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the fletcher gate fine art gallery welcomes

Sarah watson

Dear Gallery Client

We are delighted to introduce the incredibly talented artist Sarah Watson.

Sarah explores the beauty and dynamism of the natural landscape using oilsticks (pure oil pigment and wax for easy transport) which she translates into descriptive but uniquely expressive marks. Much of her work leans towards abstraction but the form is still held. Her work is strictly carried out en plein air, where her emotional response to her setting is clearly described. Any further oil painting in her studio will always be translated directly from these original works.

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Sarah's works are now on show to view.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

Best Wishes

Claire Moore BA(Hons)

GALLERY MANAGER
Sarah Watson Pebble Beach Sarah Wind Turbines Sarah Watson Storm Approaching Sarah Watson nude

Saturday 16th September 2017

 

new arrivals

 'top cottages' and 'urban landscape' by the ever-popular

david j porter

 

Looking closely at David's work, you will notice how each painting has its own individual character.  

The bright blocks of colour are enlivened by a  system of over-painting that gives each form a compelling tonal intensity creating a landscape which shifts constantly in and out of focus.

To achieve the perfect balance, mid-way through creating each piece David turns  the painting  upside down and if it doesn't work the opposite way round it is discarded.

David has shown in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries also achieving recognition as a Laings Regional Finalist and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Finalist. His work can be seen in private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

Now on show to view, these two delightful works join a body of work acquired in June of this year.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery

 

Best Wishes

 

George and Claire

gallery owner/gallery manager

David J Porter - Top Cottages David J Porter - Urban Landscape

Thursday 20th July 2017

 

 

WELCOME TO 'GREEN BEACH'



THE MUCH-AWAITED-FOR SOLO SHOW BY THE LONDON SLADE SCHOOL ARTIST

TANYA VANESSA FOSTER

 

A PREVIEW TO THE NEW SERIES OF COASTAL WORKS:

Illustrated: 'GREEN BEACH' by Tanya Vanessa Foster, original oil on board, 10 x 10 Inches, signed

 

 


BY OPEN INVITE
Invitation to the show will be by open invite. The show will run from 22th July 2017 to 4th September 2017.

MEET AND GREET
Tanya will be attending the show in person

EVENING EVENT:  
Saturday 29th July 2017 commencing 4.00pm to 8.00pm

To register your attendance at the Evening Event please call 01159509966 or email Claire at info@fletchergatefineartgallery.com

Guests will enjoy drinks and light refreshment

'GREEN BEACH'

The threads that tie the different works together in Tanya’ s ‘GREEN BEACH’ capture the ‘human experience’ in a poetic distancing of the artist and her subject.

Each painting in this unique body of original works, walks the tightrope between abstraction and figuration. The pinks, whites and flesh tones of the figures resonate against the backdrop of green and violet shadows, as human form becomes one with abstraction.

Tanya’s narrative of the populated beach as a celebration of life with its llight, complex language of form, colour and movement is a reoccurring theme in Tanya’s work.


WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

 

Best Wishes

 

 

Claire Moore, BA(Hons)

Gallery Manager

Green Beach

Sunday 18th June 2017

 

introducing

two rare italian street scenes by the world-renowned italian artist

lazzaro pasini (1861-1949)

 

Lazzaro Pasini was born in Reggio Emilia in 1861. He studied at the Accademia in Florence under Giovanni Fattori and from 1886 worked in Milan among a group of artists including the sculptor Nicola Fiore.

Pasini held many exhibitions including a show at the Esposizione Nazionale in Turin in 1884 and at an exhibition of work of the Lombard artists in Milan in 1900. In 1912, 1914 and 1922 he held further exhibitions in Venice, London, Antwerp and Leningrad.

The artist's fine attention to detail and sentimental subjects meant that his work had popular appeal. He died in Milan in 1949.

 

Illustrated: (From the top right)

ITALIAN MARKET SCENE
BY LAZZARO PASINI

Original Oil on Canvas
11.5 x 15.5 Inches
Signed

Price:  £1400

 

ITALIAN STREET VENDORS IN A MARKET TOWN
BY LAZZARO PASINI

Original Oil on Canvas
11.5  x 15.5 Inches
Signed

Price: £1400

 

Detail of 'Italian Street Vendors in a Market Town'

 

In fine original condition, these two exquisite pieces are now on show to view.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

 

Best Wishes

 

George & Claire

Gallery Owner, Gallery Manager

 

 

 

 

Lazzaro Pasini - Italian Street Scenes Lazzaro Pasini - Italian Street Vendors Lazzaro Pasini - Italian Street Vendors in detail

Wednesday 24th May 2017

 

introducing 

'from a unique perspective'

a stunning collection of original works 

by the cheshire-born artist

 

david j porter

 

Hello Everyone

I am delighted to introduce a delightful body of work by the  much-acclaimed artist David J Porter.  

Born and educated in Cheshire, over the years David has successfully divided his career as a freelance designer and professional artist.

Mainly self-taught he specializes in contemporary landscape, achieving a semi-abstract / part representational composition. Inspired by his many walks and visits abroad which he sketches often in charcoal, then re-assesses the subject in the studio. By applying blocks of vivid colour in such a way as to ‘suggest’ parts of the landscape, he stimulates the onlooker’s imagination to interpret the landscape in a different way. He is continually moving boundaries in his work by keeping the process in a state of flux.

David has shown in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries also achieving recognition as a Laings Regional Finalist and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Finalist. His work can be seen in private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

 

Illustrated:  (From the top right)

TREE LINE BRIDGE
BY DAVID J PORTER

Original Oil on Canvas
18 x 18 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £850



RED BRIDGE CROSSING
BY DAVID J PORTER

Original Oil on Canvas
18 x 18 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist

Price: £850


PURPLE TULIP
BY DAVID J PORTER

Original Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist

Price: £600



We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.



Best Wishes George & Claire

GALLERY OWNER, GALLERY MANAGER
 
 
 
 



David J Porter - Tree Line Bridge David J Porter - Red Bridge Crossing David J Porter - Purple Tulip

2nd May 2017

 

introducing

'the spring collection' 

by the acclaimed coastal

scene artist

 

darren stevenson

 

I am delighted to introduce the 'Spring Collection' by the renowned coastal scene artist Darren Stevenson.

Strongly influenced by the Romantic artists such as J M W Turner, for Darren the impulse and the rapid outdoor sketch seems more truthful than the painting carefully worked up in the studio.  Working from motif, in his travels from coast to coast Darren paints what is actually in front of him. As the light changes continually throughout the day, capturing 'the instant' can mean a work which takes many hours to complete.

 

Illustrated: (From the top Right)

 

FROM THE SPRING COLLECTION -

 

BLUE SKY
BY DARREN STEVENSON

Original Oil on Board
24 x 24 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £1,700

 

NORTH CORNWALL
BY DARREN STEVENSON

Original Oil on Board
24 x 24 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £1,700

 

NORTH CORNISH COAST
BY DARREN STEVENSON

Original Oil on Board
14 X 20 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £850

 

TRIBUTE TO TURNER'S SUNSET
BY DARREN STEVENSON

Original Oil on Board
8 x 27.5 Inches
Signed
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £900


SEE MORE WORKS BY THE HUGELY TALENTED SOUTHWELL ARTIST

 

Also illustrated:

ARTIST Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851

COLLECTION Tate
ACQUISITION Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
REFERENCE N01876
NOT ON DISPLAY
Catalogue entry

525. [N01876] Sunset c. 1830–5

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (1876)


Coll. Turner Bequest 1856; transferred to the Tate Gallery 1928.

Exh. Newcastle 1912 (55).

Lit. Burnet 1852, p. 58; Thornbury 1862, i, p. 169; 1877, p. 121; Armstrong 1902, p. 232; Gage 1969, pp. 36–7, 231 n. 92 (mistakenly as No. 469).

Possibly the work referred to by the younger Trimmer as being among the rolled canvases in the Turner Bequest (Thornbury, loc cit.,; see p. 104): ‘There is a red sunset (simply the sky) among these rolls, the finest sky, to my mind, ever put on canvas.’ The other works mentioned by Trimmer are the larger Thames sketches of c. 1806–7 but this painting was probably painted considerably later, perhaps in the early 1830s. It is however darkened by discoloured megilp which makes assessment difficult.

It may also be the subject of the story told to Burnet by the dealer Woodburn: ‘Driving down to his house at Hendon, a beautiful sunset burst forth; Turner asked to stop the carriage, and remained a long time in silent contemplation. Some weeks afterwards, when Woodburn called on him in Queen Anne Street, he saw this identical sky in his gallery, and wished to have a landscape added to it: Turner refused the commission—he would not part with it.’

 

 

we look forward to seeing you in the gallery

 

 

Darren Stevenson - Blue Sky Darren Stevenson - North Cornwall Darren Stevenson - Cornish Coast Darren Stevenson - A Tribute to Turner's Sunset Turner's Sunset

Tuesday 4th April 2017

 

ENCHANTING WOODLAND SCENES BY THE INCREDIBLY TALENTED DERBYSHIRE ARTIST -

LOUISE JANNETTA

 

Inspired by the landscape surrounding her studio in Buxton, Derbyshire, Louise is currently working on a body of paintings depicting trees and woodlands.


Each unique piece is an invitation to enjoy the woodlands pattern and abstraction, to immerse in the texture, atmosphere and light that plays amongst the dense undergrowth and leaf canopy. It is an artist’s response to her muse which allows the viewer to enjoy the freedom of their own interpretation.

Reminiscent of the famous painting 'BRUME SUR L'EURE, SAINT-CYR' by the great impressionist artist Gustave Loiseau.  (Illustrated: Bottom Right)

Louise's new Spring collection is now on show to view.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

 

Best Wishes

Claire

 

Claire Moore BA(Hons)

Gallery Manager

 

see more enchanting works by Louise Jannetta

 

 

Louise Jannetta - Take My Hand Gustave Loiseau

Friday 10th March 2017

 

'FROZEN IN TIME'

THE STUNNING SEASCAPES OF

DARREN STEVENSON

 

 

It is always a joy to introduce a new artist to the gallery and Darren Stevenson is no exception.  

Reminscient of the romantic artists, Darren's seascapes are much like the work of the Old Masters; in 'HARBOUR STORM' the painting is imbued with an inner light that floods the painting's surface so the traditional perspective of horizon and scenery dissolve into a painterly mist.

 

Illustrated:  (From the Top Right)

 

'NIGHT STORM' by Darren Stevenson,  Original Oil on Board, 24 x 24 Inches, Signed,  SOLD

 

'WELLS BEACH, NORFOLK' by Darren Stevenson, Original Oil on Board, 15.5 x 35 Inches, Signed, £1700

 

'HARBOUR STORM' by Darren Stevenson, Original Oil on Board, 15.75 x 15.5 Inches, Signed, SOLD

 

see more works by the artist

 

Darren's new Spring collection is now on show to view.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

 

Best Wishes

 

Claire Moore BA(Hons)

GALLERY MANAGER

 

 

 

 

 

Darren Stevenson - Night Storm Darren Stevenson - Window Darren Stevenson - Wells Beach, Norfolk Harbour Storm

Saturday 28th January 2017

 

capturing the image

a stunning portrait by the world-renowned british artist

philip Connard (1875-1958) 

 

A Very Fond Welcome to our gallery clients

 

I am delighted to introduce this touching and beautifully interpreted piece by the acclaimed British artist Philip Connard.

Acquired from Bonhams in London, here Connard shows a deep sympathy with and understanding of his subject; his daughter Jane. She appears often in his paintings, in various situations but nearly always wearing her token pigtails.


In her thoughtful pose she captivates and charms us - a truly stunning piece!


Artist's Biography
A painter of portraits, landscapes and decorative designs, Philip Connard was born on 24th March 1875 at Southport. He began working as a house-painter and attended evening classes in art.

Connard won a Scholarship to the R.C.A. and in 1898 was awarded a British Institution Prize which took him to Paris. On his return to London he worked as an illustrator and taught at the Lambeth School of Art. While teaching at Lambeth he submitted pictures to the New English Art Club and became known as a painter in oils of romantic decorative landscapes with figures such as pierettes or birds. His compositions were said to be ‘graceful, airy and highly individual in conception.

Connard was given a number of important decorative commissions: murals at Windsor Castle; two panels for a ballroom in New Delhi; and a large panel on the subject of England for the Cunard liner, RMS Queen Mary. His work can be found in the Tate Gallery, London; the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the National Gallery of Australia, the Royal Academy, London, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the National Museum of Wales.

He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1918 and became a full Academician in 1925. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy school, the principal tutor, from 1945 to 1949. He was also a full member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. In 1950 Connard was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Connard, meanwhile, did not forget his home town: he was the founding President of The Southport Palette Club, established in 1921 to hold annual exhibitions of the work of local artists, and he retained this position until his death in 1958.

Connard married twice: his first wife, Mary Collyer, with whom he had two daughters, died in 1927; in 1933 he married Georgina Yorke, whom he depicted in many of his later paintings of interiors. He lived for several years in Richmond, Surrey with Scottish artist Anne Finlay.

The painting is now on show to view, we look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

Best Regards

George and Claire
Gallery Owner & Gallery Manager

 

Illustrated (Top Right)

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL , THE ARTIST'S DAUGHTER JANE
BY PHILIP CONNARD, BRITISH (1875-1958)
Original Oil on Board, 24 x 19.45 Inches, Signed, £6,750
Provenance: Acquired by The Fletcher Gate Fine Art Gallery from Bonhams, London

 

(Bottom Right)

SELF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

 

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Philip Connard Philip Connard - Self Portrait

Illustrated:

SOLD  -  'Angus Shore, East Haven (Arbroath, Scotland)'  by Nael Hanna, 47 Inches x 20 Inches, Signed (Top Right)

 

nael hanna, scottish (b.1959)

AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST-EVER SOLO SHOW IN NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND FOR THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SCOTTISH ARTIST

 


Hello Everyone

We would like to thank all those who attended Nael's show on Saturday and Sunday, 5th & 6th November 2016.  For all those who were unable to attend, Nael's Solo Show will run until Saturday 26th November 2016.

We have produced a brochure for the exhibition, for enquiries please contact the gallery.


Artist's background:


Nael shows regularly in London and Edinburgh and this is the first-ever show for the Internationally Celebrated Scottish artist in Nottingham, England.

The new works to be shown comprise of 30 paintings in all. Every piece is complex and beautiful; the richness of colour and indulgence of texture draws the onlooker in to see something different each time. Instantly recognisable seascapes and landscapes form the bedrock of Nael's new body of work and amongst this backdrop he has also produced breath-taking still life, as well as capturing the romance and vibrancy of more far flung destinations such as Morocco and Italy.


We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

 

SEE NAEL'S NEW COLLECTION



Best Wishes



Claire Moore, BA(Hons)

GALLERY MANAGER

Nael Hanna - Angus Shore, East Haven (Arbroath, Scotland) Nael's Pic for show pics for Nael's Show Nael's Show Pic 4

Wednesday 26th October 2016

 

Works Illustrated:

 

'SELF PORTRAIT' By Doris Clare Zinkeisen, Original Oil on Canvas, Signed. The Royal Academy London (Top Right)

'HIGHFLYERS AT HYDE PARK' By Doris Clare Zinkeisen, Original Oil on Canvas, Signed with Label to Verso, £3250 (Bottom Right)

 

INTRODUCING
DORIS CLARE ZINKEISEN 
SCOTTISH (1898-1991)

Hello Everyone

I am delighted to introduce 'HIGHFLYERS AT HYDE PARK' by the Celebrated Scottish Artist Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898-1991).  Acquired at Bonhams the work shows a Frost & Reed label to the verso.

 

 

DORIS CLARE ZINKEISEN

Doris Zinkeisen was born in Clynder House in Rosneath Argyll, Scotland. Her parents were Welsh-born Clare Bolton-Charles and Victor Zinkeisen a timber merchant and amateur artist from Glasgow Her father's family were originally from Bohemia and had been settled in Scotland for two hundred years.  She had a younger sister, Anna Zinkeisen who also became an artist. The family left Scotland and moved to Pinner, nearHarrow in 1909. Zinkeisen attended the Harrow School of Art for four years and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy in 1917 together with her sister Anna.


Zinkeisen's realist style made her popular as a portraitist and she became a well-known society painter.  The subject matter of her paintings, society portraiture, equestrian portraiture and scenes from the parks of London and Paris reflect the lifestyle of the upper class at the time.

Zinkeisen exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1929,  at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London and in Paris and the United States. She received Bronze (1929), Silver (1930) and Gold (1934) Paris Salon medals for her work. By 1929 she had been elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). 

 

'HIGHFLYER IN HYDE PARK' is now on show to view in the gallery.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Best Wishes

 

Claire Moore BA(Hons)

GALLERY MANAGER

 

Doris Zinkeisen - Self Portrait Doris Zinkeisen - Highflyer in Hyde Park

Friday 2nd September 2016

Illustrated: 

'CAPABILITY BROWN', Original Bronze Sculpture, Height 15 Inches, Signed, Limited Edition of 25, by Laury Dizengremel (French), Price: £3000

the fletcher gate fine art gallery proudly presents:

An Original Bronze to mark the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability Brown'

by the International multi Award-winning Sculptor

Laury Dizengremel (french)

 

Hello Everyone

To celebrate 300th Anniversary of the World-Renowned Landscape Gardener 'Capability Brown', the Fletcher Gate Art Gallery is proud to present this Stunning Original Bronze by the International Multi Award-Winning French Sculptor - Laury Dizengremel.  

Laury has been commissioned as the Artist-In-Residence at Belvoir Castle to design the very first 'Live Size' Sculpture of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. 

 

CAPABILITY BROWN' STATUE IN BRONZE PLANNED FOR HAMMERSMITH


Capability Brown lived in Hammersmith with his family for the 13 years between leaving Stowe and being appointed Royal Gardener with a grace-and-favour house at Hampton Court Palace. During his time in Hammersmith he designed many of his finest landscapes. The house in which he lived beside the Thames has long since been demolished.


Unlike 'Le Notre' one of the Great Landscape Gardeners who boasts many statues, Brown has none. Hence Hammersmith seemed an excellent place for a bronze sculpture to celebrate his forthcoming tercentenary. With the support of the Hammersmith Society, a non-profit local amenity group, Laury Dizengremel, artist-in-residence at Belvoir Castle, was commissioned to carry out the work.

Between November and the end of the year a concerted ‘seed’ funding campaign was launched to enable sufficient funds for the full size clay sculpture. The mould has been cast and with the bronze-resin maquette in hand the organisers are now approaching corporate and charitable donors.

The project was fortunate that the eminent Brown historian, John Phibbs advised on the scheme and pronounced the clay model ‘fantastic’. The sculpture shows Brown a few years older than in the Richard Cosway portrait, to coincide with his productive period in Hammersmith.
 

the event

 

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside.

As the first ever celebration of Brown’s extensive works, the Capability Brown Festival 2016 beginning this  September 2016, brings together a huge range of events, openings and exhibitions. New research and a full listing of his sites will help build knowledge about Brown and fix him at the forefront of modern thinking on design and management of the natural environment.

Brown’s sites will be made accessible for families, adults and urban audiences, and volunteers supported to increase their skills in site interpretation, guiding and writing. Artist, inventor, genius; Brown’s work has already influenced many at home and abroad. The Festival will inspire new generations of visitors, participants and experts to leave a legacy of new information, skills and enthusiasm for landscape.

 

join in the events

click here to find out more


 

 

 

Capability Brown by Laury Dizengremel Capability Brown's Gardens Capability Brown 300th Anniversary

Saturday 2nd July 2016

 

just arrived:

an exquisite collection of original works by the nottingham artist and former student of the slade school london

 

tanya vanessa foster

Tanya in studio

Illustrated: (From Top Right)

 

‘CORNISH BEACH’
Original Oil on Linen
12 x 12 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘POLURRIAN COVE’
Original Oil on LINEN
12 x 24 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
£1250

 

 



 

 


‘AFTERGLOW’
Original Oil on Canvas
19.75 x 19.75 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
£1450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



‘CANDELA’
Original Oil on lINEN
23 x 23 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘menorca cove ii’
Original Oil on board
7 x 7 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nocturnal parle
Original Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
signed and inscribed verso
Acquired direct from the artist
£1650

 

 

 

 

more works by tanya

coming soon!

 

Best Wishes

 

Claire Moore

GALLERY MANAGER

 

Tanya Foster - Cornish Beach Tanya Foster - Pollurian Cove Tanya Foster - Afterglow Tanya - Candela Menorca Cove II Nocturnal Parle

Wednesday 30th May 2016

Illustrated: (Top Right)

RACING YACHT
BY NAEL HANNA

Original Oil On Board
20 x 30 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £3,500

 

 

THE LONG-AWAITED FOR COLLECTION 

EXQUISITELY VIBRANT AND BEAUTIFULLY INTERPRETED ORIGINALS WORKS BY THE INTERNATIONALLY CELEBRATED SCOTTISH ARTIST NAEL HANNA

Illustrated: (Right)

'BOATS AT MULL'
BY NAEL HANNA


Original Oil on Board
20 x 30 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £3,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAINT MARCOS, VENICE
BY NAEL HANNA

Original Oil on Board
12 x 12 Inches
Signed and Inscribed Verso
Acquired Direct from the Artist
Price: £1,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nael and Claire

 

Hello Everyone

I am delighted to introduce this exquisite body of stunning original works by the highly successful International artist Nael Hanna.

 

A MUST SEE!

WELCOME TO THE SHOW

 

Best Wishes

Claire Moore BA(Hons)

GALLERY MANAGER

Nael Hanna - Racing Yacht Nael Hanna - Boats at Mull Nael Hanna - Saint Marcos, Venice Nael and me

 

Friday 18th march 2016 - nEw in TodaY an Exceptional collection oF original works by the talented international artist zino pece

 

 

now showing at

the fletcher gate fine art gallery

the exhibition 'accordion'

by the london

brick lane gallery Artist

 zino pece 


"The accordion is one of my favourite musical instruments. I do not hear it very often. Usually these days, it is sometimes used intermittently in a pop song. For some reason, I often find myself moved when hearing accordion music. I cannot explain this, one can only suggest it may stem from my Italian roots. This instrument was often used in music I heard as a child. The bold black and white areas represent the keys and the swirling colourful patterns are the bellows or squeezebox, which is often beautifully decorated. I hope that this painting captures something of both the instrument and the sounds that it makes." 
zino pece

 

Illustrated (From the Top Right)

Accordion - original acrylic on canvas, 47 x 39.3 Inches, signed and inscribed Verso, acquired direct from the artist, £2300

The Artist - Zino Pece

 

SEE ZINO'S new EXHIBITION

 

We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery

Claire Moore

gallery manager

 

Accordian Zino Pece

Sunday 7th February 2016

A newlyn treasure

by

mary jewelS (1886-1977)

 

'The harbour megavissey'

Mary Jewels - Mevegissey

Hello Everyone


The Gallery has been fortunate over the years to have had many fine original works pass through our hands and one such 'Jewel' was 'The Harbour Mevagissey' by the internationally celebrated Newlyn School artist Mary Jewels (1886-1977). (Illustrated  Right)

Acquired by the Gallery from a fine art sale at Bonhams South Kensington. This enchanting oil, with its emotive tourquoisse sea and amber-drenched cottages evokes with its flamboyant colours Mary Jewel's unceasing love of Cornwall.

Mary was born in Newlyn on 5 February 1886 and was a close friend of the artist Dod PROCTER and her sister, Cordelia, who was married to the sculptor Frank DOBSON.

Mary never had any formal training, she was introduced to painting in 1915 when she was given a blank canvas and paints by Cedric MORRIS and told to "cover it by evening". She considered herself to be a Newlyn painter, however, little interest was shown in her work in Newlyn, instead it was St Ives which welcomed her with open arms.

John WELLS, on looking at Jewel's painting 'Cornfields with Peasants', dubbed her the English Van Gogh.' Despite the reviewers remarking that she had interesting talents, she was largely overlooked by those who continued to focus on Alfred WALLIS as 'the naïve' treasure.

MORE CORNISH 'TREASURES'

(Illustrated Right)

MOUSEHOLE STREET SCENE
BY FRED YATES

ORIGINAL OIL ON BOARD
16" X 18"
SIGNED

£5000

(Illustrated Lower Right)

ST IVES, NOVEMBER
BY FRED YATES

OIL ON CANVAS
10.50" X 15"
SIGNED, PROVENANCE LABEl To VERS0

£4000
 

 

 

 

Artist's biography

Fred Yates is best known for his vibrant landscapes, swathed in radiant sunshine and joie de vivre. He enjoyed painting the daily lives and colourful characters around him. His distinctive style makes his work easily recognisable and highly sought after.

Fred Yates was born in Urmston a suburb of Manchester in July 1922. After a spell as an insurance clerk he served in the Grenadier Guards during the war and then returned to civvy street as a painter and decorator.

Fred began painting the rich industrial landscape of Manchester, capturing the city with humour and vitality. He signed up for a teacher training course in Bournemouth and in 1950 won a travelling scholarship to Rome and Florence.

By 1970 Yates was living and working in Cornwall. He painted almost exclusively outdoors – scenes of local village life, cliff top and beach scenes. Following the ‘St Ives’ exhibition at the Tate Gallery where his work was purchased by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yates forged his success. Cornwall provided boundless inspiration, but he also continued to paint scenes of Manchester.

In the early 1990’s Fred moved to France to a small village called Rancon in department 87, Haute-Vienne. Here, new scenes, colours and characters burst onto his canvases. He became a master of his fresh and lively, thick impasto scenes where he was known to paint direct from the tube, often using his fingers to apply the paint. A likeable character, Fred met and encouraged local artists and worked with British artists in the area. He collected houses like people collect postage stamps and each house was as individual as himself.

Yates died of a heart attack on returning to England in July 2008. He is buried in one of his favorite spots in Cornwall overlooking Saint Michael's mount.

 

These two exceptional works are available to view in the gallery now.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

Best Wishes

Claire Moore

GALLERY MANAGER

 

 

Fred Yates - Mousehole Street Scene Fred Yates - Along St Ives

5th January 2016

 

introducing a pair of rare original  seascapes by the world-renowned Italian artist

nicola f.crescimann0

(1845-1909)

 

Hello Everyone

These fine original oil paintings by the world-renowned Italian artist Nicola F. Crescimanno were recently acquired by the Gallery in Malta. 

Depicting the 'Gozo Boat' of Malta, it is hard to imagine a more tranquil and soul-satisfying sight than that of the Gozo Boat at sea on a clear summer's day when the Mediterranean is magnificiently serene, blue and seemingly infinite.

Gozo boats were traditionally painted in shades of green, blue, red and yellow, similar to the traditional Maltese boat the Luzza.  The Gozo Boat has the eye of Osiris painted or carved on the bow. Osiris was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration.   Dating back to Phoenician times, the pair of eyes were said to protect the fishermen while at sea.  

 

A Brief History of the Gozo Boat;

The Gozo boat evolved from the speronara (Maltese: xprunara), which was found all over the Mediterranean Sea. The oldest records of a transport link between Gozo and Malta date back to 1241, when the boat was known as a dgħajsa tal-mogħdija or tal-pass. By the 16th century, Gozo boats took the shape of a brigantine. In the 1880s, many Gozo boats changed their sail arrangements to a settee rig.

The boats were built at Kalkara in the Grand Harbour and carried both passengers and cargo between Gozo and Malta. 

 

Works Illustrated:

 

THE GOZO BOAT I
By Nicola F. Crescimanno
(1860-1890)
Original Oil on Canvas
35 x 25cm
Inscribed and Titled on the Mount


THE GOZO BOAT II
By Nicola F. Crescimanno
(1860-1890)
Original Oil on Canvas
35 x 25cm
Inscribed and Titled on the Mount

 

These finely-detailed, delightfully vibrant works are now available to view.

We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

 

Best Wishes

Claire Moore, BA(Hons)

gallery manager

Nicola F.Crescimanna - The Gozo Boat I Nicola F. Crescimanna - Gozo Boat II Claire with Nicola Crescimanna painting

 

 

6th December 2015

 

Hello Everyone

It is a rare opportunity to find a body of original work which instantly appeals not just for its aesthetic beauty but equally for the fascinating life that the artist has led;

 

INTRODUCING

THE RENOWNED RUSSIAN-FRENCH PAINTER

GREGOIRE MICHONZE

(1902-1982)
 



ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

"MY SUBJECTS HAVE NO SUBJECT. THEY EXIST ONLY FOR A POETIC END. IF THE POETRY IS THERE, THE CANVAS IS COMPLETE. NO HISTORIES. ONLY PURE POETRY, PREFERABLY UNTITLED."


ARTIST BIOGRAPHy

 

Grégoire Michonze , variant name Grégoire Michonznic, was born in 1902 in Kishinev, the Russian Empire (now the Republic of Moldova).

Michonze studied at a local art academy from 1919-1922 where, painting Russian icons, he learned to master the technique of painting with egg tempera. He continued his studies at the Academy of Painting in Bucharest and befriended the artist Victor Brauner. In 1922, after Bessarabia had become part of Romania, Michonze moved to Paris and met Max Ernst who later introduced him to the Surrealists, notably Paul Éluard, André Breton, André Masson and Yves Tanguy. Whilst furthering his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts, Michonze met and developed a strong friendship with the Jewish École de Paris artist Chaim Soutine.


Between the period 1934-1936, Michonze exhibited at the Salon des Sur indépendants. He described his work at these exhibitions as "Surreal naturalism". Michonze fought in the war and, after 1943, settled into a studio on Paris's Rue de Seine. He took up French citizenship in 1947, and in 1949, the French Fund for Modern Art acquired his now seminal canvas La moisson (The Harvest).


From 1954-1977, Michonze continued and perfected his life's work. He had extended stays in the United States where he spent time with his close friend, the American author Henry Miller. Michonze also travelled frequently to Israel where he exhibited, visited with his mother, and re-acquainted himself with his Jewish roots. He died of a heart attack in his studio at rue de Seine in Paris on December 29, 1982.


Known primarily as a landscape and figurative artist. A marked majority of his paintings include depictions of groups of people - families, villagers, peasants, children - and most works evince an allegory or narrative of some kind.


Works Illustrated:

PASAGE BLEU
BY GREGOIRE MICHONZE

Original Oil on Canvas
Signed and Dated '68'

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 8" x 10"
Price: £1,400



TABLEAU AU CHAT BLANC
BY GREGOIRE MICHONZE

Original Oil on Canvas
Signed

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 13" x 10"
Price: £1,600


LE VIEUX DESTINATEUR
BY GREGOIRE MICHONZE

Original Oil On Canvas
Signed

Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 13" x 8.70"
Price: £1,600


We look forward to seeing in the Gallery.


Best Wishes

Claire Moore, BA(Hons)

GALLERY Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregoire Michonze Gregoire Michonze - Tableaux Au Chat Blanc Gregoire Michonze - Le Vieux Destinateur

Harold Gresley (1892-1967):An exploration in watercolour

3rd October 2015

Hi Everyone,

We have recently acquired a beautiful collection of original artwork from acclaimed Derbyshire artist Harold Gresley (1892-1967) which I wanted to share with you.

Gresley’s work is filled with light which has been captured with a real delicacy of touch. His paintings are a wonderful example of the beautiful results which can be achieved with the tricky medium of watercolour. They are never overworked but are still filled with an incredible level of detail. Looking at these pieces, we can see a real master at work!

Gresley was born in Derbyshire and studied at the Derby School of Art. He was the son of Frank Gresley and grandson of James Stephen Gresley, both of whom were notable artists. He interrupted his studies when the First World War broke out, joining 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers. During the war he fought in the Balkans and in France. For his gallantry in France in late 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, a British award second only to the Victoria Cross.

After the war he continued his studies in Nottingham under Arthur Spooner, and became a teacher at Repton School. Though the Gresleys are principally known for their landscapes, Harold was a highly accomplished portrait painter too. He lived at Chellaston, near Derby until he died in 1967.

Some of his work is presented in Derby Museum and Art Gallery after 77 of his paintings were donated by art collector Alfred E. Goodey.

The full collection is available to view in the Gallery now so do pop in!

All the best,

Beth

 

 

Harold Gresley - A Derbyshire Cottage Harold Gresley - Feeding The Hens Harold Gresley - A Scene In The Lake District

Andrew macara:

capturing the coast

4th June 2015

Hello Everyone,

I am delighted to announce that we have just acquired a gorgeous new collection of original artwork from acclaimed contemporary artist Andrew Macara.

Andrew Macara studied contemporary modern British Art for a short
period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting amongst
the Cornwall Art Galleries but considers himself to be predominantly
a self taught artist. He was elected in 1984 to the New English Art Club.
Andrew Macara today has one of the most distinctive styles of present day
contemporary British Artists. He is now established as a very collectible
contemporary figurative artist and over the years his paintings have
proved to be a good British Art Investment.

Andrew Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings
from around the world, but his native Derbyshire continues to feature
in many paintings – particularly the Winter scenes. Other subjects with
strong demand are Andrew’s British seaside paintings. Recently he has
been exploring a new subject matter of reflections, involving a more
abstracted painting style.

The new collection comprises four beautiful coastal scenes all painted in Andrew's distinctive style. The work is filled with light, colour & movement - they really are stunning! They are certainly making me want to plan my summer holidays! Anyway, do let me know your thoughts! The collection is on display in the Gallery now so do pop in if you're passing.


All the best,
Bethan Greet (BA Hons)
Gallery Manager

Andrew Macara - Samos Andrew Macara - School Outing Andrew Macara - Smeatons Andrew Macara - The Beacon

"an exploration in colour" - nael hanna

 

Hi Everyone,

I am delighted to announce that we have just received a stunning new collection of work from aclaimed Sottich artist Nael Hanna. "An Exploration In Colour" is very varied. Many of the pieces depict the wild coastal landscape of Scotland, in particular the East coast where Nael is based. However, he has also been inspired by his travels around the world & several paintings capture these travels, in particular Venice which has been a great inspiration to Nael. He has also painted some beautiful still lifes in his unique style.

Nael’s work is instantly recognisable & distinctive with rich texture and a unique colour palate. It feels so fresh & modern to me whilst still being firmly rooted in art history. The atmosphere he captures in each piece is truly incredible – the heavily textured brushwork & use of colour is just stunning!

The new collection is available to view in the Gallery now so do pop in if you're passing! A selection of Nael's work can be seen on the right here. From top to bottom we have:

"East Neuk" - oil on canvas (20"x30") - £3,500

"Fishermen At West Haven" - oil on board (12"x12") - £1,400

"Over The Bridge Venice" - oil on canvas (20"x30") - £3,500

Nael Hanna - East Neuk Nael Hanna - Fishermen At West Haven Nael Hanna - Over the Bridge Venice

the fletcher gate art gallery presents: Rebecca Morledge

I am delighted to announce that we have just received a gorgeous collection of original artwork from Derbyshire based artist Rebecca Morledge. Rebecca's unusual pieces feature local scenes & sea scapes painted with a distinctive "birds-eye view" perspective. I love Rebecca's work so I am pleased that she has joined us at the Gallery.

Rebecca graduated with a degree in illustration in 2005. She has always loved children’s books and that along with a love of painting buildings lead her to create her first ‘birds eye’ painting with a view over Derby. Since then Rebecca has continued to work in this distinctive & instantly recognisable style, creating paintings of real and imagined places.

Rebecca's work has been bought by private collectors and has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions. She is fascinated by people and landscapes. As Rebecca says "I like to not only make people see places they know in a new light but also the people around them. Every time that I walk through a street, there is something interesting and different."

Rebecca's work is extremely time consuming and complex to create. They are created in three separate stages, firstly planning and sketching the layout, then painting and finally using a dip pen and ink to add the fine details. Rebeccas hopes that people will get the same joy from looking at her paintings as she gets from making them!

A selection of her work can be seen on the right here as follows:

- "Along The Front Filey" - Signed Original Watercolour, 16"x19.5" - £795

- "The Castle Nottingham" - Signed Original Watercolour, 6.75" x 4.75" - £120

- "Ye Olde Trip Nottingham" - Signed Original Watercolour, 6.75"x4.75" - £120

Rebecca Morledge - Castle Rebecca Morlegde - Ye Olde Trip

The Venetian Collection - Gerald Green

I am excited to announce that we have just acquired a collection of beautiful new original pieces from acclaimed artist Gerald Green. Gerald's latest collection of work is focused on surely one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Venice. The paintings are filled with light & Gerald's use of soft colour & deft brushwork perfectly capture the feel of the city.

Born in 1947, Gerald Green gave up a career as an Architect in 1987 to become a full time artist & illustrator, & soon gained a reputation as one of the UK's leading architectural Illustrators, with several major national and international companies among his many clients. Now devoting himself entirely to painting, his work has been shown in numerous public and private galleries, together with various Society Shows at the Mall Galleries, London. He has won prizes in national Arts competitions, including The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition & The Laing & Not the Turner Prize exhibitions. A regular contributor to The Artist and International Artist Magazines, his work has been featured in eight books & his latest 'The Artists Essential Guide to Watercolour' was published in Spring 2008.

A selection of work from the stunning Venetian Collection can be seen here. Firstly "Sightseers in the Campo dei Frari, Venice" (signed original oil on board, 11.75" x 16.5" - £895). This is a classic Venetian scene - just lovely! Next, my personal favourite "Rio de la Panada, Venice" (signed original oil on board, 16" x 16" - £1,200). I love the flash of yellow on the boats in this piece & the way your eye is cleverly led along the canal - what is round the bend I wonder? Below this is a gorgeous early morning scene "Sunrise Over the Salute, Venice" (signed original oil on board, 11.75" x 16.5" - £895). Rather lovely indeed!

In 'The Venetian Collection' Gerald Green has perfectly captured the feel of this magical, romantic city. Venice is one of my favourite places in the world so I find all of these new paintings very appealing! What do you think? The collection is available to view in the gallery now so do pop in if you're passing!
Gerald Green - Sightseers In The Campo dei Frari Gerald Green - Rio de la Panada Gerald Green - Sunrise over the salute

the fletcher gate art gallery are proud to present an extensive collection of work by Simeon Stafford! (1956)

We have a large portfolio of stunning originals by Simeon stafford and we have decided to hold a comprehensive exhibition of the artists work in our newly opened basement gallery.
Widely regarded as one of the country's leading living artists, Stafford's unusual, vibrant style has been consistantly popular with our customers.
 
Stafford was born in Duckinfield in 1956. As a young artist, Stafford's landscapes were similar to the gritty northern landscape of L.S.Lowry and other English northern artists. Indeed, at the age of 14 Stafford was introduced to L.S Lowry after winning the Robert Owen Award for Art and the Manchester News Portrait Award. Lowry became a family friend and remains a constant source of inspiration to the artist. From 1972 Simeon studied at Hyde College and in 1974 became a professional artist. When Simeon later moved to Cornwall in 1996, the influence of his northern roots fused with the magnetism of West Penwith to create an expressionism within his work which is both powerful and alluring. 

Not concerned with angst and soul searching, in his own words "there is enough of that in the world of news today", Stafford reflects a world full of incident and accident, with splashes of vibrant colour and amusing compositions.
 
The exhibition gives a brilliant overview of Simeon's work so come and immerse your self in his bright, brilliant, cheerful pieces! 
Simeon Stafford exhibition 1 Simeon Stafford exhibition 2

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