Friday, October 21, 2016

Seeing Paintings In Person

I am having an exhibition this coming Sunday, of paintings done of Ireland over the last ten years or so. I held most of them back from being seen even, because I wanted them to be seen together. A few got away, but most of them are here and the show looks nice.

I would like to say that this is the only time they will be together, and we are having fun trying to get people to come have a look. I hope those who do like my painting will come and see them in the Magnuson Park Gallery. It has been a long time since I have done a solo show, and this small public exhibition space is just perfect for this.

This is not a show to sell, but a show to see. They are for sale, but that is not the primary aim of this show. I hope people come to see it just to see painting, just to enjoy paint. It is also the grouping of my conversations with Ireland, and I think they work as that. They have been out there on the web in recent months, and lots of positive feedback, but seeing them in this space is quite a different thing. Paintings on the web and paintings in front of you are very different. I wish for everyone the chance to see paintings they like in the flesh, so to speak, instead of on a screen.

So come on in and say hello. If you cannot make it Sunday, the show is up until mid-December, and I have keys to the space for personal tours at any time. I think I will be in there Saturday afternoons as well, sitting the show.

After December, I will start the process of packing the studio up for the move to the East Coast and the next chapter, so it would be nice to see some of the local collectors and supporters before we go. This is a great opportunity to do that.