I am totally devastated by the news that my friend and fellow artist Chris Gollon has passed away. My first thoughts are for his wife Anne, his children Lawrence and Alice and for David Tregunna, his friend and manager for over twenty years.
As everybody knows we have been creative companions for the last couple of years beginning with my Naked Music album, when he gave focus and twenty four paintings to my solo music project. A painting for nearly every song and more…
When I played at the opening of his “Naked Music” exhibition in London, I surprised him by singing a song I had written inspired by a painting from the exhibition, that was, in turn, inspired by a song on Naked Music.
The song was called “Gimme Some Wine”. This song gave inspiration to a whole exhibition on the theme of “Gimme Some Wine”. I was lucky enough to play at the opening of that exhibition in IAP fine art gallery Monmouth, Wales last month.
I am so very sad today and when I go onto the next leg of the ‘Naked Live..’ tour in Britain next week, I will be dedicating the whole tour to the memory of Chris.