Bravo Anna Harley

Well done to Anna Harley for selling over 20 prints at the Affordable art fair in Hampstead! It seems her series on trees is a particularly popular subject matter for the residents of Hampstead, plus they are absolutely beautiful screen prints of course, with subtle tones and a few soft metallics thrown in. We just love them - I think we need a re-stock!

MoonShadow and Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

MoonShadow and Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

Anna also has Moon Shadow in the Victoria Gallery in Bath currently as part of the Bath Society of Artists group exhibition. On view until July 15th

Sold artworks

Here a just a few samples of artworks which found lovely new homes after selling at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. Well done to all the artists at Gallery & Barrow for providing such gorgeous and unique works of art. Lots of very happy new customers!

Girl with Butterflies by Clare Cutts

Girl with Butterflies by Clare Cutts

Sweetpea by Clare Cutts

Sweetpea by Clare Cutts

Silver Birches by Anna Harley

Silver Birches by Anna Harley

MoonShadow by Anna Harley

MoonShadow by Anna Harley

A Dream I Once Lived In by Patrick Haemmerlein

A Dream I Once Lived In by Patrick Haemmerlein

Buffalo Fun (on elephant dung paper) by Alexandra Spyratos

Buffalo Fun (on elephant dung paper) by Alexandra Spyratos

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

Beautiful Dreamer by Patrick Haemmerlein

Beautiful Dreamer by Patrick Haemmerlein

Fig 29 with Butterflies & Blossom by Clare Cutts

Fig 29 with Butterflies & Blossom by Clare Cutts

Creation III by Anna Harley

Creation III by Anna Harley

Gallery in Bath opening soon!

Gallery & Barrow are about to open in Bath UK! Our address will be 118A Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BG. We are opposite The Bell pub!

Well after 3 months of renovation and hard work, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel! The original shop has been split into two and we are taking one half of it - number 118A. We have sanded back the floors, added in new track lighting and picture rails, repainted and installed a kitchenette into the basement amongst other things.  

The new artwork is being delivered as we speak and we’re starting to hang for the first time.  We have yet to paint the exterior and to add the name of the shop.  Here are some work-in-progress photos. We should be open in just over a week, so please do come and visit us soon!

Studio Visits: Artist Anna Harley

It’s always a joy to go on a studio visit to see where an artist works and all their prints in one place. This week Screen Printer Anna Harley opened her studio doors and inside was an Aladin’s cave of fabulously ordered screen prints. Having seen work online it’s sometimes a wonderful surprise when artwork in the flesh looks even more breath-taking

Anna Harley screen print

Anna Harley screen print

Anna Harley graduated from UWE with a Masters Degree in Printmaking, specialising in Screen print, and is now an active member of Spike print studio in Bristol. Anna uses a combination of drawing, digital photography and objects directly exposed on the screen, to create the individual layers in the prints

Mendip Hinds by Anna Harley

Mendip Hinds by Anna Harley

While so many screen printers are tempted to use bold, bright colours, we love the muted tones of Anna’s work. Anna’s talent combines fine art and design and is a happy crossover between the two.  Anna recently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Mall Gallery in London, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (AKI), Enschede, Holland and The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. It’s really worth viewing these in the flesh though, to get the full appreciation of the subtleties in the work. Come find us at the Hampstead art fair in May or in the Bath gallery space in April (details coming soon!)

Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

Cityscapes and dreaming spires... the works of Chitra Merchant

Chitra Merchant’s work is strongly influenced by Indian culture and many of the Temple series feature dreaming spires of dilapidated temples situated in front of a large glorious sun where you can almost feel the heat beating down on the vista, or in the foothills of distant evocative mountains.  They have a dreamy quality to them, evoking wistful travels.

Shores 3: Screen print by Chitra Merchant

Shores 3: Screen print by Chitra Merchant

Chitra specialises in screen printing and etching which she teaches at the infamous Spike Island Studios in Bristol, UK. Lately Chitra has been working on a new series called Hinterland, which delves into derelict and overlooked urban spaces, creating her own “temples” from these wasteland areas. Chitra’s illustrative drawing techniques are the starting point from which these temples transform into etchings or screen prints

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Screen print Targett

We’re delighted that Sarah Targett has joined our roster.  Sarah is a screen print whiz kid and works full time as an Artist and screen print dynamo at Marshfield Screen Print Studios.  Sarah studied fine art at Falmouth School of Arts in Cornwall. Living in the countryside around Bath, her beautiful illustrations often depict nature she see’s around her, particularly birds, and often her designs convey a sense of humour and cheekiness.  

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

The Sandwich Thief by Sarah Targett

The Sandwich Thief by Sarah Targett

The process of screen printing is a labour-intensive and slow technique. First the image is designed or hand-drawn before being embedded onto a mesh by shining a UV light onto a light-sensitive emulsion. This hardens the image onto the mesh and the rest of the emulsion is washed away. Paint colours are then pulled through the mesh in different layers, one colour at a time. It’s a messy and intense job but well worth the fun and we just love these limited editions and can’t wait to see more