Internationally acclaimed artist Paul Raymond Gregory is celebrating the news that his accomplished work is being recognised with an exclusive exhibition of his 30 painting strong series of Lord Of The Rings. The invitation comes directly from the prestigious Prince Eugenâ€™s Waldemarsudde Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden - home of the artist-Prince Eugen at the turn of the last century. The Princeâ€™s large collections of Scandinavian art from 1880-1940 along with most of his own works are exhibited here which provides the perfect Scandinavian setting to display Paulâ€™s paintings.
Commissioned over 25 years ago by the eminent art dealer and former Sotheby director Peter Nahum, proprietor of Londonâ€™s The Leicester Galleries this extensive collection features the artistâ€™s interpretation of the classic Tolkein series. Some of the paintings stand 2 metres by 3 metres and contains 2 major triptychs (2 metres by 6 metres) featuring poignant scenes and characters. This is indeed an exhaustive labour of love and reflects a focused and dedicated collaboration between Gallery and the Artist.
In addition to this spectacular and unique series of work which also features specially commissioned hand-carved and gilded frames of extraordinary variety, imagination and impact will be a selection of Paul Raymond Gregoryâ€™s complementary fantasy artwork and an ante exhibition of music related paintings and imagery. This will feature original artwork for Metal band album covers by Saxon, Molly Hatchett, Blind Guardian, Freedom Call and from Paulâ€™s own Metal Festival â€“ the complete set of Bloodstock Festival Art.
Running from 18 March to 31 August 2007, the exhibition has plans to extend to other parts of Europe, uniting various invitations to continue as a constantly travelling world wide retrospective.