New Gallery Blog no 1



Every cloud has a silver lining. My convalescence following abdominal surgery has meant that my daughter Odette has taken over the running of our Gallery for April.

She, in turn, has risen to the challenge admirably and now I am sitting up in bed writing the first entry for the New Gallery website Blog which is a part of Odette’s Gallery improvement plans.

This year we hope to expand our activities in many ways. These include the establishment of a stained and fused glass workshop so that both Odette and Andrea Insoll can produce and exhibit glass panels at the gallery.

We also plan to work with Gemma Insoll by exhibiting paintings at the new Insoll Interiors workshops and showroom in The Quarry at Portscatho, possibly as early as June.

These new developments, together with the usual Artists’ activities at the Portscatho studio will be covered as I update this page. Meanwhile, here is a photograph of Odette at the Gallery a few weeks ago.

New Gallery Blog No 2



At last I was allowed to go to work. I was driven down by Andrea, my recent drawings raided by Nina for her unframed drawings website, and the Gallery rehung and organised by Odette who is still in charge, hence the photograph of the store cupboard.

New Gallery blog No 3



Being at the house convalescing again has resulted in my being able to spend more time talking to Andrea about our collaborative pieces. Most of these pictures are as a result of our shared interest in collage, composition and the use of autobiographical ephemera in Art. I usually start and Andrea finishes, although this has not always been the case. We usually work on these pieces independently but lately I have been involved in Andrea’s work in progress. All this has been a marvellous way of developing our Art and I am certain we are both learning a great deal from one another.


Here is Bollinger, Together 3, one of the latest of these collaborative pieces:

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