Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Pianist.


In around 1985 (I can't remember exactly when) I was invited to exhibit with a British Gas touring exhibition with a few other British artists.


The painting below, 'The Pianist' (behind my elbow above), was amongst the half dozen works of mine on show.

Strangely, it was the one work that attracted the most interest, and I received several offers for it (even though nothing from the exhibition was actually for sale); I refused all approaches.


It's always good to sell work, especially when unexpected offers are made, but certain paintings don't leave home, and I'm very happy to say that I still have my 'Pianist' today.

26 comments:

  1. I can see why that painting was so popular. Luckily you managed to persuade that handsome chap to pose in front of it.

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  2. How long did that painting take - from conception to finish? It's just a question. Nothing sinister behind it, no matter how my stalker will bend it to fit his narrative.

    U

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    1. Lol don’t flatter yourself Ursula

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    2. So YOU are the stalker? Who'd have sunk it?

      Since there is redemption in the confessionary, off with you, John. Three Hail Ursulas will absolve you from your sins.

      U

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  3. I like the pianist in the style of...I can't remember.

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    1. 'In the style of Cro' was what you were thinking.

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  4. I've never had the opportunity to know a bit about the artist and his life and thinking before seeing his work. Quite surprised to find that looking at your painting, I see quite a bit of 'you' popped in there, the little sparks of joy and the intensity surrounding a person doing something that gives her satisfaction.

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    1. I'm posting a few more bits of work, simply because I've had people asking to see it.

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  5. Pianist sounds like another word. I am glad to hear that you still have your pianist.

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  6. It's a great painting and I love the harlequin one on the far wall too.

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  7. Really love this painting, so full of fun. I can “hear” the (rather loud) sound coming from the piano! Your pianist has a huge personality.

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    1. Thank you Gardener, it's good to be appreciated.

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  8. Nice work. Nothing better than spending time at a gallery filled with paintings.

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  9. i particularly like your use of colour Cro.

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    1. I like the rich colours of the Pre-Raphaelites.

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  10. "In around 1985 (I can't remember exactly when)"
    I can't remember either but one thing I do know is that my father was director stores materials control for British Gas with an office near Marble Arch and told me to take leave to see 'an art exibition' so I did (I was in Belize at the time). If it was in London, I saw it. 85 sounds about right. Buggere3d if I can recall what I looked at.

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    1. Hi Hippo. They were good Patrons of the Arts, but didn't offer any 'prize money' or other incentives. I was simply happy to have been chosen.

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  11. I'm wondering what inspired your painting.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I really don't remember. It probably seemed like a 'painterly subject'.

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  12. How flattering to have someone offer to buy. I don't understand art, but I like to look and I appreciate the amount of work that goes into it. It's a nice painting.

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