Operation I – SOLD

I made this image during the first lockdown. It was part of a series I called ‘Hospital’, inspired by news reports and documentaries shown through the early stages of the pandemic, when the crisis was acute.

I was struck by the depth of concentration that was still visible through the smallest glimpse of the surgeons’ faces; the lighting reminiscent of paintings from centuries before. It was a profound and evocative scene.

Earlier this year, I decided to enter the painting to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 209th exhibition.

I was over the moon to receive the email with the first word, ‘ CONGRATULATIONS’ at the top! My painting was accepted and will travel to London for the show in May.

Throughout the crisis, one promise I made to myself, was to visit London to see my favourite galleries as soon as they were able to reopen.

This impossibly long list, includes the National Gallery, both Tates, the Courtauld, the National Portrait Gallery, the Wallace Collection and the Mall Galleries.

Never in a million years did I think that my first visit will include a show featuring one of my own pictures!

Operation I at the Mall Galleries,
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Maxine Dodd at the Mall Galleries
Visiting in person, Maxine D
Framed original watercolour by Maxine Dodd, ‘Operation I’
Operation I – SOLD

Update – November 2021: ‘Operation I’ has now sold.

6 responses to “RI Watercolour Artists – Mall Galleries”

  1. CompassAndCamera Avatar

    Congratulations! So well deserved! Hope you have a wonderful trip to London. The Wallace Collection is a favorite of mine, too.

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    1. Maxine Dodd - Art Avatar

      Thanks so much! It’s a great honour, I am so excited about it! 👍


  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus Avatar

    Well, that’s absolutely fabulous Maxine – many congratulations! How wonderful to visit a gallery for the first time and see your painting on the wall. (You’ll have to loiter nearby and see what people say… 😉)

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  3. Sheree Avatar

    So well deserved! Really missing visits to museums and galleries.

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    1. Maxine Dodd - Art Avatar

      Bless you Sheree! It feels like such a long time since a visit to a gallery.. it will be so good to set foot inside one once again, can’t wait! 👍

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      1. Sheree Avatar

        Me neither

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