The PV for Kate Lycett’s first Solo Exhibition since 2010 was last Thursday and it was a truly amazing evening; were you there?
Serious tackle needed for Kate’s really large paintings Stoodley Pike and Bridge Lanes
Let the hanging commence!
We worked hard on Wednesday night ensuring that all 14 originals were in place ready for the PV Thursday evening 6-9pm
All looking great, now to introduce Kate’s paintings to the rest of the world!
Kate has many collectors from previous exhibitions and more recently from a new body of work Heart Gallery was proud to hang in November 2012 as part of our Christmas Exhibition so it was no surprise to see an orderly queue forming at 5.45pm!
Just time for a quick hug before I opened the Heart Gallery door!
Out with the nibbles
Out with the nibbles
Mustn’t forget the Prosecco and the Wine
Once we were open it was soon extremely busy in the Picture Gallery, and in the main gallery, as people politely nudged their way in to see Kate’s fabulous new collection of paintings that have been 18 months in the making.
Busy, busy, busy in the Picture Gallery
Main Gallery also buzzing
It wasn’t long before the red dots had to be stuck on the originals as sold and the lovely Julia and Lisa were kept busy behind the counter!
Hard to choose a favourite print
There was a great buzz in the air and lots of satisfied customers with most of them managing to grab a word with Kate to find out the story behind each painting. It was interesting to see the 3 originals that inspired Kate to make the lanterns for Hannah to sell in Radiance, Fairy Lights, Old Gate and Albert Street but my favourite was the Antique Printers Tray called Studies For Trees which was filled with smaller paintings and framed in a lovely box frame…and I was delighted I knew the lovely couple that bought it.
Anna and Alan chatting to Kate about the Antique Printers Tray they’d just treated themselves to (along with another print too!).
Kate has framed this piece in a fabulous wooden box frame so do call in to see the real thing on the wall if you can; I couldn’t photograph it properly as the light was reflecting on the glass so I’ve used the pre-framed picture for you here.
Printers Tray in Kate’s Studio before framing
The whole evening went by so quickly and I even took a call at 8pm from a lady in America who wanted the original Bridge Lanes if it was still available … it was, so there was another red dot and another highly satisfied Heart Gallery/Kate Lycett customer! I’m not surprised she was keen to own this one!, it’s stunning and rather large so I hope she’s got a big wall to hang it on!
Bridge Lanes painting by Kate Lycett, limited edition prints still available at Heart Gallery
As the evening drew to a close Kate and I had a chance to sit back for a second and take it all in whilst Hannah Nunn snuck up and took a crafty picture of us chatting to the last few customers, good shot Hannah thank you.
Tired but happy and as Kate pointed out, the red flower in my hair (knitted by the lovely Helen at Ribbon Circus for me), her gorgeous red beads and the red dot behind us on the original Bridge Lanes all complimented one another!
Hattie’s red shoes matched mummy’s and this blog post would not be complete without this fab photo
We were all locked up and away by 9.30 to enjoy a social gathering and food at the Thai restaurant along with a few glasses of much deserved wine!
Kate’s red hat even matched!
All the originals are still gracing our walls so you still have time to bob in and see them as they won’t be collected until the end of April. After that they will be replaced with framed limited edition prints and the exhibition runs until the 7th July so find a date in your diary to visit Hebden Bridge and bob in to Heart Gallery to see it – you will not be disappointed.
If you would like to be informed of future exhibitions at Heart Gallery then please email us and we will happily put you on our mailing list and you can also keep an eye on Kate’s news here.
Stoodley Pike painting by Kate Lycett, limited prints still available at Heart Gallery