Sunday, November 6, 2011

{ opening treasure }

Paintings pictured from L- R: Chanel No. 5 (sold); Magnolia; Oriental lilies (sold); Chanel 'Rouge' (sold) and Chanel 'Mademoiselle' (sold)

Paintings pictured clockwise from top left: Yellow butterfly (sold); 'Daisy'; 'Blue butterfly' (sold) & Pink feathers.

'Pink hyacinth' (top) and 'Jonquils' (bottom) - both still available!

And Anna's amazing swans - there are two of these, sitting either side of the entrance and they are both filled with pink daisies. 
I think they were my favourite thing in the shop on the night!

All these snaps are curtesy of my darling sister Harriette.

The windows - I painted the backdrops here for Anna, one in zig-zag and the other a Christmas message. (image was taken by Elouise)

On Thursday night my exhibition 'treasure' opened at Black & Spiro here in Brisbane. It's been a big week and I'd been so busy running around that I was quite exhausted by the time the night finally rolled around; however I think this was probably a blessing in disguise as it meant I didn't have too much time to get too nervous about the actual night!

But in the end it really was a great night and I don't think I could have wanted much more from it all. Anna worked her magic on the shop (have never heard so many people raving) which was the most perfect setting and complement for it all; and we had a great turn out, too, with lots of happy people streaming in through the evening and spilling out onto the street with champagne in hand. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who came on the night and all those that helped make it happen - it's so overwhelming and a little bit humbling to have  so many wonderful friends, family and Black & Spiro patrons (old & new) share it all with. I also was fortunate enough to have sold quite a few pieces on the night and in the days since, and there is now only seven left of my collection of 29 paintings. I can't quite believe it all!

So the big night is over but I've already got an even bigger list of things to do and paintings to paint, and I can't wait. This has been the single most enjoyable, fun and truly rewarding thing I have ever done and I am just so grateful to Anna for the opportunity; and to all my friends and family for their unwavering support they have given me to pursue this hair-brained little dream of mine. Because I am so very glad that I did. 

Pip xx

PS. I have had a couple of people enquire about purchasing the paintings.... I don't have an online store as yet (this is next!) however if you aren't in Brisbane but are interested in any of the pieces please contact me directly at 


Gild and Grace said...

Your paintings look amazing Pip! Congrats on the successful exhibition. Yes please for the online store!!

Abbey x

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

Congrats again on a sucessful event! Good for you for following your dreams, and making it all happen!!!! Looking forward to the online store s well...
Thank you for visiting the Northern Light Blog.

TINA KENT said...

Hey Pip,
Mum & I were at the treasure exhibition & you work was just so beautiful. You are very talented! Can't wait for the next collection now. lovT

Spots & Stripes said...

Hi Pip, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I wanted to let you know that I'm thrilled with my new painting, the emerald earrings. Amber

Pip said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and support. And Tina - that is very kind of you, shame I didn't get to meet you this time but hopefully there's another exhibition in the not-too-distant future! In the meantime look forward to following all your blogs as well. Pip x

Kate Lewis said...

Congratulations on a brilliant show! The evening looked magical. Can't wait to see your next paintings.

Kelly Polkinghorne said...

Congratulations Pip! It was a fantastic night and the artwork was amazing - you are only talented girl xxx

Kelly Polkinghorne said...

Oops - sorry for the spelling mistake.. I meant 'one' talented girl :-)

Anna Spiro said...

I still can't believe that you have sold 28 paintings in less than 1 week.

Your talent is so obvious and I am just so thrilled you took the step this time around intead of the first time I tried to encourage you!

We are all so proud of you and we can't wait to see your next collection of paintings at B&S!

A very big congratulations to you! All your hard work has paid off!

Faux Fuchsia said...

Pip I bought the chanel no 5 bottle and i hope you don't mind but I am going to pinch it and put it on my blog x

Pip said...

Thank you Kelly could not have done it without you- hope you've got your feet up enjoying this special time, you deserve it!

Anna I cannot thank you enough, I'll be forever indebted and grateful for what's turned out to be the best thing I've ever done. Your the best. x

And FF of course..... and can I say I'm just a little bit flattered no.5 is going to be keeping such stylish company!


Pip said...

Whoops nearly forgot to thank you Kate... Very kind as always! xx