Harry Bunce, Suave Woodland Animals (new artist)

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What comes to mind when you think of British woodland areas, The Animals of Farthing Wood, The Tales of Peter Rabbit, The Wind in the Willows? New artist Harry Bunce takes inspiration from our favourite creatures and gives them a modern twist.

Originally from Hampshire, Harry moved to Bristol to study and has hung around Somerset ever since; unfashionably honest he quotes Hockney, George Herriman and Beatrix Potter as influences.

His cast of cool, un-knowable, vaguely sinister anthropomorphic animals rest deep in our consciousness at a time when the only animals many of us see are urban foxes scrounging through bins.

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‘Love in the Air’ Limited Edition on paper (framed) Edition of 33

By reclaiming these icons and reinventing them, Harry’s work breathes new life into old friends and makes us regard them with fresh eyes. Cute? Maybe, but they’re rarely cuddly: he has badgers carrying shotguns, red-jacketed foxes, anarchist hares and squirrels touting what look suspiciously like Walther PPKs.

The gallery is currently stocking four of Bunce’s Signed Limited Edition Prints – ‘Faith’, ‘Charity’, ‘Hope’ and ‘Love in the Air (London)’ that perfectly capture his wayward characters, each telling their own tale.

His works have been described variously as ‘Bucolic Street Art’ and ‘Potter meets Tarantino’ – a reclusive country cousin of the Bristol art scene..? Not really – Harry is hard to pigeon-hole, he lets his characters do the talking…

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‘Charity’ Limited Edition on paper (framed) Edition of 45

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‘Hope’ Limited Edition on paper (framed) Edition of 45

George Thornton Art

Unit 12A, Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN
Tel – 01159243555 : E.Mail – george@georgethorntonart.com

JJ Adams; New collection!

JJ Adams; Worldwide phenomenal artist emerges with astonishing  new pieces!

His early work was ephemeral, overturning preconceptions about the status of  ‘Art’ whilst addressing political, social change crossed with pulp fiction and modern society.  In shockingly simple, visceral performances, he shook the conventional art world and took the new art form to as-yet unparalleled extremes. With this new collection he pushes yet more boundaries engaging collectors with breath taking effects!

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Exterminate : Darlek X – Ray

Signed limited edition to just 45 copies

Presented within a large card mount and ornate black frame.

Priced at £945 (Own Art available, no deposit followed by 10 monthly instalments of £94.50)

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Great Scott : Delorean X – Ray

Signed limited edition to just 45 copies

Presented within a large card mount and ornate black frame.

Priced at £1,020 (Own Art available, no deposit followed by 10 monthly instalments of £102.00)

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Clarke : Superman X – Ray

Signed limited edition to just 45 copies

Presented within a large card mount and ornate black frame.

Priced at £945 (Own Art available, no deposit followed by 10 monthly instalments of £94.50)

To view the complete collection join us online or speak to a member of the gallery for further information

Tel – 01159 243 555

E:mail – george@georgethorntonart.com

George Thornton Art : 12A Flying Horse Walk : Nottingham : NG1 2HN

Splash of Colour! Welcome new work by Katy Jade Dobson.

Wildlife….

The natural world is so full of wonder and we can all tell tales of times we have been surprised, awed and inspired by its power. This week we discovered the winner of this year’s National History Museum Photography of the Year competition ‘A tale of two foxes’ captured by Don Gutoski.

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Gutoski’s entry beat competition from 42,000 other entries from around the world, including images taken of a Bryde’s whale and a newt on the surface of a stream. The natural world is prime fodder for artistic inspiration and many artists see recreating these scenes as a challenge worth taking on.

Vibrant and talented Katy Jade Dobson is just one such artist. Using a palette of vivid colours and a subtle technique to apply oil onto board, beautifully capturing the movement and energy of her wildlife scenes.

Dobson has recently presented the gallery with three new pieces capturing the the graceful interactions between animals of the same species. Set to a mono tone background, Dobsons colourful creations jump at their audience and present a majestic dance between the animals. These signed limited editions pick out the traits of well known animals such as the graceful movement of a smack of jellyfish or the hectic movement of a charm of hummingbirds, and translate their presence onto our walls.

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‘Flutter’ by Katy Jade Dobson

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‘Hummingbirds’ by Katy Jade Dobson

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‘Bloom’ by Katy Jade Dobson

Katy’s minimalistic, semi-abstract forms depict both movement and emotion of a captured moment.

For the chance to experience the work first hand do visit the gallery or contact us for more information
01159 243 555

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

Getting it Right: The Glory of the Great British Art Fair #Battersea (21st – 25th October)

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You may know that the UK art fair season is well under way and the gallery has been on its annual tour of the country.

Now just weeks away from presenting at arguably the UK’s largest art fair we wanted to celebrate the Great British Art Fair and celebrate their success.

Battersea, Affordable Art Fair now in its 16th year is expecting to attract over 25,000 visitors whilst presenting the works of over 1000 different artists from around 110 international galleries.

The success of Battersea is down to a careful selection of independent galleries, the artists they bring and a strong reputation for being one of the UK’s best destinations for fine, affordable art.

Just what drives so many art lovers to converge on this fair is hard to say, but choice certainly plays its role. No matter what space you are trying to fill or what style you are opting for, you are almost certain to find something that meets your needs. Facts speak for themselves and with over 310,000 visitors and over £57,000,000 worth of art sales, it’s no wonder that Affordable Art Fair Battersea has notoriety world wide as the place to purchase art.

They are also great places from where people can draw inspiration and discover a flavour for new tastes, in my experiences a lot of customers coming to my stand are doing so with an open mind and seeking out something new.

For me these fairs present a fantastic opportunity for all those involved – artists, gallery owners and most importantly collectors and first time buyers.

This will be the third time George Thornton Art will have had the great pleasure at presenting in Battersea, alongside gallery staple artists such as Russell Hatton and Alicia Dubnyckyj we will also be taking newly signed artist Sarah Pope for whom the fair will be an amazing stage on which to build awareness for her artistic talent.

The fair is running from 21 – 25 October at the Battersea Park in London. It’s always great to see a friendly face and it’s a perfect opportunity for you to discover something new. So why not come along?

The gallery has a number of complimentary tickets through the Battersea Art Fair Ticket Shop by inputting the following code: THORNTONPV. For all further information do contact the gallery 01159243555 / george@georgethorntonart.com

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‘Temptation’ by Sara Pope

Original Artwork: Oil on Board, framed in a slim black frame.

George Thornton Art – 12A Flying Horse walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – 01159243555

NEW COLLECTION OF WORKS BY ALICIA DUBNYCYKJ Exhibition – 12th until 16th September at our Nottingham Gallery

With just a day to go until a captivating exhibition by urban landscape artist Alicia Dubnycykj goes on show we wanted to give a sneak peek and invite you along to a very special artist preview tomorrow from 1pm – 4pm.

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Chrysler New York

The exhibition will display works from Dubnycykj’s new collection, which sees the artist move away from using straight lines, and see her recreation of familiar skylines take on an more abstract feel.

Created by applying gloss paint onto wood Dubnycykj’s work gives viewers the chance to investigate the abiding presence of the urban environment and appreciate the colour, vibrancy and energy of these urban scenes.

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Mid-town Manhattan

Formed from manipulated photography her work is archetypal of modern impressionism and has earnt her paintings a proud place in the private collections of many, including the Princess of Kuwait.

Extensively reviewed in the British Press including the Independents ‘Top 5 Artists to invest’, ‘Who to invest in Art’ in Esquire Magazine, Fused Magazine and the cover feature of City Living.

Dubnycykj will be in the gallery tomorrow 1pm – 4pm to answer your questions and talk in depth about her work. The exhibition will run until Wednesday 16th September.

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London Central

If you have any enquiries about Dubnycykj’s work please do get in touch by emailing george@georgethorntonart.com or calling the gallery on 0115 924 3555.

George Thornton Art : 12A, Flying Horse Walk : Nottingham : NG1 2HN

WISHBONE PUBLISHING: AN UNEXPECTED PARTNERSHIP

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THOSE who know my gallery know that my founding principles were based around providing good quality, affordable, contemporary and most importantly, original art.

It may then have come as a surprise to my clients when I began introducing limited edition prints into the gallery about six months ago. The ethos of delivering something unique remains at the heart of my business and the introduction of prints builds on that, making the art I support just that bit more accessible through the medium of prints.

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‘Stitched Up’ by Mark Davies

My past experience with publishing houses hasn’t always been ideal and I was wary about buying from them for various business reasons. Around a year ago though, I had the pleasure of meeting Glenn Hardman, managing director of Wishbone Publishing.

I discovered that Wishbone, a small and independent publishing house, offered something different to the larger players in the industry. In this sense we were one of a kind, two small independents fighting to find our place in a world now saturated by large established corporations with a global unthinking mentality.

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‘Carniverous’ by Katy Jade Dobson

Glenn was keen to show me that the prints he offered were something different and something that could work in a gallery like mine. He was right.  After much soul searching I took a chance and began to stock a select number of prints sourced from Wishbone.

Importantly Wishbone only produces small editions of its prints, ranging from a run of 25 up to 195 and only once for each work of art. A considerable difference to an industry average of around 495. This makes their runs more exclusive and more appealing to customers who are seeking something unique.

Six months on and the prints provided have proved to be a hit in the gallery and additionally have attracted a range of new clients for me from across the UK.

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‘Opulent Peacocks’ by Katy Jade Dobson

Wishbone Publishing has some amazing artists signed with them. Having only set up in May 2013 they have come a long way and are an excellent example of how to do good business in the art industry.

Wishbone attracts up and coming artists and brings new talent onto the market – concepts that I wholeheartedly support. Their mission is simply to attract the best talent, but they want to nurture their artists’ talent and watch them grow, exactly the way I feel about my own artists.

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‘Bold and Beautiful’ by Dean Fox

JJ Adams is one of Wishbone’s major success stories. His Spring collection, some of which I have acquired from Wishbone for the George Thornton Art Gallery, sold in excess of £1.3 million in retail sales on the first day of release. An amazing result for a small independent.

Wishbone has some great artists aboard, and a brilliant team working behind it. I’m looking forward to my continuing relationship with them and can’t wait to see what the future has to offer for us both.

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‘Warmongers’ by JJ Adams

George Thornton Art

Unit 12A, Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

01159 243 555

www.georgethorntonart.com

Highlighting the work of rising star Darren Fraser

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Heart and Soul – Original Oil on Canvas

Darren has said in his work he tries to explore different aspects of the human condition. He is fascinated by the nature of personality and individuality.  He looks for and explores this in all his works – of strangers, people in disguise, clowns and even apes.

While Darren’s work is characterized by drama, humour and the study of relationships, it is the affection and humanity with which he captures and presents his subjects that gives his work such a personal feel and which pulls in and engages the viewer.

His work shows a strong feeling for light and shade.  Simplified surfaces and exaggerated forms as well as the intensified highlights, render masses dramatic and mysterious.  Often sparse, but always deft, his use of colour is insightful and uplifting, giving his subjects a glow of individuality.  These qualities, along with his bold graphic lines and directional impulses modelled with subtle nuanced gestures keeps his work fresh and alive.

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Time Out – Oil on Canvas

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Ta – Da! – Oil on Canvas

Moving forward the gallery will be representing this artist. We’re incredibly proud! To register interest do contact the gallery – 01159 243 555 – george@georgethorntonart.com

George Thornton Art – 12A Flying Horse Walk – Nottingham – NG1 2HN