Blog Week 50
With only a couple of weeks to go until Christmas we are still receiving new and exciting artwork daily so it’s not too late to grab a festive piece of art for your loved ones.
Originals by Barry Hilton
Due to the limited availability of Barry Hilton’s paintings and the strength of demand , we have had very few original artworks available this year. It was a great treat therefore to get our hands on two new originals this week which certainly don’t disappoint.
Barry will be joining us at the gallery again on March 26th again for another solo exhibition so we do hope that you will be able to join us to welcome Barry back to Hepplestone’s once again.
New from Nigel Cooke
Another long standing exhibitor at the gallery is Yorkshire’s Nigel Cooke who has taken another step forward in his successful career recently signing up with a new publisher, Buckingham Fine Art. This new chapter has seen an increase in the price of Nigel’s original paintings so if you already own Nigel’s dramatic cityscapes, it would be worth checking with your insurers to see if you need to increase your cover for the appreciation of your collectable artworks.
The Perfect Christmas Gifts from Ruby Keller
Along with the new works from Barry and Nigel, we also have two absolutely gorgeous new original paintings from Ruby Keller.
Featuring the most gorgeous Hedgehog and festive Robin, these two beautiful original paintings would make amazing Christmas presents that would last a lifetime. Full details are on the Ruby Keller page now but don’t hang around if you would like one of these pieces under the Christmas tree as they won’t be around for long.
New from Geoffrey Key
One of the great pleasures of running the gallery is meeting our fascinating collectors and of course spending time with some of our generations most important artists. This week it was a joy to visit the home of the one and only Geoffrey Key to view his latest works and discuss what 2020 might hold for this important artist who has maintained his place in the Northern Art scene for almost 70 years.
The end of 2019 sees Geoffrey close the door on his most recent series of paintings which have explored the juxtaposition of the ancient and modern architecture which now jostle for position on our cities skylines. With such dramatic changes to Manchester’s skyline in recent years, it seems apt that such a proud Salford artist should capture this transition on canvas and has done so in his own recognisable style.
We were delighted to be able to acquire one of the final paintings from this series which is available to view in the gallery now. We hope you like it as much as we do and we are sure it will be a much loved addition to somebodies collection for decades to come.
And finally…….Congratulations to Michael Ashcroft ROI
A huge congratulations has to go out this week to Croston’s Michael Ashcroft who has been elected as an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. A long held ambition of Michael’s, the election follows on from previous recognitions of his talent including having his work shown in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. A huge well done to Michael and we are proud to continue to show his original paintings in the gallery.