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 February 2013

Kerry Darlington - Ophelia (Exclusive Edition)


Ophelia (Exclusive Edition) - Kerry Darlington 

 
Kerry Darlington - Ophelia (Exclusive Edition)
 
***Exclusive Edition of 10 Worldwide***
 
“I am at my happiest when painting the female form, and the character of Ophelia has always fascinated me. My figurative painting is a combination of pattern,nature, the colour of energy and an ephemeral, nostalgic subject matter. I cannot offer a more detailed explanation for these paintings, they have a title and they have a ‘feeling’. The feeling I put into the painting, then on completion the feeling that the painting transfers to the viewer, is its’ best explanation.”

 Size: 56" x 42"
Framed in a large handmade frinton frame to complement the picture
Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity
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For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals,
please call us on 0114 235 2429

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5 February 2013

Kerry Darlington - Study of Dorothy for the Wizard of Oz



Study of Dorothy for the Wizard of Oz

Available now for pre-order with delivery end of February

Exclusive Limited Edition of 75 prints Worldwide!

Medium: Exclusive Limited Edition with mixed media in high gloss resin finish with hand painted 3D elements. Each copy has been hand worked by the artist and is unique!

Image Size: 14" x 14"

Framed: Large silver frame with slip

Comes with COA - Certificate Of Authenticity

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For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals please call 0114 235 2429

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Smart Art Galleries are delighted to have the brand new unique work from Artist of the Year 2012, Kerry Darlington, an extraordinary homage to the 1939 film, ‘Wizard of Oz’. Focused upon Dorothy and Toto, the composition shows the iconic ruby slippers. Interestingly, Kerry has noted, “Did you know Dorothy wore silver shoes in the book? They introduced red slippers for the film.”



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Kerry Darlington - Study of Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party



Kerry Darlington

Study of Alice at the Mad Hatters Tea-Party

Available now for pre-order with delivery end of February

Exclusive Limited Edition of 75 prints Worldwide!

Medium: Exclusive Limited Edition with mixed media in high gloss resin finish with hand painted 3D elements. Each copy has been hand worked by the artist and is unique!

Image Size: 14" x 14"

Framed: Large silver frame with slip

Comes with COA - Certificate Of Authenticity

Click here to pre-order 

For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals please call 0114 235 2429

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4 February 2013

Rolf Harris - Road To Paradise Valley (limited canvas print)


Rolf Harris - Road To Paradise Valley
 
Limited Edition Canvas on Board. Edition No. 135/195 

£1,225.00

Image Size: 19" x 49"

Framed Size: 28" x 57"


This limited edition canvas on board print by Rolf Harris comes in publishers frame and mount and includes the publishers Certificate of Authenticity.
 The picture will be shipped using a secure signed for next day courier service.

I illustrated the side of a grand piano for DeMontfort Fine Art, with a long complex scene partly made up from my head, partly inspired by photos of country scenes from Northern New South Wales. These photographs showed a very green landscape, but I had in mind a parches, dry scene mainly composed of reds and oranges. When I had finished it, I really loved it so much that I immediately coated a long canvas with orange paint so I could have the pleasure again of painting a similar scene, but in a more right-angled oblong shape. As I eventually got around to working on it, the excitement of painting the scene on the piano was long months away, but as soon as I started, the thrill was there again. I hadn't realised that the piano was much longer than my canvas, and so couldn't duplicate the piano work of art. It was of necessity, shorter, but I think, exactly as much fun to paint. I don't think it would have worked as well had I made all the paddocks green instead of orangey-red.

 
Rolf Harris was born in Perth, Western Australia, Harris was a champion swimmer before studying art. He moved to England in 1952, where he started to appear on television programmes on which he drew the characters. Rolf Harris also began a musical career initially with the piano accordian. He wrote some famous songs, and when performing in Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake the Peg. He often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the digdgeridoo, has been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.

Acknowledged as a genuine modern master and hailed as the country’s best–loved artist, Rolf Harris has been awarded the CBE and has won many accolades both for his artwork and for his contribution to the entertainment industry.

Rolf Harris's versatile talents have won him immense popularity on gallery walls and even on stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.

Always a huge favourite on television, his BBC1 series Rolf on Art gained the highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping all previous programmes by over six million viewers.

In 1992 Rolf Harris was named the world’s most famous artist in a massive poll conducted by the London artMart and last year his enduring popularity was underlined by a survey - What the British Really Thinks About Art Today - published in the Daily Telegraph, in which he featured ahead of Damian Hirst.
     Available from our gallery or here online.
 
Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
England,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 235 2429



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Rolf Harris - Snorkelling Over The Deep (limited edition giclee print)


Snorkelling Over The Deep

£985.00

Very rare framed and signed limited giclee - 695 worldwide 

Image size - 16 1/4" x 24"
Framed size - 30" x 39"
 
Double mounted and framed with a 3.5" white border

Includes certificate of authenticity signed by Rolf Harris

Available from our gallery or here online
 
Rolf Harris was born in Perth, Western Australia, Harris was a champion swimmer before studying art. He moved to England in 1952, where he started to appear on television programmes on which he drew the characters. Rolf Harris also began a musical career initially with the piano accordian. He wrote some famous songs, and when performing in Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake the Peg. He often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the digdgeridoo, has been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.

Acknowledged as a genuine modern master and hailed as the country’s best–loved artist, Rolf Harris has been awarded the CBE and has won many accolades both for his artwork and for his contribution to the entertainment industry.

Rolf Harris's versatile talents have won him immense popularity on gallery walls and even on stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.

Always a huge favourite on television, his BBC1 series Rolf on Art gained the highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping all previous programmes by over six million viewers.

In 1992 Rolf Harris was named the world’s most famous artist in a massive poll conducted by the London artMart and last year his enduring popularity was underlined by a survey - What the British Really Thinks About Art Today - published in the Daily Telegraph, in which he featured ahead of Damian Hirst.

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

T: +44(0)114 235 2429



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Rolf Harris - Elvis Entertains (limited edition giclee print)


£750.00 

Limited Edition Giclee Print. Edition No. 90/195 

Image Size: 17" x 24"

Framed Size: 33" x 38"

"This was painted from a television show commemorating the fact that Elvis would have been 75 in 2010 had he lived. I feel this picture really captures his huge appeal to the youngsters of the day and I love the two girls to the right of this picture, watching his every move with rapt attention. They are absolutely loving everything he does, loving the way he sounds and the way he performs." 

Available from our gallery or here online.

This limited edition canvas on board print by Rolf Harris comes in publishers frame and mount and includes the publishers Certificate of Authenticity.
 The picture will be shipped using a secure signed for next day courier service.
 
Rolf Harris was born in Perth, Western Australia, Harris was a champion swimmer before studying art. He moved to England in 1952, where he started to appear on television programmes on which he drew the characters. Rolf Harris also began a musical career initially with the piano accordian. He wrote some famous songs, and when performing in Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake the Peg. He often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the digdgeridoo, has been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.

Acknowledged as a genuine modern master and hailed as the country’s best–loved artist, Rolf Harris has been awarded the CBE and has won many accolades both for his artwork and for his contribution to the entertainment industry.

Rolf Harris's versatile talents have won him immense popularity on gallery walls and even on stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.

Always a huge favourite on television, his BBC1 series Rolf on Art gained the highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping all previous programmes by over six million viewers.

In 1992 Rolf Harris was named the world’s most famous artist in a massive poll conducted by the London artMart and last year his enduring popularity was underlined by a survey - What the British Really Thinks About Art Today - published in the Daily Telegraph, in which he featured ahead of Damian Hirst.

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

T: +44(0)114 235 2429



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3 February 2013

Kerry Darlington - Come Away, Come Away! Peter Pan (Artist's Proof)



Come Away, Come Away! Peter Pan

Stunning Original Kerry Darlington painting

Exclusive artist's proof

Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding

'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'
Awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards
 
Image size: 32" x 35"  
Framed Size 41" x 44"

Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity
Original painting
Signed to the front in the corner

£895.00

Click here to order online
 
Kerry's Beginnings
Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.
Growth and Recognition
For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Technique and Style
On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 

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

+44(0)114 235 2429




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Kerry Darlington - Tree Of Tranquility With Blue Bird


Tree Of Tranquility with Blue Bird
 
Stunning Original Kerry Darlington painting

Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding with inner cream scoop slip

'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'
awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards

Framed size: 22" x 22" approximately
4"wide stepped moulding with inner cream scoop slip

Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity
Original painting

Signed to the front in the corner

Kerry Darlington was born in a coastal town of North Wales.  Kerry's passion for art was inspired by a love of beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were favorites and later on, Pre-Raphaelite painting and Art Nouveau).  This developed into a degree in illustration in 1996, originally intended to lead to a career in book illustration.Following University she worked in S.America before returning to the UK to work as a designer and illustrator for an exclusive company, specializing in sculptured clay murals for private residences in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates and the USA.Kerry now works independently from her studio at home in North Wales, using all of these influences and her flexibility to create pieces of art in a variety of subjects.

Available from our gallery or here online.
 
Smart Art Galleries
249 Baslow Road,
Totley,
Sheffield,
ENGLAND,
S17 4DU

+44(0)114 235 2429




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