The twelfth annual Exhibition for The Society of Feline Artists is now on at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London and it features the work of Full and Associate members of SOFA. On show are approximately 300 paintings of cats in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and etchings – making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country.
The London show opened it’s doors today for the private view. It was surprisingly well attended considering we were blessed with torrential rain. The show became busy very early in the day and everyone enjoyed the afternoon, the champagne and the chance to see so much high quality work on display. The show was opened in splendid style by our Patron David Grant. Don’t mention the parrot!
Kay Young gave the welcoming speech and thanked Jillian and Ernest and the staff at Llewellyn Alexander for their hard work on our behalf.
The gallery prize was won this year by Karen Hunt for her painting ‘Stretch’, congratulations to Karen.
The painting chosen for the Friends Prize Draw this year was ‘Arthur’ a painting by Dianne Whitney Searle.
There are lots of photos of the exhibition in the SOFA 2008 photo album. You can view them either as a slide show or as an photo album. The slide show uses flash and will show you much larger images. Great for seeing paintings on the wall.
As usual we couldn’t photograph all the paintings as there are areas were we couldn’t get to where the paintings were hanging and there are a lot of reflection too, especially those paintings hanging in the windows, but hopefully it will give those members who couldn’t attend an idea of how it all looks.
You can see the photos as a slide show or as a photo album. The slide show is animated and has hidden controls that let you pause and move forward and backwards in the show (they show up as your mouse moves over them). The photos are large so you can get a better idea of all the paintings on the wall but it can take quite a time to load.
For those who want a faster, less glitzy show, or who loose the will to live waiting for the slide show, the photo album is much smaller and faster.