The Cairn House Gallery opened in 2012 and has been more successful than I ever dreamed it would be. I intended it as somewhere I could exhibit my work in a calm, quiet but welcoming space and one which complimented the work on display. Well, it seemed to work and over the years I've welcomed many customers to the gallery. More often than not they have left with a piece of art which will remind them of this special part of Scotland for years to come.
I've also managed to attract a number of customers returning to the gallery year after year and as a result, have been fortunate enough to establish many new friendships too. However, all things must change and it's time to close the Cairn House Gallery doors one last time.
Does this mean an end to Kevin Arrowsmith Photography? Absolutely not!
I will be opening my online store very soon offering quality prints of some of my more popular images but also more recent work. There will be two 'grades' of print in different finishes and available delivered in a protective tube or presentation box with added 'extras'. I'll also be selling my work at 'pop-up' events in the area as well as other galleries, some a little further afield.
I'll also continue to offer a full framing service for people in the 'Far North' so whether you're an artist yourself or perhaps would just like to have something special of your own framed, do get in touch. I can offer a range of finishes, and all work is based on 'Fine Art Trade Guild' standards using conservation materials and techniques.
So, I hear you ask why? and what will I be doing instead of running the gallery? Well it's high time that I prepared for my next level of RPS (Royal Photographic Society) membership and that will involve quite a lot of work, getting 'out there', camera in hand building up the portfolio of work required. Oh, and also more 'walks with a whippet!