Friday, 2 December 2011

Mike Braisher ceramics

Wide selection of ceramics by Mike Braisher now in the gallery.
Would make great Christmas presents if you could bear to part with them. To give a sense of scale, the large banqueting charger on the left is 28 ins. diameter and the pitchers around 15 ins. high. All the pieces are substantial and are beautifully finished; the majority feature an ammonite motif.
Prices range from £85 to £500.
Click on the photo to view a larger image.

Friday, 25 November 2011

George Dannatt

Received a new consignment of works from the studio of George Dannatt yesterday. Three are destined for the Christmas Show but the others are available to be seen now in the gallery. Please call in or email for further information if you are unable get here.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Gerry Dudgeon

6 great paintings of Dorset and Moroccan scenes now in the gallery and on the website from Gerry Dudgeon.

Born in Darjeeling, India in 1952 Gerry studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, gaining a first class Honours degree in 1979, and then an MFA postgraduate degree from Reading University in 1981. After a travelling scholarship to New York, he worked in London as a painter in studios at the Barbican and Brixton before moving to West Dorset in 1987.

With the Dorset series, his experience of working on archaeological excavations manifests itself both in the scraping and wiping back of the paint surface to reveal underlying layers and in his fascination with Dorset’s ancient geological past.

Travels to the mountains and deserts of Morocco have allowed him to explore colour relationships in a series of semi-abstract landscapes, which evoke the light and heat of remote Berber villages, characterised by their mud-built architecture.

1981 Boise Travelling Scholarship to New York. 
1993 Research Award to visit India from Surrey University.
Gerry Dudgeon now exhibits widely in the south of England including London, and works have been purchased privately outside Britain in USA, Canada, Kuwait, India and Europe. He has written articles for The Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines and has exhibited regularly at the RWA, New English Art Club and RA Summer Exhibitions.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas Show

Mother and Child 1

                      HENRY MOORE

 The 'White Christmas' Exhibition line up is looking utterly amazing.

As well as pieces specially commissioned by the gallery for the show from leading contemporary artists such as Martyn Brewster, Claire Wiltsher, Stephen Bishop, Teresa Lawton, Catherine Barnes, Richard Price, Robert Woolner, Nell Race and Susan Michie, we have arranged a for a superb selection of works by internationally known modern artists through the Mayfair gallery Osborne Samuel.

It will be a great privilege to display works for sale by the likes of Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Sir Terry Frost, George Dannatt, Howard Hodgkin, Lyn Chadwick, Prunella Clough and Kenneth Armitage. To my knowledge Bournemouth has never before hosted such an event in a commercial gallery.

The show will run from the 8th of December, so plenty of time to call in to buy something truly special for your nearest and dearest this Christmas.

Black Peony 

                 PRUNELLA CLOUGH

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

White Christmas

Here are just some of the names of artists who will have original work featured in our White Christmas Exhibition:-

Keith ARMITAGE                                      Martyn BREWSTER
Lyn CHADWICK                                        Prunella CLOUGH
George DANNATT                                   Mary-Jane EVANS
Elisabeth FRINK                                       Barbara HEPWORTH
Howard HODGKIN                                  Teresa LAWTON
Henry MOORE                                         Susan MICHIE
Ben NICHOLSON                                     Richard PRICE
Claire WILTSHER                                     Robert WOOLNER

Many of the contemporary artists are producing unique pieces specially commissioned for the show. 
Full details to follow but make sure you have put the Private View in your diary now:- 
Friday 9th December from 5.00 to 8 pm.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Claire Wiltsher

Went to Claire Wiltsher's studio in the New Forest yesterday and selected 4 superb new paintings for the gallery. Full details on the website.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Joan Miro

Martyn Brewster's solo show off to a great start - 13 pieces sold already in the first week.

Been a good week all round, amongst a number of other good sales have sold the 2 Miro lithographs. Will be very sorry to part with them, but at least they're off to a new home where the new owner truly appreciates them.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Martyn Brewster

Gearing up for Martyn Brewster's 'Coastal Light' exhibition next week. This stunning piece will be the star of the show:- Coastal Light 18. 1500x1500 - £8500

Martyn is now represented by Waterhouse & Dodd in Cork Street, having previously been represented by Jill George, London who has sold his works to collectors worldwide for many years.

We are therefore very privileged to be be exhibiting this major collection of new work outside London and look forward to meeting his collectors and followers alike.

If you would like to attend the Private View we should be pleased to send you an invitation.

Collector's Pieces

We are holding a range of works for sale on behalf of collector clients. 

Artists include Trevor Bell, Peter Joyce, Neil Canning, Michael Rees and Brian Graham.

We also hold a wide selection of pieces for sale by George Dannatt on behalf of the George Dannatt Trust.

'Tall Winspit' - Peter Joyce

Monday, 19 September 2011

Paresh Nrshinga

New consignment of stunning abstracts from Paresh Nrshinga selling like hotcakes.

Record Month

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Despite the gallery being closed for the majority of August, to my utter amazement it turned out to be the best ever month for sales so far. This was due to website enquiries leading to home consultations or private appointments to view particular works in the gallery.

Claire Wiltsher's magnificent painting 'Silence' was one such case (shown here).

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Hengistbury Head

Thursday 1st September 2011

I have opened this 'blog' page with a view to mentioning day to day events in connection with the gallery, so what better way to kick off than to tell you that the gallery was closed today and here are a few pix showing "Security Division's" walk around Hengistbury Head.

Have included 2 photos of some interesting art found on the cliff-face. Not sure how many million years they have been waiting to be exposed. Early Brian Grahams' perhaps?

The gallery will be back to normal opening next week.