Kate Downie
June 10th, 2010

Invited Academicians at The Rendezvous Gallery

Until June 19th 2010




Sea Cafe I (Akaylar) 2005-10

These two paintings feature in this excellent group show at The Rendezvous Gallery in Aberdeen until June 19th. This Gallery is a wonderfully eccentric (but very cultured) corner of Aberdeen in Scotland , where objet d’art and paintings are  crowded in together but somehow maintain their integrity due to the keen eye and passionate curatorship of gallery owner Duane Meade.

Sea Cafe I started life from a twilight pastel sketch looking across to the Greek island of  Kos from the village of  Akyarlar in Turkey in 2005, reaching  its final incarnation last month. This is joined by my more recent Sea Cafe II based on a beautiful out-of-season trip to Collioures in the South of France last February.

Sea Cafe II