Huge news today! Retrospect Galleries have just agreed to do a limited edition print run for the attached paintings. It’s great news and I’m really stoked but I haven’t got too much time to celebrate just now as there is more to do before they’re ready. I must also apologise as I haven’t named them as yet… this is also on the to do list. If you you have any suggestions for them please leave a comment below, or contact me directly.
So now we send them off to have a veeery high resolution copy made of each picture, they print of a batch of 30 for each image (which are somewhere between A4 and A3 paper size) and then I come in to hand write their number (as in 1/30, 2/30, 3/30…) date them and sign them! did I mention how excited I am to do this part?
I’ve painted these three so that the subject matter works perfectly as a set of three images, but also each picture is just as powerful on its own.
The gallery has suggested that I let people know asap that they’re going into print as purchasing a specific numbered print in advance is a wise choice if you’d like to secure one of them, or the whole set of three.
If you do want to secure an image or three, just get in touch with Retrospect Galleries Byron Bay on (02) 6680 8825 and let them know you saw the paintings on my website.
The pictures are coming to my head faster than I can paint. My time is currently spent painting, eating and sleeping… and I also still bath regularly too.
This is just a quick update of images as I have to get back to the paints. I hope you like them.
I also wanted to add that Retrospect Galleries are considering doing a small run of limited edition prints for a set of three paintings I’m working on as we speak. If we finalise the go ahead there will be a set of 3 images printed as a run of 30. I hope to have them finished in the near future so check back again soon and they should be ready for a sneak peak. Worst case scenario is they don’t go into print and I get to sell them the originals as individual images, win win situation.
Back to it.
p.s. If you have any comments on my art in this post, or any others, I would love to hear them and you can use the comments function just below.
It was a very successful month for me at Retrospect with 5 big paintings selling at the Full Spectrum Exhibition. It’s with thanks to the Retro staff, including their lovely new framer who puts the cherry on top of my paintings with her lovely framing skills, for their help making this possible. It has been an excellent year for commissions too and I’d like to put another thanks out to those who’ve contacted me to create something personal for themselves or their loved ones.
It’s focus time for the next couple of months as Retrospect have asked me to be artist of the month for June and I’ll need quite a few pieces to cover the entry wall at the Byron Gallery for that. I’ve attached some of the recent paintings for June as a little teaser.
So all the colours of the rainbow are going to travel around the walls of Byron Bay Retrospect Galleries in March. Only a small handful of artists will exhibit this time and each of us have been asked to pick our favourite colour from the old Roy. G. Biv. (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet) and use it as the dominant colour for our pieces. I immediately grabbed blue! It’ll be a dazzling display of colour I’m sure and a great night too so check out the Full Spectrum Exhibition at the Byron Bay Retrospect Galleries on the 2nd of March… bring a pair of sunnies.
The Petit Smalls Exhibition in December 2011 was a hit. Some of my paintings were bought off the exhibition website before the opening night which was very touching. There are still a handful left too and we’re going to try to add them to an Exhibition that’s opening in March called the Full Spectrum. There will be a bunch of other images both old and new but its the last of the warmer weather in Byron Bay and its shaping up to be a great night so if you’re in Byron check out Retrospect Galleries on the 2nd of March 2012.
Petite Travaux – Small painting exhibition – Retrospect Galleries 2011
Retrospect Galleries has a yearly exhibit Petit Travaux which is where a bunch of artist each paint a 9 image series where all paintings are to be contained in a 25X25cm frame. There will be a room with literally hundreds of 25X25cm pickies available for those looking an original Xmas pressie. This year I went with the theme of Forest Light.
The exhibition is at the Byron Bay Retrospect from the 2nd till the 21st of December 2011.
I’d love to write a big thanks to the guys at Retrospect Galleries. In the last two years they’ve sold over 50 of my artworks and have given me the confidence to keep working, evolving and presenting my illustrations.
They now have a handful of my pictures hanging at their Gold Coast gallery (now officially my third gallery) in an exhibition called “Drawn Forth” It opened last weekend and a couple of pictures have already sold. If you’re ever in the Gold Coast then check out Retrospect Galleries at the cnr Elizabeth Ave & Oracle Blvd, under the Green Fins in Broadbeach QLD, 4218 – 07 5538 8825, its bewdiful!
If you like you can check out my profile, Craig Martin at Retrospect Galleries on the Gold Coast and it will show you all the illustrations I have available at that gallery.
I’ve just started presenting through my second gallery. Thanks to mum and her hard work she’s helped me to have two pieces up on the Bribie Island Art Centre on Bribie Island in Queensland Australia. Unfortunatly with no cameras allowed inside I’m unable to show you the pieces presenting there as I forgot to get digitals of them before hand. I’ve joined two art communities in the last month too, one on Bribie Island and The Cairns Art Society. Hopefully in the coming months I’ll sneak my way into an exhibition or two.
It seems this “The Beautiful Blues” has a bigger journey than I realised. It was originally painted for the Blues Fest exhibition at Retrospect Galleries, it’s becoming more and more popular as a print and has now featured on the cover of the Weekender for the Weekend Star (Northern Rivers regional newspaper). Not sure what else to say outside of how grateful I am to see my illustrations heading out into the world more and more. I hope they carry the same feeling to others that they hold for me.
If you’re interested in a print of “The Beautiful Blues” please use the contact form.