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WE WILL PLAY NICE WHEN WE CATCH THEM, AND SING!   
by Lesley Beaupré                          Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90

Of all the villages on all the islands in all the world, she had walked into this one!

THE NEW SPACE The Gallery, Kinopiastes, is a spacious co

THE NEW ART

 

After the puzzling, somewhat perplexing and dark  paintings of the lockdown years, spring arrived and the star of much of my work  again took centre stage.  Black Dog is back, this time a star indeed of a complex drama set in this village.  Canus the beloved dog of the celestial hunter Orion falls from the sky, the summer star Sirius stuck to his nose. He swoops with swallows as church bels ring.  Pan shows up at the Cafe Neon.  ......

Only as the final brushstrokes dried did I learn that Kinopiastes translates as the Dog Catchers!  My new large painting became 'We will play nice when we catch them, and sing!'  and the theme was set for the Gallery's opening show.  

ntemporary art space in a lovely traditional village on the island of Corfu,  just 8 km south of its historic capital  Corfu Town.  

Coming here to Greece it had not been my plan to open another gallery. Those years, I thought, were behind me in the Caribbean; I wanted only studio time.   But two years of lockdown solitude can change anyone's mind.  I walked past this deserted  space almost every day until finally, as the island came back to life, I decided it should too.  And that it would be pink!  "The Gallery, Kinopiastes"  opened with a party on June 9th , warmly welcomed by the village.  For these summer months it hosts exhibitions of my art.  In time it will, I hope, evolve to host a variety of other original imaginative work made here on our island.

 

THE NEW ART

 

After the puzzling, somewhat perplexing and dark  paintings of the lockdown years, spring arrived and the star of much of my work  again took centre stage.  Black Dog is back, this time a star indeed of a complex drama set in this village.  Canus the beloved dog of the celestial hunter Orion falls from the sky, the summer star Sirius stuck to his nose. He swoops with swallows as church bels ring.  Pan shows up at the Cafe Neon.  ......

Only as the final brushstrokes dried did I learn that Kinopiastes translates as the Dog Catchers!  My new large painting became 'We will play nice when we catch them, and sing!'  and the theme was set for the Gallery's opening show.  

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