Today seemed like a good day to update the website a little more comprehensively. The home page has been updated with a new online exhibition and a link to the St Ives Moderns works that we are now showing across the way in Gallery Two. We all enjoyed the Patrick Dolan paintings very much, so we’ve made them the subject of the new online-only show. It has to be said that, given the scale of some of the works, showing them online is substantially easier than getting the blessed things on the wall! I think we all feel that these are quality works deserving of more attention.
For those of you who are new to Dolan’s work (and that’s most of us, frankly), you may find the following information helpful:
Patrick Dolan (1926 – 1980)
Irish-born abstract painter, Patrick Dolan, studied at the Architectural Association in London in the 1950s. Largely due to his friend Adrian Heath, he moved to St Ives in the early 1960s, becoming a member of the Penwith Society of Artists in 1965 and was an associate of Francis Bacon’s. In 1969 he became a senior lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art. In 1962 Dolan shared a show with Anthony Sheils and Alan Wood at Gallery 60 in Chichester, organised by the Rawlinsky Gallery and in 1965 he shared an exhibition with Wood at Queens Square Gallery, Leeds, he also showed with Midland Group in Nottingham. In 1995 an exhibition of Dolan’s work was shown at the Belgrave Gallery, London.
Oh, and one more thing. The Ffiona Lewis catalogues have just arrived from the printers and look great. The work is strong, the catalogue sings nicely, and we’re all looking forward to putting the paintings up on the wall.