Friday, 21 September 2012

Where My Wellies Take Me Launch

Michael Morpurgo on door duty
Clare Morpurgo signing

Off to the Illustration Cupboard last night for the launch of Where My Wellies Take Me by Michael and Clare Morpurgo and an exhibition of the art work by Olivia Lomenech Gill.   Always exciting seeing a new exhibition and the paintings looked wonderful - framed by Olivia's husband Vincent.  By 5 o'clock the place was already filling up with more and more people trying to get in and have a look and say hello  - collectors, friends of Olivia's, friends of the Morpurgo's, friends of Templar - they were all there.

Spilling out onto the pavement
Lots of interest in Olivia's artwork and of course, the beautiful limited edition of Where My Wellies Take Me on sale through the Gallery.  Michael Morpurgo gave a lovely speech - perched on the staircase with his wife, Clare and Olivia alongside him.  He told of a fortunate meeting between them whilst at a small literary festival in Brittany which led to this collaboration.  He also spoke of Clare's idyllic childhood in Devon which was the inspiration for the anthology and the story of Pippa - the little girl who goes where her wellies take her.

The Artist, Olivia Lomench Gill

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