"There isn’t one picture I’m not pleased with. I’m just over the moon with the show"
Geoffrey, who is celebrating his 80th birthday year, hence the exhibition – says he is over the moon with how the show has been received. “All this work I have never seen together before. To come in and see so many years’ worth of work together and Collect Art has been hyper-selective, it’s like meeting a lot of old friends".
There was work displayed from the 1960s all the way until 2021, including the latest collection, inspired by figures against clouds.
Martin Heaps, owner of Collect Art in Lymm welcomed around 70-80 people per day and an estimated 300 overall. He said: “The weekend went extremely well – more than what we had anticipated. “We have never run them on a Sunday for instance and never opened until late on Saturday but there was a steady flow of people every day.”
Excerpt from Warrington Guardian – Jack Heale
Written by Nick Brown OBE FRSA
"What I want to capture is not the image but the character, I want to paint something people can feel for themselves" Geoffrey Key
Excerpt from Living Edge Magazine
"It was simply a coincidence that on that day I painted that first head, which I then worked through to a series. I always work in series until I have said what I want to say"
Part 1 of the new Geoffrey Key documentary – commissioned by Cheshire Art Gallery has been released on YouTube, already attracting a great deal of attention with hundreds of views within the first days of posting online.
Part 2 of the film is due for release to coincide with the currently postponed – The Key Decades Exhibition.