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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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21 May 2013

Red Red Hot (Triptic) - Bruce McLean




Red Red Hot (Triptic) - Bruce McLean

£20,000

ORIGINAL ART

Mixed media work on steel - Triptic

Signed by the artist

Image size: 54" x 42"


Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British art. He has obtained international recognition for his paintings and prints, as well as work with film, theatre and books. Bruce's bold and confident approach to print making has proved influential with both his contemporaries and also future generations of younger artists. 
Bruce McLean was born in 1944. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and at St. Martin's College in London, and later went on to teach at the Slade School of Art in London. His work is in private and public collections world wide and he has had numerous one man shows in both Europe and North America. These include The Tate Gallery, The Modern Art Gallery in Vienna, the Arnolfini in Bristol, and The Museum of Modern Art Oxford.

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Golden Tan - Bruce McLean (silkscreen print)


Golden Tan (silkscreen) - Bruce McLean
Signed limited edition silkscreen.



£2,500

Edition Size: Artist Proof
Signed and numbered by the artist

Image size: 36" x 48"


Scottish performance artist and painter. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1961 to 1963, and from 1963 to 1966 at St Martin's School of Art, London, where he and others rebelled against what appeared to be the formalist academicism of his teachers, among whom were Anthony Caro and Phillip King. In 1965 he abandoned conventional studio production in favour of impermanent sculptures using materials such as water, along with performances of a generally satirical nature directed against the art world. In Pose Work for Plinths I (1971; London, Tate), a photographic documentation of one such performance, he used his own body to parody the poses of Henry Moore's celebrated reclining figures. When in 1972 he was offered an exhibition at the Tate Gallery, he opted, with obviously mocking intent, for a ‘retrospective' lasting only one day.
In 1971 McLean established Nice Style, billed as ‘The World's First Pose Band', while teaching at Maidstone College of Art. With them and in other collaborative performances (Academic Board, 1975; Sorry! A Minimal Musical in Parts, 1977; The Masterwork: Award Winning Fishknife, 1979), he continued to use humour to confront the pretensions of the art world and wider social issues such as the nature of bureaucracy and institutional politics. From the mid 1970s, while continuing to mount occasional performances, McLean turned increasingly to painting, in a witty and subversive parody of current expressionist styles, and to ceramics.

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17 May 2013

Tree Of Life (Original) - Kerry Darlington






Tree of Tranquility original

£3650

ORIGINAL PAINTING

Mixed media painting with a high gloss resin finish. The image is embellished in 3D and has been hand worked by the artist.

Size: 43" x 43" (109cm x 109cm)

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.


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3 May 2013

Take Five - Ian Rawling (sculpture)



Take Five (porcelain sculpture)

£155

Limited edition porcelain sculpture of 195

Size: 9" x 11"

Includes the publisher certificate of authenticity


I've been drawing, painting, making & generally mucking about with art for as long as I can remember (which isn't actually that long as I have a memory like my son's goldfish, Barry!) I've worked the streets as a pavement artist to help pay my way as an art student in Chester & Sheffield, illustrated hundreds & hundreds of greeting cards & am now enjoying life as a fine artist & creator of big friendly characters.


I do watch people a fair bit & always take a little sketchbook with me whether I'm sat on a train or sat on the beach. In my paintings I hope to convey the simple pleasures in life, such as a bike ride through the woods or eating chips on the beach through my larger than life characters & the situations I put them in. I use a limited colour palette & subtle shading with soft pastels which I think helps to make my paintings bold & cheerful. If I can bring a smile to people's faces on seeing my paintings then that makes me happy too!





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