Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair

Posted on May 17, 2018

This year the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair was held right opposite the entrance to the spectacular Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and when I went to the show I was not merely thrilled to have some of my paintings right opposite the main entrance to the Kelvingrove bulding, but also delighted to see that my paintings had pride of place in the Exhibition!

My day was further boosted when Joyce, owner of Gallery Q from Dundee, informed me she had sold two of my paintings the day before to a Scottish celebrity. Really a good day.

Country Larder inspired by the Glasgow Boys

“Country Larder” Oil on finest Belgium linnen – 90 x 60 cm – 2018

One of the paintings that Gallery Q included in this exhibition was my larger canvas “Country Larder” which was inspired by “The Vegetable Stall” from the Glasgow Boys painter William York MacGregor, and which was, in turn, inspired by the French painter Jules Bastien-Lepage.

“The Vegetable Stall” is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery in Edinburgh, and according to an article on the website of Gregor MacGregor “remains one of the most important realist paintings produced in Scotland in the 1880s.”

My “Country Larder”, in the meantime, is for sale through Gallery Q in Dundee.