Several Christmas card pen and ink designs by Ann Marie Gilmore, from the mid 1970s, were recently discovered in family scrapbooks and have been lovingly restored by Giclee UK: the Edinburgh based fine art printers. Two will shortly be offered for sale on this website.
A pack of five high quality cards with envelopes. The cards are blank on the inside to permit the sender to personalise his or her festive greeting. Price includes postage for UK/Ireland/EU/EEA/USA/Canada only. Minimum North America order is two packs.
Cards of the 1988 watercolour "The Chelsea Arts Club Garden" can now be obtained for the first time via this website. In packs of 5 the RRP is £10.00 but will be on sale at £8.00 up to 1 September 2019. Signed limited edition prints of the same work are available at £45.00 (RRP £60.00) during the same period.
To mark the recent enhancements to both the gallery and shop functions of the website all shop items will be on sale up to 1 November 2018 at 20% off the normal price. This includes original paintings, pen and ink drawings, prints and cards (including our two new Christmas cards below).
The Gallery section has been enhanced with the addition of a range of new images the majority of which are from the 1970s. This was a highly experimental phase in Ann Marie's development as an artist; a period under represented previously.
We are delighted to announce that you can now buy cards and prints from our online store. All prices include postage and packing for customers in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
We have a variety of unique Christmas cards for sale based on original artworks by Ann Marie Gilmore, as well as a range of other greetings cards suitable for all occasions.
We will shortly be expanding the store to include original pen and ink drawings. Original artworks will also be for sale on a dedicated section of the site. All purchase enquiries for original artworks should be sent to email@example.com .
Earlier this month the University of Edinburgh obtained two works by Ann Marie Gilmore for its extensive institutional collection. These were the 1980s watercolour “Andean Boy” and a giclee print of the 1986 drawing “the Old (College) Quad” (pictured) Following a meeting with Neil Lebeter, Deputy Head of Museums, to mark the acquisition the artist’s brother, Professor Bill Gilmore, expressed the delight of the family at this development, saying:
“Ann Marie studied at the Edinburgh College of Art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though then an independent institution, dating back to 1760, it has recently merged with the University of Edinburgh. Her works now join an impressive and extensive collection which includes pieces by some of those who taught her and others with whom she studied”.
He also noted that in their discussions Neil had remarked that the collection held by the University contains relatively few images of the Old College, the iconic heart of the institution. Ann Marie’s pen and ink drawing perhaps is the only one which captures the curious misuse of its Quadrangle as a car park over many years in the last century. As the photograph below indicates the cars are now gone and its architectural glory is now much more appropriately framed. The Old College is also the location of the Talbot Rice Gallery of the University.
We are delighted to announce that as a result of generous public donations, the 'Alloway 432' exhibition has raised over £1600 to support brain cancer research, the disease from which Ann Marie Gilmore died in 2006.
On 23 March the artist's brother and sister-in-law , Professor Bill Gilmore and Dr Patricia Shepherd, visited the Edinburgh Centre for Neuro-Oncology (ECNO) at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital to hand over the money.
At the same time the family presented Gill, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at ECNO, with a framed self portrait of the artist to be displayed for the enjoyment of present and future patients and staff at the centre.
'Alloway 432', a major retrospective exhibition of the paintings, prints, and drawings of Ann Marie Gilmore, ended its three week run at the Summerhall Galleries in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 18 March 2017.
At a closing reception for family and friends, the artist's brother, Professor Bill Gilmore, reflected on the event, saying:
"This was a wonderful opportunity for the Scottish public to get better acquainted with the range and diversity of Ann Marie’s work, including 'Alloway 432', the painting which lent its name to the exhibition".
"I'm delighted that so many of her original artworks from the family archive have found new homes in Scotland, the country where she spent her formative years and trained as an artist. Ann Marie herself would be particularly delighted that Elyse (pictured below), which was her favourite piece, has found a permanent home."
"The family was also very touched by how many people contributed generously to ECNO, the brain tumour charity we chose to support because Ann Marie died from an aggressive tumour in 2006 at the early age of 58. We're delighted to report that we've raised over £1500 for this good cause which will support brain cancer research in Scotland".