Artists

Artists Media Explained

Artists Media Explained

We are often asked to explain the difference between the various media our artists use.In this blog, I will hope to...
Claire White and Sheryl Buxton's School Project

Claire White and Sheryl Buxton's School Project

Here at www.artgallery.co.uk we know that teachers often use this website to introduce their students to the amazing range of art...
Autumnal Art - Capturing the Colours of the Season

Autumnal Art - Capturing the Colours of the Season

The great British weather. Totally unpredictable and a topic of conversation that never gets boring! One thing you can be sure...
How to Read a Portrait

How to Read a Portrait

Portraits can say so much with so little. Portraiture requires a very high level of skill and it's an amazing form...
How to Hang Pop Art

How to Hang Pop Art

Who doesn’t love pop art?! It’s fun, it’s loud, it’s colourful and gets noticed. It’s from an art movement that’s over...
Spotlight on: Sally Lancaster

Spotlight on: Sally Lancaster

Sally Lancaster is a Devon-based artist who specialises in figurative art. She is largely self-taught, and her paintings focus on movement...
Creepy Halloween Art from ArtGallery

Creepy Halloween Art from ArtGallery

Halloween and art goes hand-in-hand from making decorations to face painting. Whether you're spooked by Francis Bacon or terrified of William...
From Palette to Painting - Dani Bergson

From Palette to Painting - Dani Bergson

Some ideas come at the most inappropriate times and I have to jot them down while they’re fresh. I always have...
Ery Burns - Special Promotion

Ery Burns - Special Promotion

There was excitement in the gallery this Friday as up-and-coming artist Ery Burns was being filmed for a new special promotion...
Stephen Williams - Creating Art with the iPad

Stephen Williams - Creating Art with the iPad

On my retirement from parish ministry the move from a vicarage to a smaller house meant that space was limited for...
Easter Eggs in Famous Art

Easter Eggs in Famous Art

This is for everyone who has been told to "stand back please" when examining a piece of art. This month we...
Artists Inspired By Mothers

Artists Inspired By Mothers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (26th March – put it in your diary!). Today we look at mothers who...

Artist Linda Miles Discusses Creating Art

Hi I’m Linda. I am an artist because I flit from one idea to another... and the ideas take over my actions and I must run with them and let them happen. It you’ve ever asked ‘is this art?’ or thought ‘that’s not art’ or asked ‘what is art?’ then my answer is... it is somebody’s idea... and they have followed it... made it... then its...
Artist Jan Peters Describes Her Reverse Paintings

Artist Jan Peters Describes Her Reverse Paintings

One hot summer’s day, a few years ago I lay on the lawn looking my oil painting of lilies on canvas...

Artist Sarah Waite Talks About The Artists' Prints

Buying art online has revolutionised traditional markets, making it possible for buyers to view work that otherwise might be hung on a gallery wall hundreds of miles away, attracting a limited and often ‘local’ audience. It does however limit the questions that a buyer can ask about how the work is created, especially when artists are using mediums that the buyer may not be familiar with...
Why Do We Draw Hearts In The Famous Shape?

Why Do We Draw Hearts In The Famous Shape?

Kaleidoscope Butterfly Heart Picture by Sara Lawson The heart shape is a world-recognised symbol of love, romance and conversely sacrifice.  It...
Capturing The Beauty Of The Rain In Art

Capturing The Beauty Of The Rain In Art

From 'Purple Rain' to impressionism, this month we take a look at how art celebrates the beauty of some classic British...
Humph Hack's Love Of Buildings

Humph Hack's Love Of Buildings

When I was studying "A" level art, part of the course was the history of architecture. I had never really thought...

Celebrating Christmas Inspired by Victorians

Winter Dusts the Forest by Lucy Moore  Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year where we can enjoy all the traditions that come with celebrating the occasion. The Victorians were real pioneers of Christmas traditions and can also be credited with bringing back some old favourites, adding their own twists. Safe to say, our image of a classic family Christmas scene would not...
Movember Special: The Importance of a Moustache

Movember Special: The Importance of a Moustache

The moustache is a real statement whether its handlebar, pencil or cowboy. It also plays a key role as a statement...
Happy Birthday Picasso and Giacometti

Happy Birthday Picasso and Giacometti

October is a wonderful time for artists: leaves begin to turn red and gold, the light changes from a hot sun...
Inspirational Quotes by Famous Artists

Inspirational Quotes by Famous Artists

We love a good quote at ArtGallery – especially from an artist. Finding inspiration in the words of the creative masters...
How I Found my ‘Muse’ by Gill Bustamante

How I Found my ‘Muse’ by Gill Bustamante

I dedicate these ramblings to all those artists looking for their muse and all those art buyers who are helping artists to...

Photofusionism

An interview with Andrew Reid Wildman Photography of urban scenes draws me. I am attracted by its realism, its resonance with everyday life in all its shades. When I see a photograph of a rundown shop or a derelict building, it sets off a chorus of emotion in me; sadness, recognition, familiarity, nostalgia, mystery, danger even. However I need to be able to engage with the...
Father's Day Art on ArtGallery.co.uk

Father's Day Art on ArtGallery.co.uk

Father's Day Artwork on ArtGallery With Father's Day fast approaching, we've scoured our ArtGallery collection to put together a special blog...

How Shakespeare Helps Explain Art

In the lead up to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary we look at ways in which the Bard has so accurartely described how we feel about art. William Shakespeare by Mike Bagshaw "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it" - Hamlet, Act II Scene II   Romeo And Juliet, 2016 by  Dimitris Pavlopoulos Interpretation is one of art's best gifts. Part of the joy of looking...
Powerful Women In Art

Powerful Women In Art

This month we re-visit some of the most powerful women in the world of art. Judith slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi...
Shining A Spotlight On Sheryl Roberts

Shining A Spotlight On Sheryl Roberts

This week we shine the spotlight on bestselling artist, Sheryl Roberts. Reflecting the early morning light and catching the energy of...
Shining A Spotlight on Alexandra Grashion-Cowley

Shining A Spotlight on Alexandra Grashion-Cowley

Finding and painting an energy, whether it be from a vibrant figure or a decaying building, can produce fantastic works of...
Moving art for Remembrance Sunday 2015

Moving art for Remembrance Sunday 2015

After the breathtakingly beautiful poppy display by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper at the Tower of London last year, more art is...
The Story Behind The Most Expensive Painting Ever - Paul Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?'

The Story Behind The Most Expensive Painting Ever - Paul Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?'

Photo from: Wikipedia CommonsEverything has a price, especially seminal paintings it seems. Connected to this thought is the news that Paul...
12 of the Most Terrifying Paintings Ever Created

12 of the Most Terrifying Paintings Ever Created

Generally, when we think of art, we think of picturesque scenes of natural beauty, historic buildings, water lilies and charmingly bucolic...
Global Graffiti: 10 Top Cities for Urban Art

Global Graffiti: 10 Top Cities for Urban Art

Graffiti, or street art, has always been about revolution and rebellion, a visual statement and paint-based commentary about the political, social...
Incredible Pop Art Facts

Incredible Pop Art Facts

We're all familiar with the iconic images of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup cans and his multi-coloured screen prints of Marilyn Monroe...
Art and Money: A Rocky Relationship

Art and Money: A Rocky Relationship

Image by Alexandre Dulaunoy Art and money may go hand in hand but it can sometimes seem like an odd relationship...
Global Graffiti - A Guide to Street Art

Global Graffiti - A Guide to Street Art

When it comes to stirring up controversy and generating a spot of artistic discussion, there's nothing that gets the tongues wagging...
The Discovery of Nazi-Confiscated Artwork in Munich

The Discovery of Nazi-Confiscated Artwork in Munich

Historic Discovery The art world was recently sent into sent into a state of excitable apoplexy when a collection of 1,500...

Martin Rolt - The ONE Show

As an Artist, we are continually searching for the opportunity to display and exhibit (and maybe sell) the work of which we are most proud, in the anticipation that this will be the show that makes the difference. The show that sets us on the path to recognition and greater future success. Constantly searching for new openings. The galleries......the rejections. “Am I not good enough.......what are...
Life In Stillness - The Art Gallery, Tetbury

Life In Stillness - The Art Gallery, Tetbury

The Art Gallery, Tetbury is proud to showcase the superb artwork by Andrew McNeile Jones. Andrew’s paintings are of domestic interiors...
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