You've been framed - again

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Landscape painting in a pine frame hanging on a gallery wall

Picture and frame reunited - Martin will be pleased!

Those of you who attended Martin Greenland's talk on his John Moores winner, 'Before Vermeer's Clouds', or who have listened to the gallery talk since, might remember Martin talking about the original frame. He said he had been persuaded to remove the frame for the show but hadn't been totally convinced as he quite liked the frame and felt it expanded the parameters of the painting.

Well, today painting and frame were reunited as the piece went on permanent display at the Walker Art Gallery. The simple, floating American pine frame is about five inches in depth and has quite a contemporary feel. Check it out.

And oddly enough I've just seen this article on the News & Star website about another of Martin's paintings, 'December' appropriately enough, that is currently on display at Meadowbank Farm Studio in Curthwaite, Wigton, Cumbria.