Saturday, 30 June 2012

Chris Billington

It's funny who you stumble across in the strange world of Twitter that we all now seem to be hooked on. Having become fellow Tweeps, there Chris and I discovered a lot in common leading to a meeting in the gallery nearly a year ago which became the catalyst for him to finally produce the work which had been formulating in his mind over several years.

Materialising as '2012 - Signs, Secrets & Symbols' a series of 27 paintings depicting an exploration of the metaphysical world as well as ancient symbols and secret codes, they can be seen in TheARThouse Gallery from 5th to 21st July. Working from a combination of extensive research, note taking, photographs and imagination, Chris has captured and filtered fragments of this enigmatic information and translated its power and energy through the visual device of these extraordinary works.

A full colour catalogue showing all the paintings with explanatory notes is avalable on request and the images can be seen by clicking on the following link:

World of the 5th Sun
Temple of the Moon


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bob Aylott

Way back in 1972 a then young Fleet Street photographer Bob Aylott took a series of photographs in a squalid Covent Garden squat. I can word the events no better than Paul Gallico whose piece has been used as the introduction to Bob's book "An Englishman's Castle" and is reproduced below. The book features 126 pages of those stunning photographs which must surely now rate as being of social historic importance.

The original bromide wet prints have been carefully stored in Bob's archive ever since and are now about to see the light of day once again exclusively through TheARThouse Gallery in Bournemouth.

The first 3 to be released for sale are shown below and futher information can be obtained by going to
Each original photograph is signed by Bob Aylott and will include a complementary copy of the book.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Michael Cook

These 5 exquisite original pencil drawings by Michael Cook just been delivered to the gallery.

For further information go to:-


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Claire Wiltsher

Collected another 5 beautiful paintings which I handpicked from Claire Wiltsher's studio yesterday.

Will upload full details to website shortly.