We are getting excited in the gallery as the countdown to the JACK VETTRIANO event begins. The date for your diary is Thursday 22nd November from 6.30 to 8.30pm for Gin, Nibbles and Fun. We will be joined by The Honey Gin Company and the gallery will be hung with lots of rare pieces for you to buy, this is set to be a great night!!!
Originally from Fife, JACK VETTRIANO was born in 1951. Jack is probably best known for his painting The Singing Butler which was sold at Sotheby's in 2004 for close to £750,000. He is often referred to as the peoples painter as he is seen as popular with the public but less accepted by the art establishment. Over the years, interest in his work has grown consistently. There have been sell-out solo exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong and New York. He has been awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts and was the subject of a South Bank Show documentary. We have the privilege of being able to show an unseen limited edition on the night. Please confirm your attendance as spaces are limited ..
We are proud to introduce to the gallery YUVI who describes himself as a graffiti inspired pop artist saying The street as the graffiti artists main source of inspiration makes the work accessible, authentic, and relatable. The animation and vibrancy in each work takes us straight back to the streets which inspired them, and has won him exhibitions and admirers across the globe. Yuvi combines traditional techniques with digital technology. His characters and their settings are formed from paint, printed paper cuttings, layers of old newspaper clippings, sketches, silk screen prints, various glues, inks, spray paints, sand, glass fragments and more.
As well as planning for the event we have sourced some great new pieces from JENNINE PARKER. She has a passion is the human form. Her study starts with life drawing and while this is arguably the most challenging part of the process, it encourages strong observation and is the foundation to the structure of her work. When sculpting she captures the living world, communicates life, movement and personality by recreating the lines and shapes of the human figure.
We look forward to seeing you of the show if not before, as always please get in touch by e-mail, Facebook or Instagram.