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Imagine is set in the Suffolk village of Long Melford.
This is an attempt to record the daily trials, tribulation and pleasure of running an art gallery.

Friday 26 January 2018

Just Another Day

Unfortunately because of the nature of 'blogger' this post and these images are the
Second installment of the previous post, so below first.
But as a "recap" here are some detail images of artworks in the gallery,
Photographed as they were when I walked around this morning.
They are not meant to be serious representations of the art they are just quick snapshots
of things seen through my eyes on a daily basis.
I have in the past, and will in the future continue to try and portray the various works as they
are and in their entirety.
But perhaps these represent things as you would remember them after a visiting.

As an example.
I could imagine someone trying to describe this ceramic bottle after a visit.
" I can't remember the shape but I know it had birds flying on it".
We all do it.

Just remember, I've got to look at these and much more again tomorrow.
It's a hard job but someone's got to do it.
Glad it's me.

A Day in the Life

Two days ago I looked at the 'Twitter' page of an artist that I know.
Of course being Twitter I didn't expect to read much but what as of interest to me were 
the photographs that she had attached with it.
They weren't that good and hadn't really been thought about or composed with any seriousness,
There was her in a bookshop, her on a tube train holding flowers, a detail of the flowers.
Everyday photographs
Nothing of any great interest but combined they told the story of her day.

It made me think that this is something that I don't do.
There are times when perhaps I have made a journey or done something different to the norm
I may perhaps write a little more, but basically I never tell about a normal day.
So today I am going to try and give an idea of what my normal day is like,
The good thing is I'm not going to write about it, I will just try with photographs
to tell the story of an average day at the gallery.
Showing "snapshot" images of the things I see on a daily basis.
Starting as enter the village of Long Melford and arrive at the gallery
Followed by various artworks and objects I saw while wandering around this morning.


Saturday 6 January 2018

After finishing the previous post I remembered that there were other paintings that I had
intended to include.
That's a pity it's too late now, I thought.
But rather than wait another couple of months before I was ready to write again I have decided to show them to you while they are still fresh to me and before I had time to forget them again,
even if this means writing even less than usual.


Kate Leiper
Is the artist who created the first three paintings shown.
Her paintings are a delight and all have such a strong narrative,
It is little wonder that she is an illustrator of books.
I have always loved her art and it feels great to have something new here to exhibit.

The next artist is someone I have known for sometime now.
Tim Walton
He is an artist whose work many people have seen but without being aware of it
as he has worked extensively in the world of films.
Special affects and backgrounds created by him have appeared in many "blockbuster" movies.
At the time I first met him he was busy creating "skyscapes" for the film version of the musical
'Les Miserables'.
When not working for cinema he returns to his first love of painting.

Tim's landscape paintings are full of drama and have an "old master" feel about them.
To fully appreciate them they  have to be touched as well as seen as he uses different mediums mixed with the paints to give them a texture which helps add to the feeling of great age
that they convey.

This time I was very fortunate as Tim agreed to let me also have his initial 'Study' paintings on paper
which were created before he embarked upon the the very large oil on canvas paintings.

Although much smaller in scale they are wonderful in their own rite.
As you can see they are also different to the finished master painting and I find it very
interesting to see
where his thought process is taking him.


Although it is unlikely to happen I really hope that the purchaser of these works takes both the study and the master as I think they need to be seen together to fully appreciate them,
plus it gives an appreciation of the history of the painting.

Anyway that concludes my little "catch up" on the new paintings that we have received during the past month or so, and fortunately for me I haven't had to do much writing.
However that will have to change next time as I have a lot to show and tell about another artist,
on that occasion it will take more than a few words to describe his creation process.