Wednesday, 11 September 2013

RECENT ARRIVALS - Prunella Clough, Basil Beattie, Roy Turner Durrant, Vanessa Gardiner ......


While I have been busy over recent months putting together The ARThouse Gallery shows at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum here in Bournemouth, I have also been quietly adding some splendid new pieces to the gallery stock. I have picked out a few to draw your attention to, all of which can be seen on the website for further information.

I can always be contacted on 07712 933804 or if there is anything you wish to view.

First up is this splendid mint condition collage and pastel by Prunella Clough. Photographs can never do justice to work like this, particularly when they are under glass - it really does have to be seen in the flesh. I purchased it from an Architect in London who aquired it years ago from Clough's London dealer Annely Juda. He is looking to downsize and my gruelling trip to London to collect it was well worth while particularly as he also has a great collection of Modernist furniture that I have my eye on.

Bought this magnificent piece by Basil Beattie RA from an antique dealer who purchased it with the contents of an old London club. Not quite his thing I am delighted to say, so here it is with yours truly.
It's pretty big, so ideally suited to a spacious modern room or perhaps a business reception area or boardroom.

This delightful little gem by Roy Turner Durrant is new in this week. Durrant is becoming increasingly collectable following considerable exposure since his death including a book by art historian Peter Davies and a solo show of his work in Cork Street.
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Also have just taken in this cracking little oil painting entitled Chalk Edge (2009) by Teresa Lawton. Teresa's work is a personal favourite, I have them all over my house but there comes a point, so my wife tells me, that you just have to let someboby else have a chance. So here's yours............

Following a very well received show of her work in the Landscape Variations show at the Russell-Cotes I now have some carefully chosen pieces in the gallery by Vanessa Gardiner.
Vanessa has had many successful solo shows in London and had 2 of her striking geometric coastal forms in this year's RA Summer Show, both of which sold very quickly.

Finally, something completely different........ I am delighted to welcome Phyllis Wolff as the first of The ARThouse Gallery's online artists.

All her work can be seen in her studio which is set in the beautiful North Dorset countryside and from where she gains her inspiration. There is a link from our website straight to hers.


Monday, 2 September 2013

Frances Hatch

Hung this superb show by Frances Hatch today.

Entitled 'White Stacked, Golden Capped' these extraordinary paintings were largely made on location along the Jurassic Coast using materials found on site giving them a unique and almost sculptural quality.

They field a depth both physical and emotive that cannot be captured by a photograph and experiencing the intensity and sensitivity they emit in the flesh is a revelation.

Do not miss this. A true one-off experience.

For further information on the paintings and to see the Artist's Statement go to:-

Pots by Sarah Purvey