Blog Week 17Last updated on
With the gallery now reopen from Tuesday – Sunday we have been delighted to see some many familiar faces after such a long time. The feedback has been fantastic from everybody who has been coming in to see us and rest assured, if you are planning on paying us a visit, we have all of the Covid secure procedures in place and there is lots of space to browse safely at your leisure.
After such a long time closed there are lots of new artworks to enjoy along with a host of rare and previously sold out works that we have been fortunate enough to have been able to acquire.
New for this week is a brand new collection from the eternally popular artist John Waterhouse. John’s restful and calming paintings are a joy to behold and his latest collection doesn’t disappoint.
After all of the uncertainty and upheaval of the last twelve months hopefully John’s beautiful landscapes will be just the tonic to help you drift away into a world of tranquility.
Alexander Millar Exhibition Coming Soon
Our long standing collectors will be very familiar with the Scottish artist Alexander Millar who was one of the first artists that we represented over fifteen years ago. Born in Scotland and now based in the North East, Millar has become well known for his portrayals of the ‘Gadgie’ characters that he observed as a young boy growing up in Scotland which has brought him international success and museum exhibitions.
We are delighted to welcome back Millar’s work to the gallery with an exhibition at the end of May which will feature both his limited edition print collection and a selection of original pencil drawings for those lucky enough to be able to acquire one.
New Releases from Todd White
Two new limited edition prints are also available this week from the eternally in demand artist Todd White. Within hours of posting the images online, Todd’s latest two editions entitled Farm Girl and The Confession have already been selling fast and finding new admiring homes.
Not available on general release in the UK, we are delighted to be able to offer these gorgeous new editions. Each hand embellished, they are absolutely stunning and both taken from global limited edition runs of only 100 each. If you would like to add either of these editions to your collection, don’t delay as they are proving a big hit with collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. Full details on our Todd White page here while stocks last.
Rare Editions from Mr Brainwash
If you have been keeping up with the art market in the UK and the US, you will have come across urban artist Mr Brainwash who has been taking the urban art world by storm for several years. Made even more famous by the documentary on him produced by the one and only Banksy, the Brainwash phenomenon is not going anywhere soon.
To coincide with a major new national wave interest in Mr Brainwash in the UK, we are delighted and fortunate to be able to offer a small selection of rare and sold out editions from a private collection that have never been viewed or hung previously.
These fabulous sought after editions all bear the Mr Brainwash signature along with his fingerprint to the reverse which has become a feature of the authenticity of his work.
From editions as low as 25, these are genuinely incredibly rare editions not available anywhere else in the world so we encourage enthusiastic collectors to not delay and act quickly if you would like to add one of these editions to your collection. There is only one of each so when they are gone, they are gone. View the available Mr Brainwash works here.
From the international art scene to the Northern Art scene, we are still proud to be championing the best in Northern art and have new works from all of our leading exponents of the movement this week.
Three new oil paintings by Theodore Major are available this week having previously sold out of works by the late Appley Bridge artist. The piece featured above is a classic example of Major’s industrial landscapes and perhaps his most in demand and popular subject matter. Increasingly difficult to acquire now, we are delighted to have it in the gallery and available to view now.
Along with the new works by Major, we also have a stunning new limited edition print by his friend and contemporary, L S Lowry. Again a classic industrial northern scene, it is fascinating to compare the contrasting interpretations of the landscape by Major and Lowry in these two masterpieces. Major’s bleak and solitary composition inspired by William Blake’s dark satanic mills against Lowry’s more lively scene, peppered with the characters that made his work so recognisable.
This limited edition was hand signed by Lowry over forty years ago and is in perfect condition. Additionally it is numbered as just copy number ten of the edition, an incredibly rare find for such an old and sought after limited edition. Rest assured this one won’t be around for long.
Also new in this week……