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15th Nov 2011


Olympic skier Alain Baxter paintings sell for £3,500 at auction


A painting of Great Britain World Cup skier and Olympian Alain Baxter commissioned by the Scottish Alpine Ski Team raised £2,500 for their funds at an auction at their recent ball at the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel. Hazel Bowman’s colourful piece of the former Aviemore slalom racer was the most talked about of the night and sparked a fierce bidding war. A preliminary sketch of the star for the painting also raised £1,000 for the team. Ms Bowman said: "Painting from the iconic images of Alain Baxter was a new way of working for me. "The sheer presence of Alain’s power and energy of movement gave me what I needed to work with, it was a great honour to be asked to paint such a national talent." All money raised will go to the Scottish Alpine Ski team athletes to support their coming season. The money will go directly to help them progress to the next level Alain said afterwards: "I have had paintings done before but this one was really special. Hazel understood what it felt like in the moment while also creating a great picture; it really is great."





Friday 16th Sept 2011


Naked Ambition


An exhibition by figurative painter Hazel Bowman opens tonight at Christo’s Great Western Road gallery in Glasgow with many paintings and sketches of ballet dancers. We hear that one of the dancers, invited along tonight, is in for a surprise as he was originally drawn in his underwear, but Hazel used her artistic licence to take them off in her final works. There’s not many men, it has to be said, who have their pants taken off by women and not be aware of it.


























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