International watercolour artist Jean Haines’ current exhibition of work at The Frame Gallery, had a very successful opening night, selling multiple paintings, and attracting new clients.

Jean’s exciting solo exhibition, ‘A Brush With A Woman’, showcased original watercolours by the Artist. This fabulous new collection included well-loved favourite subjects such as wildlife, dogs, horse racing, florals and many surprises.

The ‘Brush With A Woman’ exhibition launch evening on Friday 1st September, attracted new and returning customers from across the region. The opening night at The Frame was Jean’s most successful solo exhibition so far.

Painting sales were in double figures, and all the buyers spoke with enthusiasm about where each picture was going to be hung. Bespoke cupcakes and canapés (Odiham Cake Company) were consumed, and along with flowing bubbles, the launch of the exhibition continued well into the evening. Jean also sold a number of books and some prints, ensuring the occasion was a complete success.

The positivity continued with a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan on Saturday 2nd September. Plenty of visitors enjoyed coffee donated by the Italian ‘El Castello’ and yet more beautiful cakes from Fountains Mall Coffee Shop. All sold out very quickly, with The Frame totting up an impressive £175.25 for Macmillan. Jean herself attended, and gave fans and visitors to the shop an opportunity to discuss her art further. A large number of paintings were also sold throughout the day on Saturday, making the opening weekend for Jean one of her most successful.

Following on from the global success of Jean’s first book ‘Atmospheric Watercolours’, was the ‘World of Watercolour’ exhibition which captured elements of Jean’s travelling adventures. These previous exhibitions have demonstrated how Jean’s style has evolved to the impressionistic approach that makes her work both highly sought after, and hugely collectible.

Here at The Frame, we believe that the success of these exhibitions shows that if you have galleries who have a professional approach, look after their customers, and work with like-minded and successful artists, anything can be achieved.

Jean Haines’ exhibition finished on Saturday 16th September, but for more information about Jean, to enquire which pantings are still available, or to find out more about the Frame Gallery visit or call 01256 701082.

Photo credit: Adam Pegg