I’ve been showing work at the small Blairmore Gallery, (originally known as Gallimaufry) near Dunoon, for what must be about eight years now. Apart from the fact that they usually do very well for me and sell some of my paintings, it really is a lovely place to visit and exhibit. It takes us about an hour and forty five minutes to get there from Irvine, taking the coast road north to Gourock and then catching the Western Ferry over to Dunoon. The drive from there, the few miles around the sea loch to Blairmore is particularly beautiful with all the moored boats and the hills rising steeply behind. Blairmore Gallery itself is a cross between a gallery, shop and tea rooms and is run by a very friendly couple called Sylvia and Steve. They always make you very welcome and their coffee and cakes are worth the trip alone. Anyway that’s us away there tomorrow to deliver the work …the show opens on Tuesday 27th August and runs until Saturday October 5th 2013
Last week I used the blog to preview several of the paintings to be included in the show, here are a few more. All 17 works will shortly be available to view on the Blairmore Gallery website, so if you can’t get to the gallery you can see and order work this way. By far the best way to see the exhibition though, is to take a leisurely trip across the water and to sit with a coffee, bowl of soup and or a cake ….and enjoy the paintings close up. I hope you can get along …it makes a great day out.