On The Road Again…

Alright, Eden Court done, 3 to go.  Great numbers this year through the door and loads of chat.  My pine branch work went down a storm so that’s going to be the main focus over the next few days in the studio see if I can expand on the idea.

Next weekend I’m in Brodie Castle, then the following weekend back in Eden Court, then the Town House and were done!  Again it was another glorious weather weekend.  A bonus for the weekend was the discovery of a painting I thought I had lost, I was pretty sure it had not been sold but it disappeared in 2008.  Well it reappeared on Friday morning so I took it to the show.  It’s always been a favourite and glad its back.  It’s an Oil Painting of a Night scene, coastal bay type of thing. It’s very dark but depending on the lighting there are actually some nice colours in there.  If memory serves it was painted just with the pallet knife.

So this isn’t a really extensive post, this week is going to be much the same as the last 3.

Mon / Thurs in the studio.  Thursday night travel north and do the show.  Back down the road Sunday night to hit the studio Monday morning.   And repeat.

With all the cards im handing out over this period I expect a fair increase in Blog views so ill take this moment to say if you have received a hanger as a gift or have bought one for yourself and have any questions you can email me on petejgillies@gmail.com  and if you spoke to me regarding a window then do contact me or come and see me at one of the next few shows.

Especially for the window lights above your door, if you get in quick you could have one designed and fitted before christmas.

I’ve been doing these fairs intensely over the last few years.  Over this time I’ve been personally really pleased with the progress and directions my work has taken.  Especially this year.

Over the years I have ploughed any money I did make back into the glass relentlessly.  This year however, as I turn 31 in January, I hope to make enough to take some time out and travel to the Huangshan Mountains in China & do some drawing.

So if you have bought a hanger thank you very much as this year it really means a lot to me and if your reading this blog after meeting me do come to the next show and invest!

I made my first hangers in 2003 i think and since then I estimate there to be well over 1000 out in the world hanging in people’s windows from Dingwall to New york.  There is even one in an Antarctic Research station!  Apart from ones sold through galleries which would be no more than 100 all the rest have all been sold by myself.

The secret thinking was always, be it in my lifetime or not, if you make enough of something inevitably its going to get noticed so since I sold my first hanger I’ve been on a quest to get these out into the world.  All individual, keep changing and progressing and make better and better work.

And as the over ruling idea of these items is to make people feel happy if I can get enough out there then all across the globe these little beacons of light are sending out ripples of good energy into the world!!

So this is what your purchase is about, you are not only buying a peice of original art but you’re helping me to continue, investing in me as an artist and allowing my art to grow & progress.  This year I would like to travel & hopefully this will inspire the next phase of my artistic direction.  So if you would like to be a part of helping me then you know where i’ll be 🙂

So its down to the studio for me, and hopefully ill see ya’ll in the forthcoming shows.



2 thoughts on “On The Road Again…

  1. Very glad to hear the fair went well over the weekend. I’m happy to hear this has been a good year for you (it’s quite refreshing actually! It’s reassuring to know that people are still willing to buy unique, handmade items even when everyone seems to be tightening their belts). It’s brilliant to think that your craft is going to enable you to travel and see such an amazing part of the world. Best of luck with the rest of your fairs (and have a good sleep in January!).
    It was nice to meet you again!
    Carrie x

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