Sold for £8,000
* AVRIL PATON (SCOTTISH b 1941),
TOPPING OUT DAY (c1995)
watercolour on paper
80cm x 100cm
Framed and under glass.
Label verso: Gatehouse Gallery, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, where acquired by the vendor.
Note: A remarkably rare work by Avril Paton, the artist who painted "Windows in the West", one of Scotland's best known and most popular contemporary paintings which was acquired for the nation by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and is currently on display at Kelvingrove Gallery, Glasgow. There has been much written about Paton's work from the 1990's explaining the meticulous detail and the many months it took to complete a single picture. Paton eventually moved on to a more spontaneous abstract style of work and consequently her paintings from the 1990's are a distinct isolated body of work and the examples from this time are few and rarely, if ever, appear at auction. Avril Paton's work from this period has been studied as part of the curriculum for many of the nation's youth and there are talks and discussions on YouTube which include "Topping Out Day". Private collection, England.
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