Friday, December 21, 2012

Highlights of 2012

Another very special time this year was The Carlo Rossi Memorial Exhibition in July. Carlo passed away in 2010 at the age of ninety, painting right up to the last.

Carlo in his Studio

He was a very special artist and a special man and it was such an honour to hold an exhibition of his paintings covering the last seven decades.

Alexandra Parade

Grand Canal, Venice

La Fornacetta, Barga

The exhibition had an incredibly calm and peaceful feeling about it, and the amount of people who came to visit was overwhelming.  It was a joy for me to hear all the stories from various times in Carlo's life, they were all so positive.

The painting Carlo was working on when he passed away

It felt to me like one of the most important things I've done at the gallery and it stays with me as a very happy and rewarding time.

Carlo Rossi 1921 - 2010

Thank you again to Carlo and to Carlo's family.

This is our last blog of 2012, so I want to thank all of you for taking the time to look and for kindly supporting Smithy Gallery.

Happy holidays!



  1. I have enjoyed reading your posts through out the year and wish you all the best in 2013 :)

  2. Lovely to hear that Elizabeth. Here's to 2013!