The lovely Claire from Fotheringham Gallery ( @fothgall ) in Bridge of Allan, Stirling e-mailed me this morning with some feedback from the new owners of this 60 x 60cm painting, ‘Armadale Sky’. Here’s what they had to say:
“We received the painting on Monday morning and were pleased that it was so well packed.
It is now on our wall making a great impact. Just what we have been looking for! It is so rare that we both are knocked out by the same painting. It is a superb gallery that you have with so many high quality paintings. Hope to return whenever we are in your area.”
It’s always encouraging to hear stuff like this. I love the interaction with clients. I’m not the kind of artist that shies away at an opening of an exhibition, I’ll be in there talking to the people that matter. Not just about me and my painting, but more importantly what others take from it. Those who buy live with the painting longer than I ever will and once the painting is done, it is the collector that matters most.
‘I’m not the kind of artist that shies away at an opening of an exhibition…’
Great also to have good feedback about the gallery. All the galleries I work with have a true passion for what they show. Owning and running a gallery is labour of love for an enthusiast. Each gallery will show work that they believe in. Independent galleries showing new and exciting original work are what give Towns and cities their character. There are many galleries relying too much on a national network through a centralized publishing company. This is partly the reason I turned down an offer from one of the largest publishers in the UK a few years ago. You get the same beans in Tesco Springburn as you get in Tesco Bristol.
‘…This is partly the reason I turned down an offer from one of the largest publishers in the UK’