The organising of the Carlo Rossi RSW RGI Memorial Exhibition has felt like something special from the outset, and I wanted the opening on Sunday to be extra special.
Once the exhibition had been hung, the gallery felt very peaceful and Carlo's gentle paintings through the decades brought a serenity to the gallery that made me smile. I realised that this Memorial exhibition was not a sad occasion, but a very uplifting, warm and celebratory one.
Scenes of Italy, Glasgow, still life and figurative works fill the gallery, all with Carlo's unmistakable touch.
And with everything in place . . . .
. . . . the crowds arrived and it was a truly lovely day.
I am so pleased to say that the appreciation of Carlo and his paintings has been very touching, especially for the family. Undoubtedly a great artist, but also a lovely man who has left us such a beautiful collection of works.
Several of Carlo's paintings have already been sold and will be going to good homes at the end of the exhibition.
You can view the exhibition on http://smithygallery.co.uk/currentExhibitions.htm
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening, but a very special thank you to Paolo Rossi, Carlo's son, for asking us to pay this special tribute.
The exhibition continues until 22 July.
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