Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres - December-January 2010/11

by Claire Mitchell 11. December 2010 16:36
Our new exhibition at The Malvern Theatres features the work of three landscape artists: ;

Anthony Bridge

Anthony Bridge’s work is rooted in the landscape around Malvern. He is to be seen most days, come hell or high-water (even snow), out with his easel and paints on and around the hills recording the ever changing patterns of season, weather and atmospheric conditions in the Impressionist “Plein Air” tradition. Painting outdoors was made feasible only after the availability of paint in tubes. The introduction of a product called a Pochade Box, made working outdoors even easier. This miniature portable studio became very popular throughout the 18th and 19th century - particularly with artists such as Turner and Constable. It was a practical way of being able to seek out new places and challenges and then transfer them back to the larger canvas in the artist studio. In spite of the obvious advantages, the Pochade Box became less popular, until in the 1980s when it was taken up again by a number of artists. Anthony is one of this group of artists who produce excitingly fresh work. Anthony is still only young yet already his style has developed and matured. He is collected across the UK. You can see more of his work here.


Carrie May

Carrie May honed her artistic skills at the Royal College of Art. Her work is deceptively simple, but closer scrutiny rewards the viewer with a richness similar to that to be seen in the work of artists like Mark Rothko. However in Carrie’s work the stimulus is tied to landscape and the scale is human rather than monumental. A Rothko would be difficult to live with, even if you could get it through the door. Carrie’s work would add an extra dimension to any home. She is just only starting out on her artistic journey. We will all hear a lot more of Carrie in the future. You can see more of her work here.



Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson’s work evokes landscape rather than records it. The haze, the smoke, the mistiness and richness of the colours she uses to create her work gives the viewer the opportunity to decide exactly what is being portrayed. The bonus is that each day a different painting hangs on the wall. Are there figures or is the city deserted? Are the buildings occupied or in ruin? Are we looking at a contemporary scene or something from the ancient past. The viewer decides! Her work has been shown in numerous galleries across the Midlands, but this is the first time her work has been to Malvern Theatre. More of her work can be seen on her personal page on the site.








Christmas Delivery Arrangements

by Claire Mitchell 7. December 2010 13:28
Please find details here on our Christmas delivery arrangements to ensure you receive your artwork and gift vouchers in time for Christmas: ;

1. Artwork & Photos on Canvas: Please order by 10pm on Monday 20 December to give our artists the best chance to deliver for Christmas. This applies to UK deliveries only.

2. Gift Vouchers: Order by 10pm on Wednesday 22 December for us to ask Royal Mail, by special delivery, a voucher in a presentation card by Christmas. This applies to UK deliveries only.

3. Gift Vouchers by email: Order by 5pm on Christmas Eve and we will send you an email gift voucher.



The Art Gallery

by Claire Mitchell 1. December 2010 18:50 are delighted to announce the opening of our new high street gallery in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The Art Gallery is housed over two floors in Spencer House, a splendid Georgian property just 100 yards from Prince Charles’ famous Highgrove shop.
We do hope you get the chance to visit us to view our wide range of high quality, affordable art. We will be welcoming all visitors, whether you want to browse or buy. We are looking to create a friendly, relaxed place for you to select the perfect artwork for your home or office. Click here for a map.
The current exhibition at The Art Gallery includes work by the following artists:
Natalie Toplass
Since 2004 Natalie has been working on a series of intricate flower and bird portraits, and has had a number of well received exhibitions throughout Great Britain. Natalie’s paintings create an impact of emotion and atmosphere direct in their manipulation of texture, light and darkness. Her work is often described as photorealistic but her interest is more with colour and richness of texture.

 Mike Bell
After teaching & Lecturing in Art & Design for 30 years Mike took early retirement 10years ago to concentrate on his Painting . Since then he has exhibited in many Galleries including The Biscuit Factory, Laing ,& Hatton Galleries in Newcastle and also at Artco Leeds. His work is mainly mixed media, using many materials to create a strong textured surface on the canvas. His inspirations mainly come from the wild Northumbrian coast where he lived for 25years & now from the wild Borders region of hills lakes. 

 Jean Lagadec
Jean Lagadec’s artistic interest was nurtured in the 50’s, amongst the art and jazz communities on the Left Bank. His work is now recognised & selling internationally. His modern creations, mainly based on classical mythological beings express a transcendental vision of abstracted beauty. The viewer must decipher abstract forms which, once the simple lines & hint of shadows are combined, crystallise into clearly defined images.

 Rumen Dragiev
Bulgarian born Rumen Dragiev developed an early interest in fine arts and attended art classes. Rumen’ aims to create aesthetically pleasing pictures that will brighten a mood. His style is very colorful and energetic. 

 Paul Allen
Paul Allen is a Sculptor. He works from his home studio in the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. His work is mainly figurative and expressionist in content. Paul finds that the figure is an ideal medium for expression, and just the slightest adjustment in the fingers or tweak of the pose can make all the difference in the expression of the final piece.

Charles Wilmot
Charles Willmott, although for the most part self-taught, studied originally at the Birmingham College of Art. He works from his studio attached to his home in Herefordshire, the rural heart of England, where he lives with his wife Susie. As a contemporary figurative realist he prepares graphite & charcoal studies before painting in oils.

 Victoria Horken
Victoria’s work has become a much valued accessory and can be seen in large contemporary living spaces, hotels and interior magazines. Her work has featured alongside the most dominant modern masters of our time and is fast becoming a recognisable artist amongst her contemporaries. Exhibiting overseas, on the BBC1 website as well as in the homes of the rich and famous. She is sought after by interior designers and private collectors alike and is currently exhibiting in Leeds, West Yorkshire.



Joanna Beal
Joanna is a young artist and architecture student. She graduated from the Manchester school of Architecture in July 2010 with a 1st class (Hons) degree in Architecture. As much as she is passionate about architecture and devoted to her studies, Art has, and always will be her first love.











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