherd’s “The Living Mountain” and I like to use some quotes from her as titles for my paintings - and I think this one was really appropriate.  

Look Creatively to See this Mass of Rock as More than Jag and Pinnacle

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Here is one inspired by a sketch of the Alps west of Turin. "Rhythm in the Fluid Curve and Plunging Line of the Mountain"

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And a drawing (Ink and gesso on paper) , inspired by the glaciers on Mont Blanc

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The festival of San Marco on the 25th April was a great success - we had six artists showing their work, with lots of interest from visitors. I sold 4 works - so more than happy with the day. 

Here are  two of the works that have gone to new homes

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However the gardening season has definitely started and I have been busy maintaining and planting in my garden, which of course involved some trips to my favourite nursery in nearby Casale and to the annual garden festival at Castello Massino near Biella. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and I have been using them to make studies and loose paintings in inks. I just love their colours and forms - especially when they are going over and getting long and bendy and the flowers really open out. Here are a few examples of what I have been doing.

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This one will be on exhibition at the Palazzo Ottolenghi - 13 - 29 May

These two were sold at the Fiera di San Marco

I can't resist putting in a few photographs showing the results of my labour in the garden - these will definitely appear in one form or another in some future paintings

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In April I sold two paintings to clients in the UK - the first time since the Brexit trading laws have been applied. It took some research to make sure I had all the right paperwork for shipping and customs. In any case if I ship a painting out of Italy I have to have official permission to ship it  (proof that it is not a Leonardo or Raffaello et al). So it can be rather time consuming. However one has arrived successfully and I have just shipped the other- so fingers crossed. 

New homes in the UK for these two

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I shall be participating in a mixed exhibition in the Palazzo Ottolenghi in Asti during May with three floral paintings. In a few days the Gallery owner based in Sicily will be coming to choose 10 paintings for my exhibition in Milazzo, Sicily. So I need to tidy up the studio for that visit.

In addition to all the above I started an on line course (Abstracting the Landscape) with Lewis Noble  - an excellent artist based in Derbyshire. I have not had the time to do the whole course. Luckily it will be available on line for some time and I think I will start from the beginning again. But here are two of the works in progress so far. They are based on painting sketches I made on site - during which time I heard my first cuckoo this year on the 5th April

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January/February 2022. Milan, Mountains and Flowers

Welcome to my first newsletter of 2022. It seems a bit late now to say Happy New Year!. In fact we are almost through the winter months now.  I have a new wood burning stove in my studio and it has been keeping me nice and warm while I have been painting mountains and looking at the cold weather outside. 

I have exhausted the Dolomite paintings for the time being and although I don’t normally frame my paintings I have had a few framed as I think that it can help to contain the image - here are 3 that have recently come back from the framers - a triptych which works on that level but also as separate paintings. I have 3 more at the framers (didn't take photos before I took them in!)  plus this black and white one.

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I might have exhausted the Dolomites but I am still obsessed with mountains. Looking through the many mountain sketches I made last year I found 3 that I particularly like and have started paintings based on them - they are still very much works in progress and at the moment I like the sketches more - yes I am at the phase 2 stage where I have lost the freshness of the first layers of paint and am now working through the process of getting it back again- it’s standard procedure for most painters - you just have to believe that it will happen - mostly it does!  So for the time being here are the sketches only!

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The Milan exhibition in which I participated opened on the 15th February - here I am seated under 2 of my paintings - I exhibited 3 floral ones - two from the Florence Biennale and the pink one in the photo. It is inspired by Rose Petals - all fallen from the flowers, making a carpet on the ground. 

We stayed overnight after the private view. Our hotel was very near the church of Santa Maria della Grazie where Leonardo painted the  Last Supper or I should say Il Cenacolo Vinciano. We were very lucky to get tickets straightaway and at last I have seen it. It really is incredible - so beautiful and so amazingly restored. So here it is alongside me!!

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The dates for my exhibition in Sicily have been fixed - from 1st June to 1st July. I will be showing 5 mountain paintings and 5 floral paintings - the gallery owner will be coming next month to choose them - really excited. We will obviously be making a trip to Sicily for the opening and to explore some parts of Sicily that I have yet to see- including Palermo.

I have managed to get a group of artists together to show their work at the Cocconato Festa di San Marco on 25th April which I hope will be at least an annual event but also lead to more art being shown in Cocconato. So any one within travelling distance of Cocconato please put that date in your diary

I have made a couple of sales this month - a mountain painting on paper and one of my favourite floral paintings.- which has gone to one of my best clients, so will be in good company with a few siblings!

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Percorso Verso l'Alto

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La Profusione Rose

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November/December - Autumn Colours and of course - Mountains

Again I am compelled to write a double newsletter - late November and early December galloped on a pace and here we are at the end of the year. So I will start by saying thank you to all of you who have subscribed to my newsletter. I hope you all had a good Christmas especially in these difficult times and I wish you all a happy, and importantly, healthy New Year.

So what has been happening in the studio? At the end of October I posted a few sketches which were the beginnings  of my response to the glorious autumn colours we were experiencing here in Piemonte. These led to this  small series of finished works on paper. All in acrylic using palette knife, scrapers, spray and transfers.

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I then returned to the  mountains,  - literally. At this time of the year I can see the Alps all around me - living as I do in the "armpit" of the French/Italian Alps but that is not the same as being in them. So I went up to Courmayeur with my husband for a few days at the beginning of December.  I was wondering how Turner managed to get to a height above Courmayeur to make his paintings of the views looking down the Aosta Valley. However, we happened to be opposite the entrance to the SkyWay Cable Car, which I must admit I had been  little fearful of trying. But we did - and I am so glad. The views were really incredible - I did actually utter the words  “eat your heart out Turner”!!. It was a just marvellous to be there. On my return to the studio I had so many Dolomite paintings on the go so I haven’t yet started on any paintings directly relating to Monte Bianco - but as a taster of what might come here are a few photos - including one of us enjoying the view

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As I said I am still very occupied with all the material I gathered while I was in the Dolomites. I have finished a number of small canvases - here are a few more: You can see more on my "Recent Work" page.

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I have a number of other smaller canvases on the go but I am also  working on a couple of 100 x 80 centimetre canvases and generally trying to scale up - which is not easy. 

 

Regarding publicity and showing my work -

As listed above in “where you  can see my work” I will be exhibiting some floral paintings with the MyMicroGallery in Milan in January - here is one of them. 

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After a very pleasant visit to my studio by the owner of a gallery in Sicily I will be exhibiting there some time next year. 

I am beginning research to locate a prestigious location - probably in the mountains in the north of Italy to hold a large exhibition of my mountain paintings next year. So if anyone can help with that please contact me.

I belong to a business group - Business Network International and was asked to make a presentation about my work earlier this month. It went very well and I received wonderful feedback. It was the first time I have made a presentation in Italian without notes - so it meant that I took along time out of the studio preparing! 

Sales have continued well in November and December- with my latest one being a painting of tulips made in 2018 which I have always loved and am so pleased to see it going to the loving home of a horticulturalist

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So that is all from me this year. It has been a great year for me and I thank all my newsletter subscribers, my followers on Facebook and Instagram and all my clients. Wishing you all a very happy New Year - see you in 2022

October -  Whispers and Florence Biennale

October has been dominated by my on line exhibition with the Whisper Gallery and the Florence Biennale. 

There has been lots of creative publicity on Instagram with the Whisper Gallery. If you click on this link it will take you to one of the posts 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUsZcjRAEK-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

 

They have provided lots of interesting information not just about my work but also about the artists that have influenced me over the years. The exhibition closes on 12 November so there is still time to visit the viewing room. I am in good company as the gallery has just  taken 2 Damien Hirst Prints for sale.

 

And so - the Biennale. I have been anticipating this since I was invited to participate in February last year. This is me having just hung my paintings and then on the opening day

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It exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful life-time experience. I met many artists from all over the world. The atmosphere was so friendly - it was like going into work every day with colleagues you have known for years. There was an incredible range of work in many disciplines and lots of events, talks, performances etc. One of the most memorable was an installation by Michelangelo Pistoletti (who was awarded  the Lorenzo il Magnifico Prize for a life time's contribution to art)  Small square canvases with paintings of the flags of all the countries in the world were placed by Michelangelo and all of us artists on a framework  in a figure of 8. It was a wonderful unifying feeling and illustrated the overall feeling of the Biennale - peace and caring for the environment.  We then all signed our names on the boxes where the paintings were originally stacked.

Vivienne Westwood was there to receive The Leonardo Da Vinci award for a life time contribution to fashion and the environment - she gave an interesting contribution to a round table discussion about art and the environment, although as it was conducted in Italian, language proved to be a barrier!

 

I must also add that the organisers were wonderful - so friendly and helpful. The space and the exhibits were so well done especially, as due to Covid issues, they did not know until the last minute if they were going to be allowed to open or not.

And the brilliant outcome for me was that I was approached by  gallery owners from Florence and Milan and I have just signed a contract to exhibit with the Milan gallery in January next year.

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And so closer to home. Earlier in the month I installed 6 works on paper (studies for my mountain series)  at the Portico Restaurant in Caselle, Turin. Here are 3 of them.

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Work wise I have not had a lot of time in the studio - besides taking time out for the Biennale I took several days to completely reorganise my studio - it's much more ordered now and thanks to IKEA I have a proper desk and chair which makes things like writing this much more comfortable. Most of the work I have done has been on my mountain series - which has just been depleted - see below. 

This month has been excellent  for sales. I sold two earlier paintings to one client - this is one of them - a favourite of mine for a while and I am very happy it is going to a good home.

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A local landscape - Montiglio has gone to a friend

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Four mountain paintings have just gone to one  client the two on the right were practically  hot off the easel

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So it really has been a splendid month for me.

The recent weather seems to be celebrating that - we have had the most glorious sunny autumn days with stunning colours all over the countryside - the trees and the vineyards are bursting with colour, so I have taken a day or two off of mountains to record my feelings  - here are a few of my experiments - not sure where they will go but I just had to make some kind of response to nature. 

After all that’s my job! 

 

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Enjoy, and see you next month.

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September - Exhibitions and More Mountains

Welcome to my September newsletter - and especially to my new subscribers. September has seen the beginning of a return to normality in terms of exhibiting. I had a really good weekend exhibiting during the Coccowine festival at the beginning of the month along with two other local artists - we drew quite crowd and our varied disciplines made a really interesting show for a range of visitors. It is a good outlook for the future of our CoccoArt project. I showed quite a few new paintings  - mountains and landscape. My larger paintings of the Apuane mountains continue to be the favourites - although they are still in my possession! However I was really happy to have  sold 4 other paintings - shown here.

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Allora Prendo Tutto in un Occhiata, la Campagna

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Tramonte Monferrato

Campi Arati d'Oro

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Villa San Secondo dal Valle Versa 

Over the same weekend I received messages for the Californian based Saatchi-on-line gallery to say that they had sold two paintings on my behalf - both seascapes - one now shipped to the States and the other to the UK. 

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Beach Near Oban, Scotland

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From the 12th October to the 12th November the London based Whisper Gallery will be showing 10 of my paintings in an on-line exhibition.-“The Poetry of Landscape” click here to visit https://bit.ly/poetryoflandscape

For my Italian subscribers I shall be changing my permanent exhibition at the Ristorante sul Lago di Codana this week and will be installing a range of abstract flower based paintings - here is a little taster.

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Rose Petals

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Pink Profusion

Piemonte Wild Flowers, Spring

Thanks to a contact in a business group I belong  to (BNI Global) I shall be installing a small show in the Il Portico Ristorante in the historic centre of  Caselle Torinese later this month.

 

My major exhibiting activity this month is my participation in the Florence Biennale - 23rd to 30th October. I have already heard from a fellow artist in France that she is taking part so I look forward to seeing her and meeting many more interesting people.

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Last but not least, this month I have embarked on a 6 week course with Louise Fletcher (Yorkshire based artist) The course focuses on the issues of working in a series - which is the way I always work , so very useful to see how others approach this. I have been involved in a lot of admin this month - so have not had much time in the studio other than following this course. I am continuing with my  mountain theme during the course. I am aiming to express the feeling of being right up close in the mountains - to experience the weather ,the light and the fabric of the mountains. The work is  very experimental at this stage, so here are just 3  of the works in progress that I am willing share at this point!.

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July and August - Amazing Mountains

Again I am writing a double newsletter for July and August. July was very busy and then I went off to the Dolomites for a couple of weeks. So here’s what I have been up to.

I usually have some paintings on show in the restaurant at the Lago di Codana in Montiglio (not far from my home) and during July the owners commissioned a photo shoot to promote the restaurant and it’s gardens as a wedding venue. They have formed a partnership of people involved in the wedding business and asked me to join the partnership and to keep the restaurant full of my paintings.  So there was a lot of selecting and framing, and there are now 23 of my works on paper and on canvas hanging there. It acts as a gallery for my work as  besides being seen by all visitors to the restaurant I can take clients there to see my work. 

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I hung some new paintings in the Cantina of Giorgio Dogliotti in Castagnole delle Lanze and immediately sold one of the ones I took down -  Shows it is good to change the paintings every now and them!

Here’s the one I sold  (to an architect)  - It’s an impression of the old docks in Hamburg - nothing to do with wine but it went well with the stressed black and grey walls.

I spent two weeks in the amazing Dolomites . They are just the most breathtaking mountains - I don’t know if they are unique but they are exceptional - so different from the Alps near me in the north west of Italy. I made lots of sketches and took loads of photos and made a start on sketches and paintings as soon as I got back to the studio. I am really hooked on acrylic inks and have been working with them on both paper and canvas - the way they run into each other and the way they stain the canvas is fabulous. In the end I find that  I need to use paint as well on the canvases.  I am trying to work in an experimental way - always aiming to portray my emotional response to the mountains rather than the view but some paintings just seem to want to go their own way - more towards the figurative. But I have also been using cropping in the way I learned from the Lewis Noble course earlier this year, to hone in on the pictorial aspects that I like and reject the parts that don’t work.

Here are some of the sketches drawings and paintings

Drawings made in situ.

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Three of the paintings that I think are finished. The one on the far left is my favourite - it is mostly inks with some black and white acrylic paint.

Some cropped details - my favourite bits

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Working things out and nice little strips saved from my cropping where you can find  lovely unplanned effects.

I think this subject is going to keep me going for a long time.

Exhibition opportunities are beginning to pick up again. Next weekend Cocconato will host the annual  wine festival  “Coccowine” and I will be exhibiting  some work in the town’s communal hall. It is the one time of the year when we have have hundreds of visitors and is always a good opportunity to expand my clientele. For anyone in the area we will be open on Saturday the 4th from 17.00 to 24.00 and on Sunday the 5th from 15.00 to 20.00.

 

I am really pleased to say that the Whisper Gallery based in the UK will be hosting a virtual exhibition of 10 of my paintings from 12 October to 12 November. The theme is the poetry of landscape. There will be a private view and I will tell you more about the event next month.