Bar Cervantes is a typical Catalan bar located in the “Gothic” part of Barcelona. The bar is easy to spot especially because its named after the street “Cervantes. Bar Cervantes has a very authentic Spanish design with beer barrels stored up on its high ceilings complete with antique fans, the only renovation that’s obvious is where the one wall that has been painted a deep purple containing long shelves which makes it a cinch to exhibit paintings or photos without having to hang them.
The bar has been owned by the same family for at least three generations. Owner Christina is not only an extremely nice person but also very helpful and supportive of the arts. It’s been an absolute delight to exhibit here not to mention the delicious food they serve for breakfast and lunch. Here are some photos just to give you an idea 🙂
Bar Cervantes, Calle (street) Cervantes 7, Barcelona
what’s so nice about the design is the fact that they have been able to perserve it’s original tiles which look great against the deep purple wall, and the paintings just “pop”!
Another exhibit in el Borne, BCN! La Bascula is one of the coolest restaurants I have ever been to, although I am a carnivore this vegetarian rest. really knows how to do it up. Awesome food, deserts and my fave the decor -mostly recycled stuff such as doors being used as tables. Whole bunch of antiques- books, other peoples art and just random cool stuff. Exhausted but getting there! A “Woo-hoo” is definitely in order!
These were some of the first paintings I painted when I first arrived in Spain. Culture shocked, in awe , trying to adjust to the Spanish way of life. Every Saturday I would paint outside in the backyard to avoid feeling over-whelmed. I was absolutely in heaven!
This exhibit was in the heart of one of the most bohemian neighbourhoods in Barcelona, perhaps it is the precise reason as to why I sold so many paintings there. The neighbourhood is diverse, extremely artsy and highly creative. I will post some of the pictures I took a few years ago of the annual festival they hold in the neighborhood, almost 99% of the decorations were made of recycled goods…watch for it, I will post it some time this week….
Sold all three small paintings of buildings…
Also my “Best bitches in Sitges”…
the french bulldog…
and the girl with her cat in “barrio gotico” (far right)
The owner and the staff were so supportive and helpful, never asked for commissions
instead they were encouraging and constantly positive!
This was the first place that I exhibited my work in Barcelona in February 2013. It was probably the worst place for visibility as no one could hardly see inside but I sold a painting there, and it got the ball rolling!