Hollywood Arrives in Tetbury

by Claire Mitchell 22. September 2011 14:43

Excitement surrounds us here this week as we welcome an original piece of Hollywood history to the gallery in Tetbury.

In this, his first UK exhibition, renowned American artist Bill Mack showcases a piece of the original Hollywood sign which he uses as a canvas to paint images of legends of the silver screen.  The piece we have here (which is already attracting much attention from visitors!) is the iconic image of Marylin Monroe wearing her black bathing suit.

As well as the Hollywood sign, he produces other works that are included in the exhibition that combine elements of bas relief and sculpture which create three dimensional, lifelike pieces. Bill Mack’s work can be found in the homes of many well known faces including Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion and President Bush.

Come and see for yourself this unique work in the beautiful Cotswold setting of Spencer House in Tetbury. We look forward to welcoming you to view and buy from our wide choice of contemporary arts for the home and office.    

For all enquiries call us on 01666 50 51 52.

























COMING SOON: Hollywood comes to Tetbury!

by Claire Mitchell 13. September 2011 16:01

A piece of the original Hollywood sign will be coming soon to The Art Gallery, Tetbury as part of celebrated artist Bill Mack's major UK exhibition.

One of America’s most celebrated and keenly collected artists is holding his first UK exhibition at The Art Gallery in Tetbury this month.
Bill Mack’s work can be found in the homes of many Hollywood stars. His style is unique: combining elements of bas relief and sculpture, he produces three dimensional, lifelike works that seem ready to escape from their frames.
He also paints iconic portraits, most recently a body of work painted on fragments of the original Hollywood sign.

Bill Mack’s work will be at The Art Gallery, Tetbury from 21st September 2011.

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'Maximum & Minimum' Exhibition at The Knapp Gallery, Regents Park

by Claire Mitchell 7. September 2011 10:16

The Maximum and Minimum Exhibition showcases the work of minimalist artist Jean Lagadec alongside the striking abstract work of Paresh Nshinga as well as introducing the unique glass mounted drawings by Robert Brain.

We hope that this new exhibition demonstrates how minimalist and abstract work can work together to great effect in any modern home.




Jean Lagadec
Raised and educated in Paris, 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. Lagadec admits to an interest in the duality between the mundane and the supramundane. 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. He refuses to adhere to conventional methods of creating perspective but instead developed his own “entailles” (cuts into paper or canvas) technique. Alongside his modern, minimalist pieces, Lagadec has recently started working with charcoal/graphite & Venetian red/sanguine which, he says, was inspired by his new wife. In these more classical pieces, Lagadec still seeks to portray an abstract beauty, but in a more tangible, earthly form. Lagadec supports the Eastern concept that a work of art is finished only when you cannot take anything more out.
View Jean’s full online gallery here.

Paresh Nrshinga
Within the wild, exotic and mystic beauty of Africa, the spirit of an artist was born. Paresh Nrshinga was born in Kenya and at a young age he moved to the UK. After numerous years of extensive travels he is now based in Radlett, Hertfordshire. From early childhood, Nrshinga was already absorbing colours, movements and sounds, transforming them into expressions and motions onto his sketchbooks. His travels around the world combined with his deep spirituality influence his unique paintings, which are masterpieces of original and exceptional talent. Inspired by artists such as Pollock, Warhol, Klimt and Picasso, Nrshinga’s paintings reflect his flirtation with abstract expressionism. When viewing Nrshinga’s work, the spectator can immediately perceive how strongly the artist expresses his feelings, memories and struggles. Through his passion for music he developed a unique flair of transferring and transforming the energy of sound onto canvas in the form of colour and movement - thus, creating the most vibrant visual effects. Nrshinga is a versatile and perceptive painter. His brushstrokes are free and spontaneous, concentrating on texture, gesture and ecriture. He delivers an edge through the recreation of the medium of paint and the exploration of new fields of colour and abstraction. His paintings are an adventure of self-discovery. Nrshinga has exhibited widely in galleries in France, Italy and across the UK. The young artist’s work now features in many valuable private and corporate collections worldwide. He has worked together with established and prestigious brands such as Bang & Olufsen and has very successfully exhibited in London, New York, Dubai, Paris and Italy. His paintings are popular and continue to offer a unique experience of spirituality, music and passion through a journey of emotions and colours.

View Paresh’s full gallery here.


Robert Brain
After many years working as a College Lecturer in Art, I left the profession in order to further my own creativity.  I have since collaborated on many prestigious projects with renowned professionals including garden designer Julian Dowell, mosaicist Lucio Orsoni of Venice, glass artists Bradley Basso, and glass specialists Proto Studios.   It was whilst working with Bradley Basso on a large interior design project in London that I first encountered the exciting world of glass art and became fascinated with its creative possibilities.  Using the latest kiln firing technology to overlay my initial images onto glass, I am working at exploring and developing the interplay of light and shadow which is achieved by this technique. Part of my portfolio involves the firing of enamel onto toughened glass at high temperature - this makes it very stable and durable and therefore safe to display in an external location.  In this way the glass can be used for architectural projects up to 3m high and of any length.  I am available via The Art Gallery to discuss commissions. My work has been exhibited in the Business Design Centre and the Bankside Gallery in London, and in several regional galleries including The Art Gallery in Tetbury.  It is held in various private and corporate collections both in the UK and internationally.  All work available on the website is supplied with a backing board and is ready to hang.

View Robert’s full gallery here.



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New Autumn Exhibition at The Malvern Theatres

by Claire Mitchell 6. September 2011 09:29
This Autumn we are pleased to welcome a group of unique contemporary artists to our exhibition space at The Malvern Theatres, Worcestershire. ;

Ed Chapman
Ed Chapman is one of the UK's top mosaic artists making works from all manner of materials from sugar cubes or vitreous glass to recycled paper and coins.
In his instantly recognisable style he is best known for the incredibly detailed results he achieves with his ceramic works, painstakingly creating his subjects using hundreds of fragments of hand-cut tile, as in the works on show at Malvern.
A professional artist for 10 years, Ed was the only contemporary artist to have work at Cancer Research's Abbey Road auction in 2009 where his ceramic portrait of John Lennon raised £4000 and in 2011 his unique portrait of Jimi Hendrix made from more than 5000 Fender plectrums sold for £23000.
Ed has exhibited throughout the UK and across Europe and the USA in New York and California and his work has a number of high profile collectors including renowned musicians, TV stars and television personalities (UK pop stars, England footballers, even Lemmy from Motorhead) and has received widespread media coverage on BBC, ITV, Sky TV and the international press; newspapers and magazines.

To see Ed’s gallery click here.  





 Paresh Nrshinga
Paresh Nrshinga was born in Kenya but at an early age moved to the UK. From early childhood, Nrshinga was absorbing colours, movements and sounds, transforming them into expressions and motions in his sketchbooks.
Inspired by artists such as Pollock, Warhol, Klimt and Picasso; his paintings reflect his interest with abstract expressionism.Through his passion for music, he developed a unique style; transferring and transforming the energy of sound onto canvas in the form of colour and movement - thus, creating the most vibrant visual effects. The six works on show in Malvern have already attracted much attention.
His work features in many private and corporate collections worldwide. He has worked with established and prestigious brands such as Bang & Olufsen and has very successfully exhibited in London, New York, Dubai, Paris and Italy. His paintings are popular and continue to offer a unique experience of spirituality, music and passion through a unique journey of emotion and colour.
To view Paresh’s work click here






 Mark Cawood
 Born in the North of England, Mark moved south to commence formal training, studying Art and Design at Barking College, going on to graduate with an honours degree in Graphic Fine Art at the University of East London in 2000.
He has since concentrated on theme based projects, such as his collection of work covering the current issue of global warming and climate change. Each painting comprises a unique and perhaps alternative view of seascape artwork set within an environmental theme.
Mark says “Images are unpredictable, perhaps even erratic and no one can be sure what affect they will have on the viewer, but an image has the potential to evoke intense mood”
He regularly participates in group and solo exhibitions including venues such as the Liverpool Academy of Arts, the Cambridge Art Fair and Callow's Yard Gallery. This is his second showing in Malvern.

Mark’s full gallery can be viewed here.




 Rianna Lane
Rianna is an up and coming new star in the art world.
She graduated from Katharine Lady Berkeley's School, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire in 2009 and is now at Northampton University, studying Fine Art and Advertising.
She specialises in portraits, having been painting seriously since around 2006. In that short time, she has staged three solo exhibitions, one in Wotton Under Edge, followed by another in Bristol and a third at Weston Park in Telford in February 2010.
She has also produced work for Bath Rugby Club and has a piece permanently displayed in the Welsh Rugby changing room at the Millennium Stadium. Rianna has also shown her work at Twickenham Stadium.
Her most recent exhibition was in February this year at Rhondda Heritage Park and was a series of Welsh Rugby portraits.
Her work is owned by (amongst others); Jonathan Webb - ex England Rugby International, Non Evans -  ex Welsh Rugby International and John Challis, better known as Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.
Buy now before a wider recognition moves prices upwards.
See the rest of Rianna’s work here.


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