Unique Art Gifts

Christmas is always a lovely season to be in the gallery, with plenty of visitors coming to have a browse. Giving art as a gift is such a special thing to do. At the moment there is a lovely variety of artists and styles which make unique presents. Here are just a few which have found new homes this month:

Wishing by Jos Haigh

Wishing by Jos Haigh

Lovebirds by Eloise Hall

Lovebirds by Eloise Hall

Cyclist by Rennie Pilgrem

Cyclist by Rennie Pilgrem

Blue Moon by Anna Harley

Blue Moon by Anna Harley

Prunus Serrulata by Robert Pereira Hind

Prunus Serrulata by Robert Pereira Hind

Willow by Anna Harley

Willow by Anna Harley

Morning Light by Clare Cutts

Morning Light by Clare Cutts

Don’t forget we also have plenty of gift items such as candles, vases, diffusers, birchwood trays, lanterns and notepads, all with special designs. Swing by the gallery soon to buy your perfect gift

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Art Fairs 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I thought I’d mention a few of our favourite images from the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Bristol this year.  2016 saw a real increase in contemporary mixed-media art at the Bristol show this year compared to last year,  and the Battersea show was incredible as usual, with really inspiring works of art. Here are a few faves:

Andrew Millar @ Smithson Gallery

Andrew Millar @ Smithson Gallery

Henrik Simonsen @ Olivia Connelly

Henrik Simonsen @ Olivia Connelly

Carl Melegari @ Edgar Modern

Carl Melegari @ Edgar Modern

Linda Franklin @ The Art Salon

Linda Franklin @ The Art Salon

Dan Parry jones @ Gala Fine Art

Dan Parry jones @ Gala Fine Art

Gareth Edwards @ Ren Fine Art

Gareth Edwards @ Ren Fine Art

Matthew Spencer @ Degree Art

Matthew Spencer @ Degree Art

Mark Powell @ Degree Art

Mark Powell @ Degree Art

Clare Cutts @ Smithson

Clare Cutts @ Smithson

Hopefully we’ll see you at the 2017 shows, so look out for us!

Bringing collectors and artists together

It’s a joy when a collector is searching for a piece of art and an artist is looking to sell and the two click like a jigsaw puzzle falling into place. That’s exactly what happened recently when a collector friend of mine asked me to help her source a piece of art for her flat in Los Angeles. Having become familiar with the LA art scene while living there for 6 years, I was instantly able to make a few suggestions.  My friend loved the work of established artist, Emma Ferreira, who I suggested, and we trotted off to meet Emma at her studio

Although born in England, Emma Ferreira now lives in LA . Her work received much attention recently, when it was auctioned at Christie's Beverly Hills. It continues to be sold to private estates, corporate collections, and galleries throughout the world. http://www.emmaferreira.com

My Collector friend chose this gorgeous mixed media photographic piece to hang in her flat

Black Velvet by Emma Ferreira

Black Velvet by Emma Ferreira

Since moving to New York recently, the piece of art now sits, pride of place in the NY apartment. It’s so wonderful when collaborations like this just fall into place