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


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)


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


‘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