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The sun is out and everybody seems to have been swept away with Royal fever. The weather and the royal festivities have also had an impact on gallery life this week with regal special releases and an air of celebration all around.
We were thrilled to scoop the top prize of Retail Art Gallery of the Year for the second time so are very proud of all of our team, artists and loyal customers. Thank you everybody including the Guild for your excellent judgement and support as ever!
Frogman Frog Prince
The royal celebrations have been marked by a very special arrival today shipped all the way from the USA on a special shipment in time for the Royal Wedding. ‘Frog Prince’ is the Frogman’s special release which is only available through three galleries in the UK who are the Frogman’s Platinum UK stockists.
Cast from a worldwide edition of only 150, this special frog is a real must have for the hardcore Frogman collectors and a great addition to any collection.
Rare from Todd White
On the subject of rare editions, we have also acquired a very rare piece from Todd White. ‘I Don’t Wear Pink’ is from a low edition run of only 25 so we are thrilled to have been able to acquire just one copy. If you like the look of this quirky golfing piece, don’t delay and order now online to ensure that we still have availability.
Along with this new edition, we have also got our hands on three special little video clips from Todd White talking about his most recent limited edition print releases. Todd talks about the inspiration behind ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Venice’ and ‘Suited for War’ giving us a fascinating insight into his pysche and thought process.
You can check out the three video clips on our Youtube channel here or alternatively by visiting out Facebook page. Be sure to like the page or follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with the little gems.
A Visit from Michael Ashcroft
We were also very fortunate to get a surprise visit from Michael Ashcroft this week who whilst delivering some new work to us, decided to set up camp outside the gallery and paint the beautiful countryside surrounding the gallery. It is always fascinating to see an artist of Michael’s calibre at work and his en plein air paintings are exquisite.
This painting is being finessed in the studio by Michael as we speak and we will be delighted to have it on show in the gallery in a couple of weeks time. If you would like to be contacted when it arrives so that you can be the first to see it, do email us now so that we can keep you up to date.
New Collection from Gill Davies
We are also proud this week to launch our first selection of original paintings by local artist Gill Davies. You will be hearing much more about Gill in the press in the forthcoming weeks but hope you like the new works in the gallery on the website in the meantime.