Light & Texture
Paintings of Casco Antiguo by Simon Johns – June 2021
I would like to thank the more than one hundred people who attended the launch of the show and all those who attended subsequently over the following days. It was an amazing turn out when you consider the considerable restrictions and precautions in place in the city at this time.
I was both moved and humbled by the universally warm and positive reaction to my work from the visitors to the show. Having worked for so long in virtual isolation it was reassuring in the extreme to hear such kind words.
It was also wonderful to welcome so many of the subjects of the portraits to the gallery. It was incredibly moving to see their reactions to the paintings as well as the reactions of their family members.
I would especially like to thank Anabela Fabrega and her team, without the support of whom the exhibition would not have happened. Their magnificent efforts prior to the show, as well as their tireless enthusiasm during the event, ensured its success. Once again, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.