The East Anglian Group of Marine Artists' second exhibition at Thompson's Gallery in Aldeburgh was launched on Easter Saturday with a well attended Private View. Members had the opportunity to meet the group's new patron, Libby Purves OBE, who joins our existing longstanding patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD bar. The diversity of work in the exhibition had already attracted some early online buyers and the preview saw a further flurry of sales including Richard Dack's impressive oil 'Beach Relic' that had featured in the gallery's window display, and Peter Wileman's colourful semi-abstract oil 'A close run thing'. Other oils proving popular with discerning collectors included Andrew King's 'Gaffers off Southwold Pier', Paul Darley's 'Blue Moon', Russ Foster's 'Spring tide, River Alde', and Ray Leech's quirkily titled 'Best fish & chip shop in Aldeburgh'. Work in other mediums proved equally popular with watercolours by Adrian Taunton, John Paley, David Talks and Gerald Green and David Eddington's vibrant acrylic 'Breaking waves, Aldeburgh' and Gareth Jones's dynamic pastel 'Waiting for the storm' all receiving red dots by the end of the day. Over and above the affirmation of collectors, EAGMA's Easter exhibition showcases the high quality and variety of its members' work.
The exhibition continues until Sunday 26th April.
Thompson's Gallery is open Mon - Sat 10.00 -17.00 Sun 11.00 - 17.00
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