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Friday, August 24, 2012

LOVELY MESSAGE TO ARTIST PAT WELLER

Pat Weller was painted by Robert Sharpe in February 2012

Our former chairman Patricia Weller received the following message, via the T.A.S. Website Editor, from a lady who had purchased one of her paintings. The both gave their permission for it to be posted online.
 
"In 2003 I bought a painting that you did.  It is of a wee red geranium plant perched on a windowsill, the windowsill is in a stone building.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you that it is my favourite painting and in good times and not so good times, it has been there on the wall cheering me up every time I see it.

I bought the wee picture when I was a student in Southampton. The painting was for sale at a charity bazaar type thing in Winchester.  I think they wanted £16 but I only had £12, so I got it for £12.  Yes, I know that is a bargain, but £12 to a student in those days was a fair bit of drinking money.

Since then I have bought a load of paintings, but yours is my ultimate favourite.  It has pride of place in the living room.

 The painting has moved from Southampton, to Scotland, to London, and now it is finally home in Oban (West Coast of Scotland).
 
Kay Lang"
 
What a lovely story! When we sell a work of art we rarely know what happens to it. Well done Pat!
 

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