We had a very successful Meet the Artist event on the 11th May 2019, with Robert Kelsey and his charming wife Jean to Arti Farti. Robert had just released 16 new signed limited editions and we are delighted to be the 1st in the UK to have them on our walls in Arti Farti.
Being an independent Art gallery based in Saltcoats, Ayrshire we had the distinct pleasure in hosting this event. Robert took time and explained to his guests where and when he had the inspiration to paint his new and old editions.
“Much of my inspiration comes from the land and seascapes to be found on the West coast of Scotland, near Arisaig, and in particular, the coasts around the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. My Grandparents were school teachers on Barra at the turn of the last century and my father was born on the Island in 1906.
When I visited the island myself some years ago I enjoyed the experience of arriving in a tiny plane, and landing on the cockle strand airstrip with salt spray splashing the windows. Seconds later, walking on the sand, I was overcome by the beauty of my surroundings. A vast flat beach, sparkling emerald water, and a huge sky.”
We all have a relaxed chat and refreshments were flowing like the chatter very relaxed and we met lots of new folks who travelled down from Glasgow and Loch Lomond.
Added bonus Ed Hunter and his lovely wife Rena also popped in to see Robert and Jean and view his new editions. Ed will be returning in November for his Meet the Artist Event. So watch out for each Artists event through out the summer and winter months.