Exhibitions Revisited: Love, Devotion and Surrender

‘Love, Devotion and Surrender’ exhibition opened in April 2006 and it was Vettriano’s tenth and final exhibition with Portland Gallery in London.
After acquiring a studio in the South of France Vettriano took much inspiration from the environment around him and this was very heavily reflected in the paintings that he produced for this exhibition. As well as Vettriano’s better known darker imagery we also see his use of lighter and brighter aesthetics from beach scenes to convertible cars located in and around Nice. In this exhibition Vettriano proves he is equally adept at using the subtleties of light and shadow to help create the atmosphere of the situation in which his characters exist.
At the time of the exhibition BBC Scotland sent a crew to film at the gallery and to interview Vettriano about his latest collection of paintings.