After increasing both his consumption of wine, and also the range of wines imbibed during the limbo of lockdown-–together with a cursory glance at tasting notes and bottle labels–this Gollonesque character has emerged as a self-appointed "connoisseur", verging on the sinister.
Chris Gollon was a man of great humility, and although he had a great knowledge of European wine and cuisine, he would never impose his opinions or preferences on others. He had a strong dislike of pomposity, and was deeply suspicious of people who called themselves "connoisseurs", which he shows very well in this painting 'The Connoisseur', depicting a figure one might avoid at all costs.
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Artist's studio, IAP Fine Art
Emergence & Transformation, on-line exhibition, IAP Fine Art, 2020