Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fabulous Weekend

outside the gallery with
our marquee
(Ralph, Ingrid, Vanessa  & Bronwyn)

Denise with our lovely customers

Christine Reilly with admirers

Denise displaying the etchings

Geoff Hale with happy customers

We had a fabulous weekend with many artists dropping by and meeting with customers - we had two days meeting and greeting and it was a wonderful experience, everyone was chirpy and happy and it was great to be part of this wonderful gallery - thanks to gorgeous Denise who is my "right hand man"!! and I couldnt have done it without you.  The marquee added a touch of "festival" to the days along with the yummy cake and champagne.  Thanks also to the artists who helped out wrapping and helping customers out while we were busy, it was great.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celebrations at the Gallery

A wonderful day yesterday seeing all my lovely customers and visits from many artists - big slices of cake and champagne were served under our canopy and it was quite overwhelming at times when my gorgeous customers expressed their desire for the gallery to "please stay"!  you dont know what you've got til its gone - so today (Sunday) we are backing up for more - please come along if you are close by - it will be great to see everyone and today we have more artists popping in throughout the day.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Meet & Greet at Manly Gallery

* Port Esperance Morning *
63x91cms watercolour

* Silos Eleven *
75x110cms watercolour

The Manly Gallery has invited our artists to come come along this weekend - many will come and go over the next two days - our well known artist Bruce Buchanan will be joining us today.  There will be two new works arriving at the gallery as well (see above images).

It should be a lovely day today, weather is gorgeous at Manly - and I have Denise by my side, so we would love if you could join us for a wee champers and a get-together - possibly my last!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Step Back in Time

* The Bridesmaids *
oil on canvas

* Montmatre Study * 

* The Scent *

We always love to get new paintings from our wonderful artist Christine Reilly - her oils are divine and as Aristotle wrote in the opening sentence of his Metaphysics "All knowledge begins with wonder" - how true when viewing Christine's collection.   All three paintings are framed in an oyster coloured frame with white inner matt. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Still Life by Bronwyn Searle

* Seven Corella Pears *
oil on canvas

* Nasturiums (i) *

* Nasturiums (ii) *

Loving Nasturiums - they are lyrical and almost look like they are dancing off the canvas.  Take a look at the light captured in all these paintings - such skill and wonderful technique by our artist Bronwyn Searle.  Oil on canvas - no glass, no reflection problems if you are placing in a bright room.   The pears are supberb - a wonderful still life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Playing on Cylinder Beach

* Beach Buddies at Cylinder Beach*
oil on canvas
by Bronwyn Searle
Absolutely adore this painting - a simple composition, but filled with wonderment that only children can portray, and oh how children love to play on the beach. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Oils by Caroline Penny

Nippers (i)

Nippers (ii)

"The Gorge (i) - Stradbroke Island"

"The Gorge (ii) - Stradbroke Island"

Great new paintings from Caroline Penny and all on SALE - beautiful work and all oil on canvas.  Lovely scenes from Stradbroke Island - summery and warm, which would be perfect in a beachy inspired home, or just anywhere really!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Loving these Beach gals...

Loving this gorgeous canvas by Jeanette Morris - aptly titled "Stripes and Spots" a big gorgeous piece now on sale - was $1250 and down to $900-00 during our S*A*L*E*

Saturday, June 11, 2011

25% Discount on *K*E*N*D*A*L*L* new work

The Blue Vase

detailed closeup


* Hydrangeas in Black Vase *

What a week its been!  I've never been so busy in my life (phew)...and I have to say there are some incredible artworks going out the door and I am so proud to know there are many beautiful homes graced with "The Manly Gallery" artworks.  Take a look at the new Kendall paintings (which we just got yesterday) they are brand new works - and even they are included in the sale - Kendall's work has 25% off, gosh even I might try and grab a bargain, as I'm loving the Hydrangea painting, which would go perfectly in my house!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Whimsical Paintings

* Big Day Out *

* After the Deluge*



One of the gallery's very popular artists Karen Atkins must have the most amazing imagination - take a look at these two new works on canvas. There is so much happening, with little stories happening  - little paintings within the painting!  the last two images are a close up of the works which show the detail - an intimate look into the life on a farm with a "whimsical Karen Atkins style". 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Manly Gallery Sale

If you live in Brisbane and not heading to Manly today - then you should be! we will be starting our SALE this morning from 10am
The SALE will continue throughout June until our last day at the gallery on
Sunday 3rd July
check out our website for all the images of our
current stock - all reduced!
opened EVERY day from 10am to 5pm