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by Claire Mitchell 7. February 2011 11:36 now has its very own Facebook App!

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New Exhibition at The Knapp Gallery, Regents Park - February/March 2011

by Claire Mitchell 7. February 2011 10:53 are pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition at the Knapp Gallery, Regents Park, London. This exhibition features the work of two of our artists:  

Blanka Ciok is a young Polish woman with a lot to say about what matters in life and how individuals can relate to others but so often remain isolated.

The prints in this exhibition are partly inspired by conversations and theories around philosophy, the theory of existence and axiology. They reflect human melancholy and the isolation of the individual but they are also concerned with the passing of time.

Her techniques include state of the art lambda print technology, photography and digital image processing. Despite the contemporary nature of these techniques, her artworks are enriched with symbolism that contains art historical references.

Each of the prints evoke a dream-like surreal quality utilizing  subtly muted ink tones to strengthen a sense of drama.

The highly professional presentation of each print adds to the feeling that you are looking at something really very special.


Frank Pudney is a Fine Artist with a First Class Honours Degree from Norwich College of Art and Design, where he originally trained in illustration.

He now lives and works in London and Brighton. His main works are in oil, the original works of which he exhibits and sells regularly, also selling prints of his work within the U.K. and internationally.

Much of his work has been inspired by his travels around the world as well as his reflections on those times when the dream of travel is all he has had.

He has exhibited in galleries in Hull, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and several galleries in London, as well as in  New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, the USA and Shanghai.

He has produced illustrative work for a variety of publications including the artwork for the book cover of ‘Paper, Scissors, Stone’ by Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate.


For more information on the Knapp Gallery, Regents Park, click here.







Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres for January-February 2011

by Claire Mitchell 19. January 2011 20:34


This exhibition showcases the talents of eight different artists. The work ranges from the traditional local landscapes of Christopher Hughes to the very tactile floral images of Tracy Jolly, with pretty well everything in style and price in-between. Three of the artists, Hester Coetzee, Claire Barone and Joanna Beal are amongst the top-ten best sellers from the on-line gallery
Visitors to the theatre will also see delicate works by Lesley Blackburn, striking prints by Andrea Moore and the richly colourful work of Alison Johnson. In short, there is something for everyone. All these artists have many more examples of their work on the website.
The most traditional is the work of Christopher Hughes. His training as a painter in the Royal Worcester factory, way before almost all production was sent abroad, shows a concern for detail that is a positive delight. His Malvern Hills works are renowned.  
At the other end of the artistic spectrum are juicy floral works by Tracy Jolly. Her technique, using acrylic and mixed media, literally jump of the canvas. She is a young and upcoming artist of whom you will hear more.  

Alison Johnson has exhibited at Malvern before. The pieces she is showing this time are somewhat larger, richer and have already attracted a lot of interest.  


The next three artists, Claire Barone, Joanna Beal and Hester Coetzee sell their works almost as quickly as they can paint them. Claire’s work is highly decorative and akin to free-form textile designs. Joanna has developed a style reminiscent of Vetriano’s work, yet entirely personal. Umbrellas play a large part in many of her works – set, it seems, at some time in the past. Hester continues to amaze in the brilliance of the colours which her works employ. Her subject matter varies but there is always a celebration of life and living.





There are two other artists represented. Andrea Moore is showing two limited edition prints; two dimensional presentations of very colourful low relief sculptures which have a strong structural quality. Lesley Blackburn is returning to the theatre. This time she is showing works which are altogether gentler than any other work on show.  






In total there are 37 works on show, on two floors in the theatre until 27 February, seven days a week from early ‘till late.











Avoid the new VAT increase here at

by Claire Mitchell 4. January 2011 17:27
The rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% that came into effect from 4th January 2011 WILL NOT affect the price of artwork here at We will be absorbing this increase so we can continue to offer original art at affordable prices.


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.











The Knapp Gallery, Regents Park - New Exhibition for November 2010

by Claire Mitchell 7. November 2010 17:10

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at The Knapp Gallery, Regents Park featuring the work of Simon Fairless and Elaine Alderson.

Simon Fairless
Simon’s art comes in a variety of styles and is a reflection of feelings and special places that have caught his imagination and stirred strong emotions inside him. Often they're about the feeling of how beautiful the landscape around us is or an emotional response to people and circumstance. Each painting and photograph has its own story to tell and they mean a lot to him. Simon hopes that everyone gets a little something for themselves out of his art, and in a way that's another story personal to them.

Elaine Alderson
Elaine trained in Fine Art at Sunderland College of Art. She did Theatre Design at Slade School of Art Worked in theatre and education then had full-time employment in BBC Scenic Art Dept. Elaine developed her own paintings both studio and private commissions for murals and garden landscapes. Her TV work includes scenic artwork for EastEnders, This Morning, Paul O'Grady, Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted, Ab Fab, Blue Peter and many Period Dramas. Retail work includes Harrods and Selfridges Christmas windows over many years and display for Disney shops. Film work includes Run Fat Boy Run, Goal Life and Death of Peter Sellars and The Queen. Elaine has displayed her work at many events including Nicky Haslam Party, Earls Court Boat Show Party Represented by the Russell Gallery Putney, most recently in Christmas Show, Affordable Art Fair and Chelsea Art Fair.


As always, the works of a selection of talented students from the Royal Academy Schools are also on display at our exhibition.  




The Malvern Theatres - New Exhibition for November 2010

by Claire Mitchell 29. October 2010 09:04

This month welcomes three new artists to our exhibition space at the Malvern Theatres.

Marilene Salles

Marilene was born in Brazil and has painted since the age of nine, encouraged by her mother’s own painting and interest in art. She went on to study Fine Art at UEMA (The University of Maranhão in North Eastern Brazil).

She was based for several years close to the beach at Porto Seuro on the South Atlantic coast, where she had her own gallery, taking her inspiration from the varied and beautiful wildlife of the area.

Her interest in a wide range of art and artists led her first to Spain in 2006, then to France. She exhibited and sold her work in both countries. The decision to visit Europe was linked to her desire to experience different cultures as well as continuing her study of art; the inspiration gained leading to experiments in the style and content of her own work. She currently lives and works in London.

She produces work whose subject matter varies, to include fish, cats and loving couples. All Marilene’s work have in common, a freshness of colour, a lightness of touch and a quirky jokiness. To own a “Salles” is to wake up every morning with a smile.


Nick Andrew


Nick Andrew studied Art and Graphic Design in Oxford, London and Cheltenham. He moved to Wiltshire after graduating in 1979. Since then he has been working as a painter and has exhibited widely, throughout the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA.

Nick's home and studio are part of a watermill on the upper reaches of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire, where he lives with his wife, Kate (also an artist) and their daughter. Most of these paintings are based on the landscape within walking distance.

The titles of Nick’s beautifully atmospheric and glowing landscapes are deliberately ambiguous; chosen to encourage curiosity, to heighten the sense of mystery adding to the enjoyment of the painting. They are the result of research into particular features or events in and around the locality. The origin of the words might be Old English, Latin, Other Old Languages or combinations of such words. Sometimes he uses Latin plant names and animal classifications.

Nick’s work hangs in many public and private collections, including the Houses of Parliament, Royal London Hospital, P+O, Weetabix, Prudential Assurance, St Bartholemew's Hospital, Scottish Equitable.



Stephen Conroy

It was some time after leaving Wimbledon Art School, where Stephen studied Sculpture, that he discovered his true forte; not sculpture but painting. This process, nevertheless, took over twenty years.

The outward complexity of his work disguises the fact that it is created from the most basic of elements; rectangles, circles, triangles and lines. Into this apparent simple mix Stephen adds his love of pure, bright colour and the finished painting becomes much more than the sum of its parts.

The richness of his work, both in the colours chosen and the complex elements of balanced forms within the painting, are the result of an intuitive process in which Stephen’s emotions and instincts guide the decisions to add and remove shapes and colours.

He feels that much of his formal art education, rather than unlocking his talent served rather to inhibit his artistic development. He has returned, with joy, to that time in childhood when we all got so much pleasure from ‘playing’ with shapes and colours.









The Malvern Theatres - New Exhibition for September-October 2010

by Claire Mitchell 17. September 2010 09:26 are pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition at The Malvern Theatres featuring three talented artists.

Nick Maitland

Nick exhibits his paintings in public exhibitions on a regular basis and has work in private collections throughout the UK and abroad. His paintings - primarily in oils - explore landscape, light, colour and form combining abstraction and representation. His work has often been inspired by his love of orchestral music and poetry and he makes regular treks into the countryside and around the coastlines of Britain drawing, photographing and collecting imagery and ideas. He accepts commissions based on themes within this area but is also an experienced portrait painter working on sittings of individuals, groups and animals.

He has been an artist-in-residence at Wellington College and has taught art and design in a variety of schools in the UK. He currently lives, paints and teaches in Oxford. His emotionally charged paintings have often been likened to the later works of JMW Turner.


Judith Gait

Judith studied Fine Art in America, Italy and latterly in England.

Her subject matter has changed over the years and although she still produces portraits and political pieces she now produces still-lifes and landscapes. The works in this exhibition represent but a small part of her output.

Judith uses a mixture of media to bring out the colour and texture of her landscapes in a way that is both subtle and expressive and cannot be achieved solely through oil or pastel.

Her still-lifes have a monumental and timeless quality which is unique. The apparent simplicity of these works belies the depth of emotion within them. The viewer who gives them more than a superficial look, is rewarded by a surprising depth.

Judith uses her artistic talent working with adults in a local addiction support centre, The Drugs and Homeless Initiative.

Her work is held in many collections worldwide and has also been sold to celebrities such as film director Robin Hardy (“the Wickerman”).


Thomas Dowdeswell

Thomas shows his work in galleries in London and across the country. The apparent chaos of the angular shapes and striking colours in his painting start to generate familiar figurative forms after longer inspection.
The images in these paintings continue a long running theme of his work; the robotic nature of the 21st century human; the struggle for individuality in the gadget / celebrity age. This work draws its core inspiration from the early Twentieth Century British art movement known as Vorticism.
 Within this movement he found a classification of art and everyday life which made sense to him; all creative form being a vivid exploration into the most primary projection of what is possible or as Ezra Pound suggests, "to convey an emotion by means of an arrangement of shapes, or planes, or colours".
He aims to deconstruct common everyday interactions between groups of individuals until the emotions and conversations pouring forth are represented by striking, definite lines made even bolder by the use of the most vivid colours and the purest pigments.
These large scale works are depictions of scenes of social and interpersonal unrest.








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