Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Way back in the autumn, this large painting of Newton Ferrers
in South Devon was happily sitting in The Brownston Gallery
in Modbury when a chap came in and bought it. Turned out
the credit card was either stolen or forged and despite the
gallery double checking with the card company before
proceeding with the sale, the card company accepted it.
Only later when the fraud was uncovered did the card company
take the full amount from the gallery and pass it to the person
whose card had been stolen/forged. The Police were after this
particular gang of art thieves and took up the chase. Well done
the boys in blue...the thieves have been apprehended and two
paintings were recovered. One was mine. Much relief all round.
The painting will be finding it's way back to the gallery any day.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rowena Comrie

In this Rowena's first solo show in Scotland, there is a great
selection of work filling both the cafe area in the House For
An Art Lover and side rooms. Hot on the heels of her
successful solo show in the States, this is a cracker. It runs
from now until September 2nd. If you are in Glasgow go and
see it.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Look at all this colour! Port Vendres.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tour De France passes through Pezenas. Wheeeeee....

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Picasso photo and sketch behind the bar at Hotel
Templiers in Collioure. He's with the hotel owner who
sadly passed away only this year.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Two Collioure balconies. Love that green.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Nearly three weeks since my last blog...that's right, it's that time
of year and we have been away. This time in the south of
France. A couple of days were spent in Collioure and Port
Vendres where painters like Matisse, Derain, Mackintosh
and many more spent time and created a portfolio of work
which put these small towns on the map. This is in