Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Face of Homelesssness (Kings Road) finds a new home

The Face of Homelessness at the ROI.

The Face of Homelessness (Kings Road) found a new home last year! It's always great when someone comes along and really falls in love with an artwork and also decides to buy it! Now, that's exactly what happened at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition in December last year. The standards were very very high, I got one painting in, and I was so happy that before the Private View had even kicked off at 3.30pm on the day, a lovely lady came to tap me on the back and simply said, "I am excited to buy your painting, can you come over and take a picture when I put the red dot on it!"-That was a great feeling, also it was the second work to sell at the Exhibition which was very successful!

And the Red Dot is placed....

Later on after Carole had picked up the painting from the Mall Galleries she invited me for a get together with 20 of her friends and we all had a nice evening unveiling the painting, while I also introduced the guy I painted and how I came about sketching and painting him. It was a marvelous evening. It's the third time in my life as an artist that I've got the chance to actually see the new home where my painting would be living for a long while. Most of the time these works are purchased off the gallery wall and that's it-never to be seen again! But this was a night with a difference, thanks Carole!

Adebanji and Carole with Painting at the Mall Galleries.

Adebanji, the sketch and the painting at it's new home

Adebanji with Carole and the painting at it's new home

"A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it"-Robert Henri, The Art Spirit


Azra said...

A big,big congratulations!! It could'nt happen to a more nicer,talented and sincere person !!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra, to God be the Glory!

Stephanie Berry said...

Wow--that's great! It's a wonderful painting. Blessings to Carol and you!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Wow! Thats very nice. Hearty congratulations. Carole must be very happy about her new acquisition and is sure to buy more of your work.
Best wishes,

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Fantastic! Truly true God the Father orders our steps! What a wonderful blessing for you.

Balaji Venugopal said...

Thank you for a very interesting post. That is a beautiful painting, and I am glad it has found such a nice home.

adebanji said...

Thanks Stephanie!
Thanks Vinayak!-that would be great!
Thanks Victoria- yes He always does and I pray He continues to order our steps!
Thanks Balaji!