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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15 January 2012

Alex Lowe commissions



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12 January 2012

Alex Lowe - Mixed Mayhem (original)

Mixed Mayhem

ORIGINAL acrylic on canvas - 24" x 32"

£750

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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11 January 2012

Ruby Keller - Tulip Explosion ORIGINAL in Mixed Media

"Tulip Explosion"

ORIGINAL

in Mixed Media

£950

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









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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Alex Lowe - Trees

Trees



ORIGINAL acrylic on canvas - 16" x 20"

£275

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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5 January 2012

Railway Station (Panoramic) - Stuart Dunn


Limited Edition of 95
Signed and numbered by the artist

C-Type is a photographic Print process created using silver based light sensitive photographic paper.
The paper has a rich metallic base giving the colours a reflective 3 dimensional feel. (No inks involved)

Mounted with a 2" white border and framed in black.

image size: 10" x 30"
framed size: 18" x 33"

£225.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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Ethopia Darrara Well - Stuart Dunn



Limited Edition of 95
Signed and numbered by the artist

C-Type is a photographic Print process created using silver based light sensitive photographic paper.
The paper has a rich metallic base giving the colours a reflective 3 dimensional feel. (No inks involved)

Mounted with a 4" white border and framed in black.

image size: 11" x 16.5"
framed size: 19" x 24"

£225.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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Kelham Island (Bessemer) - Stuart Dunn


Limited Edition of 95
Signed and numbered by the artist

C-Type is a photographic Print process created using silver based light sensitive photographic paper.
The paper has a rich metallic base giving the colours a reflective 3 dimensional feel. (No inks involved)

Mounted with a 4" white border and framed in black.

image size: 11" x 16.5"
framed size: 19" x 24"

£225.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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Stuart Dunn limited editions available at Smart Art Galleries


Stuart was born in Newcastle 1977. He studied at the Northern Media School and gained a Masters Degree in cinematography. Upon his completion, Stuart embarked on his first filming expedition with fellow student and friend Pandula. On a shoestring budget and completely unpaid, they travelled to the Tamil Tiger controlled regions of Northern Sri Lanka in an attempt to tell the story of the civil war that had raged for over 20 years and give a voice to the 500 thousand refugees displaced by the conflict, a baptism by fire to say the least.

Since then Stuart has gained an abundance of credits in a variety of publications and TV programmes. He now divides his time between the world of photography and cinematography, filming and photographing documentary assignments across the globe in inhospitable environments such as the Amazon jungle, the Arctic and the Himalayas. Stuart has filmed and photographed documentaries and expeditions with the likes of TV’s Ben Fogle, Benedict Allen, James Cracknell, Julia Bradbury, Piers Gibbon and Helen Skelton.

With his client base including the BBC, CARE International, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, ITV, Channel 4, and many more.


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



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Stuart Dunn - Winner of Travel Photographer of the Year 2011



Travel Photographer of the Year competition is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions in the Travel Photography genre, with many of my photographic heroes amongst previous winners lists. Photographers from around 90 countries from all over the world entered, submitting several thousand entries so to say that I am over the moon with the news would be an understatement.

The 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year awards were judged by an international panel of experts, including travel and wildlife photographer Steve Bloom, Caroline Metcalfe Director of Photography for Conde Nast, stock photography expert Jerry Tavin, Colin Finlay of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Matt Phillips Editor of Travel Africa, Mary Robert Head of Photography for American International University, Melissa de Witt Editor of Hotshoe, Manfred Zollner Managing Editor of Fotomagazin (Germany), Debbie Ireland former head of the AA Photo Library, photographer and TV cameraman Jeremy Hoare, landscape and panoramic photographer Nick Meers, designer and digital imaging expert Terry Steeley, and freelance editor and writer Emma Thomson – plus TPOTY founder, travel photographer Chris Coe.

My work will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London from the 20th of June until the 19th of August 2012.

As winner of the ‘Wild Moments’ One Shot category the prize is to undertake a commission on behalf of Elephant Family in Valparai in Southern India.
TPOTY will, together with Elephant Family, fund the winning trip to India. On the prize commission, I will be spending time with the lead conservationist on this project and with the people who work on the plantation. The wildlife I am likely to encounter are herds of wild elephants, along with an array of local wildlife which includes; tigers, bison, monkeys, the lion tailed macaque and several species of deer.
A selection of the best images from this shoot will be exhibited during TPOTY’s 2012 exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London next June, July and August. The images will also be made available as limited edition prints, the proceeds from which I have decided to donate entirely to the Elephant Family

Stuart Dunn @ smartartgalleries



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Jimi Hendrix by Matt Wood

Jimi Hendrix (original)

 UNIQUE ORIGINAL PAINTING




Media: dulux paint

Surface: board


Image size: 32" x 48"

This item is framed with a white edge to the picture.


£1200.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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Liam and Noel Gallagher

Liam and Noel Gallagher (original)

 UNIQUE ORIGINAL PAINTING





Media: dulux paint

Surface: board


Image size: 28" x 39"

This item is framed with a white edge to the picture.


£900.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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4 January 2012

Animals - Mike Jackson


Floyd - Mike Jackson

Limited Edition Giclee Print. Edition of 50

Printed on the highest quality Hahnemüle archival paper

Image Size: 50cm x 50cm

£100

Available from our gallery or here online

Smart Art Galleries

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

+44(0)114 236 4355



Gordon- Mike Jackson

Limited Edition Giclee Print. Edition of 50

Printed on the highest quality Hahnemüle archival paper

Image Size: 50cm x 50cm

£100

Available from our gallery or here online

Smart Art Galleries

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

+44(0)114 236 4355



Hugh- Mike Jackson

Limited Edition Giclee Print. Edition of 50

Printed on the highest quality Hahnemüle archival paper

Image Size: 50cm x 50cm

£100

Available from our gallery or here online

Smart Art Galleries

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

+44(0)114 236 4355






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2 January 2012

Alex Lowe - Dew Drops (carved art)

Dew Drops




ORIGINAL carved art - 14" x 50"

£500.00

Available from our gallery or here online

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



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BEST ART VINYL 2011 Winners announced


THE AWARD CELEBRATING THE BEST OF RECORD COVER ART NAMES BRIGHT EYES, CULTS AND BON IVER AS WINNERS     
1st January 2012: Today, Art Vinyl announces the winner of Best Art Vinyl 2011 with the Bright Eyes LP – The People’s Key taking first place, Cults self-titled debut coming second and Bon Iver’s eponymous effort in third place.  
The 2011 winners display a diverse mix of art and design with the Bright Eyes album’s intensely detailed sleeve designed by Zack Nipper at Saddle Creek, to the strikingly dynamic photographic work on the Cults LP to the quietly beautiful, intricate collage work of Gregory Euclide on the Bon Iver cover.
“With the Best Art Vinyl Award now in its seventh year,” Sarah Reeve, Art Vinyl’s Exhibitions Curator comments, “for 2011 we’ve really seen the award grow. Sleeve art is such an important and evocative part of our music experience but the designers of these works are often overlooked. This award gives us a chance to celebrate the creativity behind the sound.”
“This has been a particularly great year for the award as we have seen a hugely diverse range of styles which are really pushing the boundaries of the record sleeve as an artistic platform. This year there has been lots of new talent mixing with some of the well known names of the sleeve design and art world such as the Tom Hingston Studio, Big Active, Vaughan Oliver and Tappin Gofton. In 2011, it’s not just been graphic designers involved but the musicians themselves, with The Horrors, Brian Eno and Nick Cave amongst others taking part in the artistic process. We’re also excited to see that some big names not usually associated with the music world have entered the world of sleeve design, such as artist Damien Hirst and fashion designer Riccardo Tisci.”
As the winner of Best Art Vinyl 2011, Bright Eyes and sleeve designer Zack Nipper will join a diverse list of other notable bands and artists who have won the award in the past. This includes the winner for 2010, Richard Robinson’s cover for Klaxon’s Surfing the Void, as well as Fleet Foxes self-titled debut LP, whose sleeve featured a painting by 16th century artist Pieter Bruegel, and the prolific contemporary designer Stanley Donwood, whose breathtaking work can be seen on the cover of Thom Yorke’s The Eraser.
Sarah Reeve continues, “We’re looking at a year when vinyl sales in the U.K. have increased again by more than 40% and it seems that music lovers are really searching for added value with their music collection. Vinyl records can provide this as you’re also purchasing a piece of collectible art – we’re pleased to see that record labels are releasing a lot of music (both old and new) on the vinyl format and continuing to invest in a really exciting medium.”
From January 2012, the winners of the Best Art Vinyl 2011 award will be featured in exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia as well as on www.artvinyl.com. All of the designs will be displayed in the unique Art Vinyl Play & Display Flip Frame.

Information on Top 3 Winners

1st
Artist: Bright Eyes
Title: The People’s Key
Record Label: Saddle Creek
Designer: Zack Nipper

2nd
Artist: Cults
Title: Cults
Record Label: Columbia
Designer: Art Direction and Design by Dave Bett and Jeannette Kaczorowski at Sony Music Entertainment

3rd
Artist: Bon Iver
Title: Bon Iver
Record Label: 4AD
Designer: Gregory Euclide

A word from winning designer Zack Nipper:
The basic idea for the artwork came from Conor (Oberst). He wanted it to look like a wall of fire, as this was one of the themes/images of the album. He left the execution up to me, but he said he wanted it to be visually striking.
I used cut paper, as this was the technique I did for the first release I worked on for him--the "Every Day and Every Night" EP from 1999. I thought it would be fitting to return to the original style of artwork I did for Bright Eyes, since at that time the word was that it would be their final album. It was made at roughly actual size as it appears on the LP jacket (three panels wide for the deluxe version). I cut the flames out using a surgical scalpel and glued them onto a board. This was scanned and pieced together in Photoshop. 
The deluxe version of the LP and CD were printed on an iridescent foil, which gave a shimmering effect to the inside and outside of the jackets. They were done at Stoughton Printing, and are the old style "tip on" jackets, tri-fold, with the front flap having die cut flames along the top.
I think first about the vinyl format when designing an album package. I couldn't care less what something looks like as a tiny thumbnail on someone's phone. At that point, does it even matter? Music packaging should be designed for vinyl first, then CD, and MP3 last, because that's the order in which viewing it matters. In my opinion, listening to an LP while viewing jacket artwork is the ideal way to experience an album. Anything other than that is a compromise--for convenience, for cost, etc.”



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