Smart Art Galleries

South Yorkshire's Leading International Fine Art Specialists, Representing Contemporary International Artists including: Rolf Harris, Doug Hyde, Fabian Perez, Anna Razumovskaya, Henderson Cisz, Bruno Tinucci, Kerry Darlington, Mike Jackson, Ruby Keller, George Somerville, Ben Payne, Rebecca Lardner,Sherree Valentine Daines, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, Paul James, A. J. Callan and Rozanne Bell.

Exhibiting a collection of notable local artists:
Lizzy Jackson, Jasper Prachek, Kate Jackson, Matt Wood, John Paul Cooke, Dennis Middleton, Trevor Neal, Lynne Wilkinson, David Renshaw, Nigel Cooke, and Stuart Dunn. and highly collectable and desirable artists: Sir Peter Blake, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight, Bruce Mclean, Alexander Millar, Jack Vettriano, and L. S. Lowry.

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30 March 2011

Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - from Smart Art Galleries

Mike Jackson - Fine art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries

ORIGINAL

Oil on canvas

£895

image size: 19.5" x 29.5" (50 x 75cm)
framed size: 24.5" x 34.5" (62 x 88cm)


ORIGINAL

Oil on canvas

£895

image size: 23.5" x 23.5" (59 x 59cm)
framed size: 28.5" x 28.5" (72 x 72cm)

ORIGINAL

Double mounted and framed with a 6" wide beveled border.

£995

framed size: 65cm x 90cm

ORIGINAL

Oil on canvas

This piece has taken around three months to complete
Building glaze upon glaze.

£895

image size: 23.5" x 23.5" (59 x 59cm)
framed size: 28.5" x 28.5" (72 x 72cm)
Available for or gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Mike Jackson - Blowing in the Wind ORIGINAL

"Blowing in the Wind"

ORIGINAL

Oil on canvas

£895

image size: 19.5" x 29.5" (50 x 75cm)
framed size: 24.5" x 34.5" (62 x 88cm)

Available for or gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Mike Jackson - New Perspectives

Mike Jackson

Born in 1962 to a working class Manchester family, I grew up in a warm family surrounding with honest values. I left school with few qualifications but with a great love of art. However, I was encouraged to learn a trade so 'I would always have something to fall back on'. I became a Butcher. After a wide and varied career path I eventually pursued the artistic path and became a Graphic Designer. I bought the various computer packages along with an Apple Mac and taught myself. I was lucky enough to gain access into the Commercial Art world and I stayed there, learning from mistakes and increasing in knowledge and experience for about 12 years. Meantime I was developing my illustration skills and learning different Medias until I felt I was good enough to sell some of my paintings.

For years after that I concentrated on perfecting my watercolour skills and felt that this was the path for me. I was quite a successful watercolour artist for many years and was pushed by a friend who has a gallery in Somerset to try out acrylics. This I did, and to my surprise I absolutely loved them. I have no formal training in art so I have had to learn by my own mistakes, yet I would have it no other way as I feel that this is the best way of developing your own technique. I am married with two fabulous children and one grandson, who all keep my feet on the ground. We moved to Somerset in 1999 which was fabulous for my artistic inspiration, as the colours and the local sounds of the country really help to free up my mind.

I am inspired really by my family, and the way my wife and I were when we were teenagers. We were a pair of romantics and always endeavoured to keep our relationship fun! I try to depict this in my little character. In most relationships there are sad times as well as happy times; this will show in my character as my work develops.

I was greatly inspired by LS Lowry, influenced mainly because he was a friend of my Grandfather. My ideas come mainly when I am out driving, and thinking about quirky little images to paint. I wish I could say that they come easily, but they don't! It really is hard work, in fact that is probably harder than putting the painting together.

I tend to draw hundreds of little sketches when I get an idea in my head, and then try to develop two or three of the best sketches.

After I have chosen the images I am going to paint, I start by painting the backgrounds. This can take up to about four or five layers of building up and getting the light and shadows right. Then after this has dried, I paint in my background images faintly in white or grey as these should not dominate the page.

As I am going through these stages I am still determining the positions of the main characters and may change direction at any time. Eventually after great thought I am ready to paint in my main character. I block in this with white paint sketching the lines faintly first with white/grey paint as this would be easier to remove if I make a mistake. Eventually when the character is blocked in, I paint in the form in monochrome greys before applying colour to the image. When the image is coloured in, then I intensify the shadows and the highlights very carefully.

I awake at around 9.30, and come down stairs for a nice cup of tea. After I have come around, I go into my studio which is conveniently attached to my house... it is also called a garage!

I look at the previous day's work and see what I can change about it. I try to be critical about my work, as I feel this can only improve. I am constantly endeavouring to make every piece better than the last

I turn on my radio... I cannot work without my radio on, and begin to work. I work on one piece at a time, as I get frustrated when I try to multi-paint! I like to see a painting reaching its end and improving quickly.

I spend most of the day in my studio, only popping out to put the kettle on or make a sandwich.

I usually pack up work at about 4.30pm and start the Tea before my wife gets in from work. In the evening we will sit and watch Coronation Street and Eastenders together, and then later I will get out my sketch book again or pop back in the studio to put a few touches to whatever I am working on.

I love my work passionately and never want to stop painting... I feel extremely blessed to have been given a skill such as this.


Mike Jackson launches his new collection New Perspectives at Smart Art Galleries in 2011.


You can view and buy Mike's work at our gallery or here online.



Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/




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28 March 2011

Ruby Keller - Original Oil - glazed





Ruby Keller's mixed media paintings show a vibrant yet subtle use of colour, the way he captures the world the world around him appears almost spiritual.

Born in Lancashire, England. Ruby has been working as a professional artist for 24 years, during this time he has created a very successful career for himself,. His work has been published in the UK and Europe, many paintings are in private collections throughout the world, he has exhibited his work nationally including Kensington Palace.


Framed Original
Overall size - 70" x 40"
Image size: 60" x 30"


Available to purchase direct from:
Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Anna Razumovskaya - Grace Embellished Limited Edition Canvas


Framed Canvas Edition - Embellished

Edition of 50

image size: 18" x 24"

£615

In the gallery now, visit us at the address below, or alternatively visit our online shop here.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355

info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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Ruby Keller - Kissing Tree ORIGINAL in Mixed Media

"Kissing tree"

ORIGINAL

in Mixed Media

£1095

image size: 39.5" x 14.5"
framed size: 50.5" x 25.5"


Available for or gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Anna Razumovskaya - Daydreamer Embellished Limited Edition Canvas

Anna Razumovskaya - "Daydreamer"

Framed Canvas Edition - Embellished

Edition of 195

image size: 24" x 24"

£695

In the gallery now, visit us at the address below, or alternatively visit our online shop here.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355

info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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Rolf Harris - Bush Sunset Limited Edition Giclée Print

Rolf Harris - "Bush Sunset"

This is in Harvey in Western Australia. The sun had set behind me, leaving everything in deep shade. But the sunlight was still hitting the bank of the trees high up in the distance, lighting up to such a brilliant orange that they look for all the world like a far-off bush fire. I did all the foreground, sketched in the bright orange background and then began to put in the mass of branches at the top. Then I started to think about what my old teacher and mentor Hayward Veal told me. He'd suggested that instead of trying to paint trees and branches on top of the sky colour, you paint everything dark, then put the sky and the spaces in between to reveal the trees and branches. I followed his advice and it worked.

Canvas Edition of 195 - Framed

£1225

canvas size 1: 28"x40"

Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
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Kerry Darlington - Forest Flames ORIGINAL

Kerry Darlington - Forest Flames ORIGINAL


"Forest Flames"


ORIGINAL acrylic using texture and gesso. Glazed
Comes framed in a 6" wide beveled high gloss frame.

image size: 24" x 24"
framed size: 35" x 35"

£995

Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
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Ruby Keller - Tree of Life ORIGINAL in Mixed Media

"Tree of Life"

Stunning ORIGINAL in Mixed Media

£995

image size: 23.5" x 23"5
framed size: 34.5" x 34.5"

Available from our gallery or here online.






The Tree of Life in a powerful, life affirming symbol in almost every culture.
With its branches reaching towards the sky, and roots embedded deeply in the Earth, it
dwells in the tree worlds. Becoming a link between the heaven, the Earth, and the underworld,
uniting above and below.
Many believe the tree represents family, Mother Nature, wisdom, knowledge, healing, bounty and
the eternal cycle of the seasons.
The tree of life is all that is true, wholesome, stable, and noble.
When you are in need of strength in you life - envision the Tree of Life in you Mind's Eye


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
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Smart Art Galleries, Yorkshire's finest art gallery.

Smart Art Galleries, Yorkshire's finest Art Gallery.

Smart Art Galleries is Sheffield's most innovative and exciting art destination, offering a unique product range for the 21st Century art lover. Situated in Totley, the gallery offers a vibrant mix of contemporary fine art. Catering for a diverse audience, the gallery regularly displays work ranging from colourist and abstract, to figurative and photorealistic.

Nominated as the critics choice in The Times, Smart Art Galleries has hosted exhibitions from Rolf Harris, Doug Hyde and Fabian Perez as well as stocking an exclusive collection of local art to suit all tastes.

Whether you are new to buying art or a seasoned collector, Smart Art Galleries will help you find art that will work perfectly in either your home or office surroundings.




Smart Art Galleries exhibits a number of notable Local and international artists.

Boasting possibly the largest collection of Rolf Harris Giclée Limited Editions in the north of England.

Introducing Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya, probably the finest figurative artist in the world today.

Smart Art Galleries brings huge art events to South Yorkshire, past events include Rolf Harris’ ’A Life in Art’. Doug Hyde, the UK’s best selling artist will hold his ’Heart and Soul’ exhibition exclusively at Smart Art Galleries for South Yorkshire.

Fabian Perez and Henderson Cisz new editions to the gallery.

International, highly desirable and collectable stars:

Rolf Harris,
Doug Hyde,
Fabian Perez,
Anna Razumovskaya,
Henderson Cisz,
Paul James,
Rebecca Lardner,
Sherree Valentine-Daines,
George Somerville,
Danielle O’Conner-Akiyama,
Ben Payne,
Ruby Keller,
Kerry Darlington,
Mike Jackson,
Sir Peter Blake,
Leonard Rosoman,
Carel Weight,
Bruce McLean,
David Renshaw,

Local Artists include:
Matt Wood,
Lynne Wilkinson,
Trevor Neal,
Joe Scarborough,
Terry Gorman,
John Paul Cooke,
Kate Jackson,
Lizzie Jackson,
Dennis Middleton,
Jasper Prachek,

Visit the gallery or find our shop online.


249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Ruby Keller: New art work

Ruby Keller once again graces Smart Art Galleries with some new pieces of art:



Tulip Explosion - Stunning ORIGINAL
Mixed Media

image size: 23.5" x 23.5"
framed size: 32.5" x 32.5"



Kissing Tree - ORIGINAL
Mixed Media

image size: 39.5" x 14.5"
framed size: 50.5" x 25.5"



Tree of Life - ORIGINAL
Mixed Media

The Tree of Life in a powerful, life affirming symbol in almost every culture.
With its branches reaching towards the sky, and roots embedded deeply in the Earth, it
dwells in the tree worlds. Becoming a link between the heaven, the Earth, and the underworld,
uniting above and below.
Many believe the tree represents family, Mother Nature, wisdom, knowledge, healing, bounty and
the eternal cycle of the seasons.
The tree of life is all that is true, wholesome, stable, and noble.
When you are in need of strength in you life - envision the Tree of Life in you Mind's Eye
image size: 23.5" x 23"5
framed size: 34.5" x 34.5"

You can buy at Ruby Keller's work from Smart Art website



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Ruby Keller - Smart Art Galleries

Peter Worswick was born in 1960 in Lancashire, England. Peter has been working as a professional artist for 24 years, during this time he has created a very successful career for himself, his work has been published in the UK and Europe, many paintings are in private collections throughout the world, he has exhibited his work nationally including Kensington Palace.

Peter Worswick produces his mixed media originals under the pseudonym 'Ruby Keller':

Ruby Keller's mixed media paintings show a vibrant yet subtle use of colour, the way he captures the world around him on canvas appears almost spiritual.

Ruby Keller Originals - Original artworks by Ruby Keller from smartartgalleries.com - the leading fine art gallery.

Ruby Keller Originals. Available Ruby Keller Originals include, Tree of Life, Kissing Tree and Tulip Explosion.

Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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16 March 2011

Anna Razumovskaya: Elegant Russian born artist shows off her flourishing artwork at SmartArt

With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Her art has a pervasive sense of ‘romanticism’, and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist’s signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognisable style.
Anna is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she was awarded the distinction of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently, she studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporary scene.Born at the height of the cold war, Anna was exposed to very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and femininity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. Of particular interest to her were the portrait masters of the late 19th Century, John Singer Sargent, the Russian painter Valentin Serov, and earlier masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt. She travelled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists past and present, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her true home.“Quickly, easily, brightly: this is the way I draw, the same way I live. My art is a reflection of my life, a reflection of myself…”


We are proud to host probably the most collectable Russian artist of the 21st Century.

Find her signed Limited Editions here

Or alternatively visit our gallery:

249 Baslow Road,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355

info@smartartgalleries.com



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Peter Blake - T Is For The Beatles

We have a large range of collectable pieces in stock at Smart Art Galleries including this limited print form Blake's 1991 Alphabet collection.
Silkscreen print, signed and numbered by the artist.
See our website for for details.



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Lynne Wilkinson - Award Winning Fine Art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries.

Lynne Wilkinson - Award Winning Fine Art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries.


ORIGINAL

OIL ON CANVAS

£750

image size: 45cm x 160cm



ORIGINAL

Oil on canvas framed

£450

image size: 60cm x 90cm

ORIGINAL

On boxed canvas

£395

image size: 60cm x 70cm


Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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Lynne Wilkinson - Fine Art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries

Lynne Wilkinson - Fine Art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries

"Follow On"

ORIGINAL

OIL ON CANVAS

£750

ORIGINAL

Box canvas

£395

image size: 60cm x 70cm


ORIGINAL

Box canvas

£395

image size: 60cm x 60cm
mounted size: 60cm x 60cm
image size: 45cm x 160cm


ORIGINAL

OIL ON CANVAS

£750

image size: 45cm x 160cm


Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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Lynne Wilkinson - Grazing Over ORIGINAL

Lynne Wilkinson - "Grazing Over"

ORIGINAL

OIL ON CANVAS


image size: 45cm x 160cm

£750

Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com



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Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - from Smart Art Galleries

Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries


"Bistro Night"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 10" x 14.5"













"Waiting for Rosie"


ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 5.5" x 22.5"









"The Goodbye"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 10" x 21.5"














"A Long Walk Home"


ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 9" x 21.5"









"Lamplight"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 6.5" x 21.5"














"Not Too Far Now"


ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 9" x 21.5"










"Out for the Night"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 6.5" x 21.5"














"In Love"


ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR - Double mounted

£195

image size: 10" x 14.5"











Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Danielle O'Conner Akiyama - Fine Art Embellished Canvas Limited Editions - Smart Art Galleries.

Danielle O'Conner Akiyama - Fine Art Embellished Canvas Limited Editions -
Smart Art Galleries.

Painting in a variety of media, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama creates luminous floral images that vibrate with life, energy and colour, whether through a riotous party of flowers or a single magnificent blossom. She has received numerous awards for her paintings which she describes as sanctuaries for the soul.
Danielle is a Toronto-based Canadian artist who has been painting for 30 years. Having studied Art Therapy, she worked with people of all ages helping them to achieve personal change through the use and enjoyment of art. Since leaving her work as a therapist Danielle has dedicated herself to a life of painting, but her understanding of psychology has had a profound influence on her inspirational images.
Danielle O'Connor Akiyama's style is loose and impressionistic, however she has always believed in the importance of each and every brush stroke. In order to gain a greater understanding and technical skill she studied sumi-e, Japanese brushpainting. Her distinctive fusion of eastern and western artistry has led to her works being highly prized by art collectors from both sides of the Pacific.


Framed Limited Edition Box Canvas of 195 - Embellished

£1395

image size: 55" x 28"


Framed Limited Edition Box Canvas of 195 - Embellished

£495

image size: 20" x 20"

Pearls of Truth II

Framed Limited Edition Box Canvas of 195 - Embellished

£495

image size: 20" x 20"


Available from our gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
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Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - from Smart Art Galleries

Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries

"A Long Wait"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed in cream with a 2" wide border.

£195

image size: 9.5" x 21"
framed size: 15" x 28"









ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed in cream with a 2" wide border.

£195

image size: 9.5" x 21"
framed size: 15" x 28"





"Our Seat"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed in cream with a 2" wide border.

£195

image size: 9.5" x 21"
framed size: 15" x 28"









ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed in cream with a 2" wide border.

£195

image size: 9.5" x 21"
framed size: 15" x 28"







"Stood up (Blue)"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed in cream with a 2" wide border.

£195

image size: 9.5" x 21"
framed size: 15" x 28"











Available for or gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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Mike Jackson - ORIGINALS - from Smart Art Galleries

Mike Jackson - Fine art ORIGINALS - Smart Art Galleries

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed with a 2" wide border.

£795

image size: 21.5" x 14.5"
framed size: 27" x 21"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed with a 2" wide border.

£795

image size: 14.5" x 21.5"
framed size: 27" x 21"

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

Double mounted and framed with a 2" wide border.

£795

image size: 17.5" x 17.5"
framed size: 24" x 24"

ORIGINAL ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

£500

image size: 20" x 20"

Available for or gallery or here online.


Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 236 4355
info@smartartgalleries.com
http://www.smartartgalleries.com/



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