I’m in Malta to launch the new book ‘Quinn in Malta’.
The book is edited and introduced by the late Peter Apap Bologna. He had been planning the book, its launch and the accompanying show for a year or more. Without Peter’s energy, enthusiasm and good humour the book would not have been completed. He encouraged me to paint new watercolours to show at the launch. On receipt of each new batch he was, as ever, hugely enthusiastic. He took especial delight in discovering my sketchbooks and preparatory drawings: these feature in the book and a good number have found their way to frames and are in the accompanying exhibition.
Peter passed away only two weeks ago. We miss him greatly. You can read an appreciation of him here: Peter Apap Bologna (1941-2019).
The launch takes place at St. Patrick’s School, don Bosco Street, Sliema on Saturday 9th November in the morning 11-1. All welcome.
My watercolour Calle Caballocalco, Mexico City is one of the exhibited paintings.
From their website: ‘Now in it’s 32nd year, the Sunday Times Watercolour competition is the UK’s most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting. The competition brings together artists all across the UK, and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works’
Was at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
17 – 22 september 2019
Now on tour
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 5th October to 9th November
Guildford House Gallery 16th November to 2 January.
Opens tomorrow evening 6-8, all welcome.
DÍAS SOLEADOS, Gallagher & Turner Newcastle
Paintings by Peter Quinn RWS.
All details on the G&T website
Hustle and Bustle.
My masterclass article in January issue of Artists and Illustrators magazine.
In all good newagents now.
Subscription details here. https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/
On now in London
MINI PICTURE SHOW, 30 November 2018 – 20 January 2019, Bankside Gallery.
Details of opening times and artists here Mini Picture Show
Includes Saturday Afternoon, Quayside, Tobermory, Isle of Mull.
The Colour of Water
Royal Watercolour Society
Private View: Thursday 4 October, 6 – 8pm
Expanding from traditional genres of watercolour painting, today artists of the RWS explore the boundaries of this medium and use a wide variety of water-based media such as gouache, ink and acrylic. Be prepared to be delighted by modern work that is exciting and distinguished.
Exhibition continues until Saturday 3 November.
Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society & Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
Open 11am – 6pm during exhibitions | Admission Free
Thames Riverside, London, SE1 9JH | 020 7928 7521
firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.banksidegallery.com