Friday, February 19, 2010

Featuring Alice in Australia-Land

"You're Late" 40x30cms acrylic

"You're Late" (close up 1)

"You're Late" (close up 2)

"My Floating Heart" on rattan box

"I Know the Way" 13x13cms

"I've Lost my Boat" 13x13cms
New paintings from Karen Atkins, always a favourite. Bright and colourful compositions filled with a narrative which only this artist herself can portray so beautifully. We love the little boxes that Karen paints onto as well (see My Floating Heart) - you have a little painting (on the lid) for a fraction of the cost and its a "one only" exclusive piece, which can be used for a great little storeage box for your little treasures.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love Makes the World Go Around

"Mismatched Heart Earrings"

"Rose Crystals"

"Hearts & Roses" necklace

Loving....Janice's beautiful handmade lampwork beads, exclusive to The Manly Gallery. The most exquisite selection **just delivered** to the gallery in time for Valentines Day, having said that, we always carry these luscious beads. There were plenty of gifts going out the door today - all gift wrapped and ready for the lucky recipient tomorrow!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Inspiration


"Heart on her Sleeve"


"Mermaid Girl"

Art by Susan Montgomery - how adorable is this new collection - had to post "Valentine" again, as its just soooooooo cute! little stretch canvases which sell for $185 each - just perfect for Valentine's day! hope my husband is reading this BLOG. Susan is doing such beautiful work, each painting is finished off so beautifully and her paintings display such an edge for figurative work. With a number of awards to her name, Susan is fastly becoming quite collectable. We are literally selling her work as they are being unpacked.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gate Series by Bruce Buchanan

"Autumn Gate" 74x96cms wcolour

We have just taken delivery of this beautiful watercolour by Bruce Buchanan. Bruce's gate series are always popular - and this one in particular is just superb. This particular gate is located in Tasmania and I particularly love the overall image of space and light.

Friday, February 5, 2010


"Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron"

"Glimpses of the Manly Boat Harbour"

"Playing at Margate Beach"

Caroline's paintings are lush oils - impressionist style and so full of movement, yet beautifully controlled. This is a very special technique indeed. I actually saw Caroline painting on the foreshore of Manly one day - car boot open - easel at the ready - classic music playing and watched this wonderful artist create her beautiful work (the middle painting). Even though these paintings are not very large, they are just exquisite - framed in a gold frame.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SUMMER STYLE with Boat Paintings

"The Two of Us"

"On the Jetty"

"In Good Company"

"Just Between Friends"

The Three Amigos
I haven't posted any "boaty" paintings for a while, which is very remiss of me, seeming as the Manly Boat harbour is literally metres from the gallery door and as I look out my window, I can see all the colourful boats bopping away! These oils are by our artist John Pearson, who has been represented through our gallery for many years. John's desire is to live the life his paintings depict, and to continue to convey this "de-stress" message, so that more people can appreciate the beauty of quiet reflection in their often hectic lives (to true!).