Injury means Jack Vettriano is ‘unable to paint’
29 May 2015
From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Vettriano did not take up painting full-time until the age of 40
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano has announced he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
He has released a statement saying that he has dislocated his shoulder and is facing a long recovery period.
Mr Vettriano is one of the most popular and successful artists in the world.
Paintings by the 61-year-old Fife artist, including The Singing Butler, have fetched huge sums and his prints and postcards sell in vast quantities.
A spokeswoman for the artist said that following his retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow last year there had a substantial number of inquiries regarding new paintings.
The statement from Mr Vettriano said: “As a result of a recent accident my right shoulder was dislocated and the reality is that I am going to be unable to paint in the foreseeable future.
“I am undertaking a course of physiotherapy but am facing a long recovery period. In the meantime I would like to thank the public for their continued support and interest.”
The Singing Butler is Vettriano’s most famous work
Vettriano, born in 1951, left school at 16 and did not take up painting full-time until the age of 40.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment