Blog Week 30

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bbc radio lancashire harold riley paintingThere have been lots of exciting things going on in the gallery over the last couple of weeks and some very rare and collectable paintings coming through the doors as well.

The historically significant painting by Lowry’s great friend, Salford artist Harold Riley, has come into the gallery this week and featured on BBC Radio Lancashire on Friday with John Gillmore.

Rarely does a painting come along that has such a rich history, by such an important Northern artist come along so we are thrilled to have this painting in the gallery now which has adorned the walls of several production companies in Hollywood.

Ollie by Frogman

frogman ollie bronze sculptureThe latest selection of Frogman bronze sculptures have also come into stock this week and include a collection of old favourites along with new releases.  The first editions of the gorgeous Ollie are now in stock along with the vibrant and stunning Belle Fleur.

We currently have just one rare artist proof or Ollie available in addition to the standard edition so don’t delay if you would like to own this little chap. Our exclusive Hepplestone frog for the 2017 exhibition will also be launched later this week so keep an eye on the website for this gorgeous collectible frog.
frogman belle flour limited edition bronze frog sculpture

New from Todd White

Excitement is already starting to build around Todd White’s visit to the gallery in October and we are busy buying up rare editions and lining up rare low edition new releases.  The first such release is from a worldwide edition of only 69 and is therefore not likely to be still available come October but we are delighted to have received one just today.

todd white summer of 69 giclee limited edition print

art of todd white dont call me babeNamed after the year Todd White was born, Summer of 69 is a pyschodelic nostalgia trip and full of Todd White’s cheeky charm, not to mention a collectors dream with such a small edition size.  Just one is available to view at the gallery now or order online here.

As an added bonus, those who are able to move quickly to come and view ‘Summer of ’69’ will also be able to view another rare edition by Todd White, this time from an edition of only 45!  ‘Don’t Call Me Doll’ is a little different for Todd but reminiscent in composition to one or two of his previous sell out editions such as ‘Pour it On’ and ‘Downward Spiral’.

Full details of ‘Don’t Call Me Doll’ are available here but don’t forget, there are only 45 of this edition worldwide.




Original Painting by Barry Hilton

Other new arrivals this week include a new oil painting by local favourite, Lancashire artist Barry Hilton.  Regular customers and visited have seen Barry Hilton’s collector base, and prices, flourish in recent years and we are honoured to still be able to source these rare paintings now.  Greenlands Cottage barry hilton original painting

This stunning landscape is just in and complements our existing collection of Hilton works which include early marine paintings as well as modern landscapes.  View full details of Greenlands Cottage here.

Watch out over the next week for new arrivals from Isherwood and the special edition release by Frogman.