The eleventh annual Exhibition for The Society of Feline Artists is now on at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London and it features the work of Full and Associate members of SOFA. On show are approximately 300 paintings of cats in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and etchings – making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country.
Today our London exhibition opened it’s doors for the private view. It was surprisingly well attended considering we were blessed with a tube strike and traffic chaos. But everyone enjoyed the afternoon, the champagne and the chance to see so much high quality work on display. The show was opened in splendid style by our Patron David Grant.
Kay Young gave the welcoming speech and thanked Jillian and Ernest and the staff at Llewellyn Alexander for their hard work on our behalf.
The gallery prize was won this year by Denise Laurent for her painting ‘Lick Me!’
The painting chosend for the Friends Prize Draw this year was ‘Dreaming Cat’ a painting by Sue Sareen.
There are lots of photos of the exhibition in the SOFA 2007 photo album. You can view them either as a slide show or as an photo album. The slide show uses flash and will show you much larger images. Great for seeing paintings on the wall.
I couldn’t photograph all the paintings as I couldn’t get to a couple of the areas where paintings were hanging so apologies to those I’ve missed, and there are a lot of reflection too, especially those paintings hanging in the windows, but hopefully it will give those members who couldn’t attend an idea of how it all looks. The photos are quite large so you can get a better idea of all the paintings on the wall. Just click a photo to see the larger version.