Blog Week 17Last updated on
Wow, where does the time go! Our James Lawrence Isherwood exhibition celebrating 100 years since the late Wigan artist’s birth is nearly over. We welcomed new and old collectors to appreciate Isherwood’s expressionist paintings covering four decades of the artist’s career and many different subject matters.
We were thrilled to see paintings going to collectors the length and breadth of the country including London, Hertfordshire and of course closer to home in Lancashire. The distance record however went to an Italian based collector who bagged their first Isherwood!
The exhibition also proved a great opportunity for us to purchase new unseen paintings by Isherwood that have been tucked away for decades and are now on show in the gallery. A great selection is still on offer so don’t miss out if you would like to view or own one of Isherwood’s paintings.
New from Philip Gray
New in the gallery this week is the latest mountainscape original painting from Irish artist Philip Gray. Collectors were wowed last month when he appeared at the gallery and painted live and he has been busy since finessing this latest stunning oil. This breathtaking painting is hanging in the gallery now but no doubt won’t be around for long so do call and take a look if you get chance.
Introducing Michelle Fielding
Ribble Valley artist Michelle Fielding has also delivered her first painting to the gallery this month which is an eye popping abstract piece in enamel paints. Michelle is a fascinating up and coming artist who works in both fashion inspired sculpture as well as paintings.
Her sculptural installations have been exhibited at the Harris Museum in Preston and cover themes such as war, remembrance, death, memory, home & disorders. The Harris Museum have remarked “Michelle is in demand for more and more commissioned pieces both commercially and to exhibit in galleries as her reputation grows”. We are honoured therefore to have some of her artwork on show in the gallery and encourage collectors to come along and see the work for themselves.
New Lalique Collection on Show
The latest delivery from iconic French glassmaker Lalique has arrived this week including some old favourites back in stock such as the Fantasia vase and a selection of Fish and Seahorse sculptures. New to our collection are a gorgeous Timora Elephant in grey crystal and two new small versions of the classic and ever popular Bacchantes vase.
Bacchantes has been a favourite amongst collectors but due to it’s size, has only been accessible by a small number of collectors. The new small versions are stunning in quality and much more affordable and easy to accomodate in most homes. On show in both the traditional clear crystal as well as a gold finish, they are stunning additions to any Lalique collection.