Sunday, May 30, 2010

Posed and Elegant

"Backlights" oil on board

"African Woman"
charcoal (unframed)

"Seated Nude"
unframed pen and wash

"Seated Nude" (i) and (ii)
unframed charcoals

"Seated Nude (iii)"
charcoal unframed

"Seated Nude (iv)
Charcoal unframed

This is a stunning collection - we are loving Pauline Adair's new works.  "Backlights" is a beautiful oil that is framed, however, the remaining works are all unframed and presented with white matts, ready for your own framing.  Pauline is an elegant and talented artist, working in mostly oils and charcoals.

No one puts it better than Pauline - she says:
People, their expressions, colour, light, shadow...... fascinating how they affect one another....and I love to capture all these elements in a painting. I paint people every day...I don't want to go to my grave with my paintings still inside me... or to have any paint left over!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Lasting Impression

Remaining Works still on show (until sold)

Blue & White Still Life

The art demo in full swing

We had such a wonderful day when Christine  Atkins spent two days at the gallery for an art demonstration - here she is with a couple of our lovely customers watching the "art in progress" - some people watched for a short time and went to lunch for a couple of hours and just had to come back to see how far Chrisine had progressed.  Its always a wonderful time to have my artists meet and greet and I to,  enjoy seeing the paintings from the beginning to the end - I am very tempted to take some lessons!!  but I wouldn't embarrass myelf in front of anyone.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Approaching Showers in Watercolour

"Approaching Showers" framed

....and displayed on the easel
An exquisite painting just delivered by award winning artist Bruce Buchanan - "Approaching Showers" watercolour measuring 49cms high by 76cms long (framed).  A very atmostpheric composition from our ever popular artist. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Exhibition Opening Night

Christine with Sue and Leigh &
Sue's lovely new acquisition "Shells II"

Christine Atkins with Sue

some of our lovely customers

Manly glamour on the opening night

even little ones love it!

happy smiles all round on opening night

It must be so rewarding for an artist to finally see all your work up on the walls and displayed in an Exhibition.  Christine was quite overwhelmed when she came into the gallery in the afternoon to see her collection of work, which has been two years in the making.  With a few minutes of quiet reflection before the invited guests arrived for the start of our new exhibition Sunlight and Spotlight Christine went around to each painting to view them one by one - some she will never see again!  she was right, there were plenty of red dots and it was a thoroughly wonderful opening.   So here are a couple of snapshots of the opening night with some of our lovely customers.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Inspirational Images of Art

Came across a wonderful post on ART from VT Interiors - click here for some amazing art
I'm sure you will love going through each room to see how beautiful art can transform your world.
You might want to read the wonderful BLOG from VT Interiors while you are there!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Gallery Opened on Labour Day

Labour Day Holiday today - gallery is opened - from 10am to 4pm.
Drop by and say hi to Denise Murray - our lovely artist who once again will man the gallery today - so pop in to have a chat about art - art - art - she will love you for it!!  Denise makes our lovely sculptures - see below and dont forget our lovely Exhibiton by Chris Atkins which is just amazing - dont miss this show - it has 56 paintings in total.