G T A presents a Solo Exhibition with Nottingham artist Jane Thomson

G T A presents a Solo Exhibition with Nottingham artist Jane Thomson

‘In Anticipation of me knowing you’ by Jane Thomson

Spend time with Jane’s paintings; on the surface they are beautiful and intricate, but like the layers they are made from, there is so much depth to these works. Figurative art exposes and address the concept of beauty. How we are perceived and how we perceive others.

Jane’s use of ink, pencil and pastel is delicate. Perfect medium for the female form. She then interlinks imagery with layers of acetate, paper and printed thoughts either from photographic text or her own poetry.

We invite you to come and meet the artist. Private View, Artist Appearance Saturday 18th April 2pm until 5pm. Be the first to witness this breath taking collection and speak to Jane regarding ideas and inspiration.

Contact : george@georgethorntonart.com for details

That Moment

Exhibition : Nottingham artist Jane Thomson Solo Show

Upcoming Exhibition: Artist Appearance with
Jane Thomson.

Showcasing works which investigate the female form.

Saturday 18th April until Friday 24th April.

 Unseen Folds

‘Unseen Folds’

Its taken a long time preparing for this show, however we’re finally here and we are just so pleased to announce that the extraordinarily popular Jane Thomson will be joining us in the gallery Saturday 18th April, between 2pm and 5pm. This is an amazing opportunity to come and meet this fabulous artist!

 If you would love to be one of the first to witness this breath taking collection do contact the gallery – 01159 243 555

Opening Reception: Saturday 18th April : Meet the artist 2pm – 5pm, RSVP
Exhibition: Saturday 18th April until 24th April

I will post an electronic brochure (to this wordpress page) for the exhibition a few days prior to the reception. If are unable to attend but interested in original work please e-mail: george@georgethorntonart.com

She is herself, sunrise to sunset

‘She is Herself, Sunrise to Sunset’

The Wildlife Art of Katy Jade Dobson

The work of Katy Jade Dobson. Always outstanding! Worth reblogging… although most pieces have sold out… Do contact the gallery for info – 01159243555

GEORGE THORNTON ART

Mother and Baby“Mother and Baby”

This young artist, based in Lincoln, (UK) demonstrates her love and understanding of her medium in her ethereal, colour rich paintings of wildlife. Inspired by the work of French artist Odilon Redon, Dobson brings a lavish quality to the animals that she depicts on canvas. Brush strokes, scratches and the sheer exuberance of the laying on of paint make her exciting representations of noble beasts a pleasure to behold. But given the popularity of animals as subject matter, evidenced in the success of David Shepherd’s work over the years, is Dobson’s work the 21st century’s answer to wildlife painting?

By way of comparison, David Shepherd’s work ‘Ahmed’

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and Katy Jade Dobson’s work ‘His Majesty’

His Majesty - Copy

both show a bull elephant in his pride, fully alert and looking frankly magnificent. But how does our response to the different way these beasts are shown evidence a shift in taste in…

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Who the hell is JJ Adams?

After a week of what can only be described as ‘retail mayhem’ we take a look at the artist in question.

Mr JJ Adams: a quiet unassuming provocateur of the contemporary art form. Before we take a look at a body of work based predominantly on 80’s film and TV culture that was released this week, let’s speculate as to why JJ Adams is taking the art world by storm. One might suggest his ideas are current and mainstream and thus are reticent within British subcultures, however I believe the work has a much deeper underlying agenda. Pausing for thought, each signed limited edition crafted with intent, showcases JJ’s ability to fill with content. Attention to detail and subtle imagery add a narrative to each piece. JJ builds upon these images with an enthusiastic colour contrast and at times a controversial story unravels whether it be linked to intricate tattoo designs, pop art or pulp and movie culture.

For example the piece ‘Game Paused’. Such a clever work of art. JJ has included many elements to this piece, notably characters of various video games but take your time to notice intricate detail such as the score. Quote ‘World 91 – 1’ or 9/11 if you will. JJ’s ability to make something appear simple when actually is thought provoking, compounds the fact as to why his popularity has exploded.

Game Paused - 20x30

Game Paused : Signed limited edition of just 95 copies. Price £495.

Now it’s fair to say I’m a fan of this artist, but let’s look at the maths. After all the facts don’t lie. JJ released his new collection at midday Saturday 28th March and was met with hysteria! I don’t think anyone was expecting what was about to happen as people gathered outside galleries, braving the cold weather, trying to be one of the first to witness this new collection. As soon as the gallery doors opened we realised the entire collection was completely sold out via Wishbone Publishing, purchased by affiliation galleries. Retail sales amounted to a staggering £1.2 million within the hour with originals flying off the walls at an average price of £15,000. Complete editions of prints such as ‘Time Traveller’ and ‘Droids Playing Poker’ sold within seconds of release leaving galleries to deal with the aftermath. Somewhat akin to one of JJ’s pieces there was certainly a lot of hype and excitement surrounding this collection. A notion that has developed not from marketing or gallery salesmanship but that of word of mouth. Probably the most powerful marketing tool but also one that declares JJ as the artist to invest in!

So what makes JJ so special? Evidentially his style has gripped the nation, but what I find fascinating is that as he continues to immerse himself within the art, his popularity grows and grows. This is certainly the mark of a fine artist. In the same vein as street artist Banksy, he shunned the lime light and where other street artists embraced their patrons Banksy remained anonymous. It was down to Banksy’s sheer artistic ability that hit the headlines. The old saying of letting the art do the talking is obviously paramount here and echoes forth with regards to the simply staggering affect JJ has had upon the art market this week.

Twiggy II Tattoo 24x30

Full Metal Twiggy : Signed limited edition, £495 (No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of £49.50)

Unhappy Meal 24x30

Warmongers : Signed limited edition silkscreen, £495 (No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of £49.50)

Come and visit the gallery or view the work on line – 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – Tel: 01159 243 555