The appetite for quality contemporary fine art shows few signs of abating. Indeed it could be argued that the popularity of art is on the rise, with increasing numbers of art lovers, collectors and investors seeking out the work of recognised and respected artists. The success of Damian Hirst’s auction in September attests to this current trend.
It is therefore no surprise to observe that the recent exhibition of Duncan MacGregor’s work at Gallery Rouge in St Albans was so enthusiastically received. As a celebrated marine artist his style and technique is immediately recognisable, and his work is in great demand.
Duncan is an unassuming, refreshingly ‘ordinary’ kind of guy. Shying away from the limelight (but in no way a shrinking violet!) he allows his palate knife to do the talking. His personal appearance at the gallery on October 11th was a highlight for many, providing a rare opportunity to speak with the artist and learn more about his influences.
When asked how he felt about the exhibition, Duncan commented “It was really nice to see so many admirers and to be able to share my passion for the sea with them. I thought the gallery looked great and provided a brilliant showcase for my work”.
Gallery owner Kuldip Chohan was equally delighted stating “It’s always comforting to know that all those months of preparation and hard work ultimately delivered a first class event, where clients were able to purchase some outstanding pieces of art for their homes. It is Duncan who should be congratulated – he produces the mesmerising paintings!”