Art’s Gallery, Triacastela, Galicia, Spain

The main reason we travelled over to Spain was to see Arthur and his exhibition at his gallery along the Camino de Santiago.  Arthur had walked the Camino several years ago and fell in love with what was then a dilapidated building right on the path about 130km (112 miles) from Santiago de Compostela.  He decided to buy it and set about renovating it and now, 10 years on, it’s both his home and an art gallery.  The garden is still work in progress but the flowers he has planted, which includes 20 to 30 lavender plants, are already attracting numerous butterflies.

Any pilgrims passing by (who will need to turn right to San Xil at the split in the route in Triacastela) are welcome to enter and marvel at the work he’s done as well as his obvious artistic talent.  They may even be lucky enough to get their Camino ‘credentials’, or log book, ‘stamped’ with an Arthur Manton-Lowe original.

I guess this is a timely moment to add that I’m currently putting together a website for Arthur (using WordPress of course) to showcase his paintings, called www.artworkbyart.com.  It’s also work in progress and we will be adding some more pictures soon, so please feel free to follow that site and if anyone out there is interested in purchasing or knowing anything more about the paintings that you see, please do get in touch.  🙂

 

4 thoughts on “Art’s Gallery, Triacastela, Galicia, Spain

  1. Such a lovely post! Very interesting also to see your website as we use the same template (first time I come across a similar one since the start of our travelblogging three years ago!) Even with the same template (if your are curious check: http://www.bestregardsfromfar.com ) it looks quite different. Will follow your adventures from now on and hope that Arthur’s website will be successful! Marcella

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    • Thanks Marcella. You have obviously chosen you template well! ☺ I have only seen one other like it in my 3 years of posting (now 2 of course). I think it shows off the colour in photographs really well. You appear to have been to a lot of places so I may well follow you site too. Enjoy your travels.

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      • Thanks for the follow! We have been to many places indeed and traveling and writing full-time there will be many destinations to come 🙂 I agree for the template, it definitely makes the colours pop! Such a coincidence that we both started posting 3 years ago as well. Happy writing and traveling!

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