I Met My Love (Tate St Ives)
Original, Acrylics and mixed media on canvas, c 60cm x 60cm (no frame needed) – £1,000
Signed, Limited Edition Fine Art Print:
(1/20) c 36cm x 36cm (print not paper size) – Unframed – £125
This is a representation of the Tate, St Ives. The quote “I met my love by the gas works wall” is taken from the song “Dirty Old Town”, written by Ewan MacColl and sung by many. The Pogues’ version is the one that most stirred me. The quoted line sums up my feelings about the building. An iconic modern art gallery, awarded the Museum of the Year 2018 for its “deeply intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful” gallery extension, it is sited on that most industrial of places – a former gasworks. When I first visited St Ives, just after the Tate was built, I met my love. My enduring and eternal love. My love of St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, the gallery itself, its nod to its industrial past, and the art it encases. From that moment, I knew I would come to live in St Ives.