Blog Week 38

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May we start this weeks blog with a note of thanks to all of our customers who are respecting the social  distancing guidelines and the government instructions to wear face coverings in the gallery.  Keeping our customers and colleagues safe remains our top priority and it is greatly appreciated that people are following the rules in order to allow us to remain open and safe.

Doug Hyde Collection

New releases this week have included the hotly anticipated Doug Hyde ‘Share the Love’ collection which includes a hugely in demand selection of limited edition prints and an incredible sculpture.


doug hyde overloaded with love

The collection follows stylistically on from Doug’s previous sell out Rural Retreat collection and is being met with the same level of enthusiasm from collectors.  Demand has already been strong for many of the pieces, particularly ‘Overloaded with Love’, so don’t delay and pre order now before they sell out.  Full details of the collection can be viewed here.

doug hyde best friends

New Original Paintings from Ruby Keller

Along with Doug’s quirky animals, we were also pleased this week to welcome new arrivals from Ruby Keller which are certain to brighten up any home.  Hamish and Harvey are available to view now in the  gallery before they head off to their new homes.  Be sure to check them out now here before making a trip in to fall in love with them in person.

Artist Ruby Keller

Andrei Protsouk Original Paintings

The work of Andrei Protsouk continues to win praise with our collectors with two out of three of our latest arrivals finding new homes within the first couple of days in the gallery.

At the time of writing the original oil on panel painting Verona Balcony is still available at just £1320 so don’t hang around if you would like to add this to your collection.

Andrei Protsouk Original Art

Northern Art

Along with these amazing international artists, we also have new arrivals from some of our most popular Northern artists too including Isherwood, Theodore Major and L S Lowry.

Lowry’s limited edition prints continue to be in strong demand throughout the length and breadth of the country so when we got the opportunity to purchase a pristine example of The Fever Van it was a real treat.

Fever van by Lowry limited edition

An incredibly apt subject matter in today’s unusual times, Lowry’s scene depicts the inquisitive onlookers as the Fever Van visits a home to collect the infirmed.  Published in the early 1970s, this exquisite edition has been in one private collection for it’s entire life only to be reframed and preserved now with UV glass and acid free mounts.  Very very rarely will you find an example in such perfect condition without fading or discolouration – a wonderful collectors piece.

The second of the Northern art pieces this week is a very early and rare self portrait by the late James Lawrence Isherwood.

Executed in 1959 and dated thus, this stunning example of Isherwood’s brushwork is one of the artist’s earliest known self portraits and also one of his finest.  Purchased from one of the Isherwood families Wigan Town Hall sales in the 1980s, we are proud to be able to bring this superb painting to market.

The final piece of Northern art history available this week is a vibrant and vivacious still life from the late Appley Bridge artist Theodore Major.

Regular gallery visitors will be familiar with seeing Major’s masterpieces in recent years and this 30” x 37” oil on board is a superb example of his colourful and dynamic still lives.  Whether you are in the market to purchase such a fine painting or not, we strongly encourage you to view this and the other Theodore Major’s on show in the gallery while they are available.

The final launch this week which will be flying into the gallery in October is the thirteenth member of the Frogman’s parliament of owls.

Hamilton Frogman bronze owl

Hamilton the beautiful Tawny brown owl is cast in bronze from a worldwide edition of 500.  Available to preorder now, expect to see Hamilton in the gallery in October.  Full details on the website now.