Sunday, 27 November 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
Saturday 23rd April
Stratford Upon Avon ~ Town Hall ~ 10am to 4pm
Am really looking forward to this Fair, should be a great day out. This is the first event since closing my gallery....beginning to miss the retail interaction! I have spent the last week getting all my Burmese & Thai LacquerWare out of store, some Oriental pictures & Oriental China pots & bowls -I have really missed having all the lovely objects around me while I work.
Hope to see lots of people there.
Will be in touch very soon
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Yellow Lilies, Acrylic on canvas by Nicola Kelsall
Nicola has delivered several very large colourful canvas's, all stylised still lifes. A subject that Nicola is a master at - she combines every day objects, fruits, flowers and drapes of material to create a riot of colour that blend together in perfect harmony.
If you're able...join us for the Private View to see the above artists as well as the others mentioned at the beginning of this post. If you can't make Friday 26th - try and pop in before Christmas.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
'My vibrant collections of vintage jewellery designs are handmade by reusing rejuvenating and recycling old trinkets, buttons, beads and charms wherever possible. The fascination for all things recycled started as a child, collecting sequins and sparkling crystal beads from ballroom dance floors in the 70's. As a teenager I bought old buttons, fabrics and even curtain pelmets to create my wardrobe, & have always added my own style to the things I buy and wear. I love finding forgotten and forlorn treaures that have a history, an untold story and breathing new life in to them to create a modern day heirloom.'
Tangled Chain Bracelet with Turquoise and Pearls. The chains weave and wind to form this wonderful mess! Some chains make it all the way round the bracelet, others just dangle off. The turquoise & pearls peep through the tangle.
Watches, Clocks and Keys! Not to mention one or two other bits & pieces. Pearls, beads, buttons - no bows (but I might be wrong about that), a tiny champagne glass, an Eiffel Tower (only a mini one!), a 1920's Murano Glass baubble - a collection of goodies to jangle and wear. The bracelet is surprisingly light considering everything Jacqueline has worked into this lovely creation!
Friday, 9 July 2010
Signed Giclee Print, edition limited to 300.
Summer Meadows are a subject that Sally loves. She first painted them using her Expressionist Style only a few short years back. Each meadow has a different mix of flowers and grasses, making each unique - but more than that, each day the meadows change...new flowers open, the grasses burn, fresh green grass appears, every day is different. Sally layers her paints in a very structured way, building to a wonderful mixture that blossoms into her Summer Meadow
Friday, 14 May 2010
" I discovered these vistas whilst looking for a restaurant in the area. I had driven past on several trips before, but this time it was quite different. It was June, the poppies were in full bloom, the wheat was ripening; and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was, and if one found the right spot, these 3 vistas come into play. I made my way down to see if the farmer was there, couldn't raise anything except for a guard dog. Made a few notes, and came back a few days later. I met the farmer who told me " Oh.. I was down the pub watching the rugby, you're welcome to paint".
Standing in those fields over the next couple of days, under a surprisingly warm Scottish sun was a certain kind of heaven. I have never painted poppies before, but I couldn't let this go. Everything about it was perfect and I loved it! I even forgot about the restaurant! " by CJ
" This scene takes place at an African Bus Stop in Marondera, near to where I grew up. African Bus Stops are the equivalent to French Markets in their own turbo charged, chaotic kind of way. Animals are normally put on the roof rack with bicycles, so it is not unusual at the end of a journey to see a group of surprised looking chickens with a well coiffed goat. In this instance the man on the bicycle is taking the pig to the bus. The pig is still alive, trussed up on the back of the bicycle and the bus hasn't left yet, so it's not too late.
'Waiting for George' Cheltenham Series, Oil on canvas, 800 x 600mm
I thought it was very comfortable. " by CJ
" The architect who designed the Duomo cupola also designed the church of Santo Spirito. It is magnificent, and feels both ancient and modern at the same time. Partly because of it's daunting effect, I have never managed to paint it in 7 years of working in Florence... until last year. After drawing it many times over, I set up my easel only to be approached by a German offering me a beer. Tempting, but it was only 8.30 in the morning. The square fills up with mothers watching their children chase the pidgeons, grandparents taking a stroll and chatting to friends. Vegetable vendors set up their stalls, tourists strut in looking surprised and normally lost, the smell of coffee is floating right past me. But I must work... I can't let the German see me bolting for a cup of coffee over a beer.
After a days work I developed a ritual of visiting the same Geletaria on the corner of San Vio, and then would sit on the bridge and watch the sun disappear into the Arno. One day at the Geletaria, the girl handing me the ice-cream said "I remember you!"
Christopher is still busy writing, we will add more tales very soon.