Day in Margate – Tracey Emin’s infamous “Bed”

The weather was cold and wet, not worth staying home for, so, little trip down Margate seem liked a good idea. The white angular Turner Contemporary, is a stark contrast to the historic Margate seafront and light years away from the Dreamland amusement park at the other end of the prom.

The Contemporary’s current exhibition, pairing Tracey Emin’s infamous “bed” with original Turner seascapes, seemed incongruous. Until you remember, Turner was as eccentric and controversial in his day, as Emin and the rest of the Young British Art movement were in the nineties.

On it’s own in the middle of the Gallery floor, Turners hung behind, “the bed” looked a little like something that had been dropped from the sky. Dirty underwear and rumpled sheets, empty bottles, cigarette stubs and condoms, yellowing a little and showing their twenty years of age.

It was like a story part told, the action stopped unfinished. Surprisingly, the Turners have the same quality, sea frozen, stopped as the waves crashed. Two moments in time, captured, centuries apart.

The end of the story came from Emin’s video narrative of the bed’s reconstruction, it brought humanity I had not previously seen. “The bed” was her chaotic world and it’s conception changed that world, catapulting her into the art world’s spotlight.


For Emin, twenty years on, she is voluntarily dry, celibate and non smoking. What ever you may think of it as art, it is possible that “the bed” saved at least one life.

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Antony Gormley’s “Standing Matter” (2010)

Standing Matter 2010

Antony Gormley’s ‘Standing Matter’ (2010) is a piece of human appreciation of the weight of mans’ imperfection faced with those perfect symmetrical blocks of his own creation. A human without angles and anonymous against colourless outlines speaks to the hopelessness of the human condition – relentless progress of the Lego block constructions of our weak and featureless imaginations against the molecular structure less shape of our existence. Exquisite.

‘Standing Matter’ is on display in the Gallery and available to purchase. Framed and certified with Gormley’s signature on the reverse.…/Antony-Gormley/Art-By

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk ~ Nottingham ~ NG1 2HN

Tel ; 01159243555



Bring your home to life! The Art of Ruth Mulvie.

The way Ruth Mulvie demonstrates her love and understanding of paint is refreshing! Inspired by Pierre Bonnard and perhaps the more commonly known Peter Doig, she brings a lavish quality to the sunset villas, wildlife and stylized people that she depicts on canvas. Brush strokes are clean, each plant and building are structured in such a way that mimic that quality of art nouveau.

Surrounded by exciting new cultures, experiences and environments, Ruth Mulvie uses her own photography, or images from magazine and published editorial contents to make a collage. After much time adjusting compositions she will then use this collage as reference to paint her canvases. At first glance they remind me of the work of David Hockney, however if you look closely there is more of an agenda to each painting. Filled with surreal connotations (wildlife wandering aimlessly by the poolside) Ruth adds inaccurate shadows and perspective to each painting giving the viewer a sense of dream like narrative with each painting.

Ruth now settled in Brighton is working with our gallery to showcase a range of limited editions and original work. Limited editions are modest in size and originals large and comforting of scale.  Real statement paintings to brighten up your home.

Below, please find the gallery preview to this collection. For further information contact us –



Signed limited edition to just 50 copies worldwide
The gallery has presented the work within a large off white mount and black modern frame
Framed price is £350

Work available via our Own Art scheme. Spread the payment over 10 months


39358 web res © jeanlucbrouard

Original Artwork : Oil on Box Canvas
W:47” x H:36” x D:2”

Work available via our Own Art scheme. Spread the payment over 10 months



Cheetahs in Ibiza

Signed limited edition to just 50 copies worldwide

The gallery has presented the work within a large off white mount and black modern frame
Framed price is £290

Work available via our Own Art scheme. Spread the payment over 10 months




Available as both an original work of art and signed limited edition print onto paper.

As always if you have questions, would like to discuss availability, possible commission ideas, do contact the Gallery –

New Art this February!

Window 2018

Time to fall in love with art… well its February after all… The month of Love. The Gallery is a wash with new art on display! Limited editions and originals. Find out more online or pop in and see whats on the agenda for the coming weeks.

View some of our featured works in this month.

We have some great pieces in the gallery and many more on line…

Reall, Really! Purple Haze

‘Really, Really’… (Purple Haze) by Courty
Neon, signed limited edition
(Edition of just 25 copies)
Presented within  a large card mount and black modern frame
Price £395


‘Pandering’ by Louise McNaught
Original Artwork : Mixed Media on Canvas
32″ sq and priced at £2,000
Spread the payment over 10 months with our Own Art Scheme


‘Exodus’ by Kieran Chrowder
Original Artwork : Mixed Media on Canvas
26″ sq and priced at £7,500
Spread the payment over 10 months with our Own Art Scheme


‘Jaws’ by Katy Jade Dobson
Signed Limited Edition on Paper

Price: £395 (framed)

Perfect piece for that Blue Planet lover!


‘Hybrid’ by Gareth Hayward

A photograph, made up from layers of feathers, with each feather being individually placed, a number of photos are then taken with no enhancement or enrichment of quality, Gareth then flips the image to create a butterfly-like image.

The work is then printed, this is an edition of just 5 copies.

We have presented the work with in a large, white box modern frame. This beautiful piece is priced at £950.

As always we have lots to talk about this month with new and exciting pieces arriving in the Gallery each week. You’ll always find something beautiful for your walls! Follow us on social media and for advice on interior design, style and contemporary trends do contact us.

George Thornton Art

{12A Flying Horse Walk} {Nottingham} {NG1 2HN} – Tel 01159243555

The Perfect Gift this Christmas

The lights are switched on and the Christmas Market is in town, it seems the festive season is fast approaching us. I’m not sure about you, but it feels like it has crept up out of nowhere.

This is the time that the search for gift inspiration starts, and to help I have put together a selection of pieces by our incredible body of fine, contemporary artists. Sure to make wonderful gifts this Christmas.

Please find included below all the details for your consideration.


Hybrid 4

‘Hybrid’ by Gareth Hayward

A C-Type Photographic Print (Edition of 5)

Framed Dimensions: 39″ x 39″

Price: £950 (framed)


What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas - £540

‘What Goes on in Las Vegas’ by JJ Adams

Signed Limited Edition (Framed)

Framed Dimensions: 41″ x 35″

Price: £540


still life pink egg cup

‘Pink Egg Cup’ – Still Life by Christopher Green

Original Artwork : Oil on Board

Dimensions: 32″ x 26″

Price: £2,650


‘Crush’ by Sara Pope

Original Oil on Board

Dimensions: 24″ x 31″

Price: £2,500


What Remains of Psychae Mini

‘What Remains of the Psyche’ by Louise McNaught

Original Artwork : Mixed Media onto Box Canvas

Dimensions: 28″ x 28″

Price: £2,000


If there is a piece included you wish to discuss please call the Gallery at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. All further works are on our website, we still offer free delivery or for the full impact of what we showcase do pop in to the Gallery.

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

Tel – 01159243555

Aerodynamic engineering crossed with animal and plant. Exciting new sculptures by Adam Warwick Hall


Herringkell MK1

We’d like to introduce you to our new artist, bronze practitioner, Adam Warwick Hall.

We’re really excited to have these pieces in the gallery! Exceptionally crafted with integrity and fine challenging details. There is so much depth to these works – they contemplate not only artifice, but also the natural versus the man-made.

Adam has an incredible understanding of the mechanics of birds and fish. With this knowledge he crafts a unique style, a mix of Aerodynamic, animal and plant.

Below, a modest preview of these gorgeous pieces.

Fork Tailed Devil - AWH

Fork Tailed Devil

An abstracted take on the P-38 lightning bomber.


Herringkell MK 2

Solid Bronze, edition of just 12 copies. All finished with a different colour patination and waxed for outside as well as inside settings.


Ground Effect

Fascinated by aircraft, animals and plants from an early age, Adam trained as a sculptor from 1989 to 1991. On graduating he immediately started work as a sculptor and model maker for the Film and TV industry at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios. He then progressed to specialist work with exhibition and aerospace companies creating one-off pieces, which other trades were not able to make due to their complex curves and diverse materials. In 2010, after 20 years of making all types of shapes and forms in a range of materials for a wide variety of people and companies, Adam set up his own studio near Bristol. Inspired by aerodynamic, organic and animal forms his work as an artist has always been a mixture of biology and mechanisation. Adam’s love of aerodynamic forms fuels his concepts; fusing mechanised structures with organic forms to create his pieces

The Gallery is showcasing furthers works in our studio. Come and see these fabulous pieces in the flesh!

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – Telephone : 01159243555

Nottingham : The taking of the Council House

Council House

  • Depictions of cities have been popular with both artist and audience for centuries. Virtually every movement in art has contained within it works that represent cities and arguably the iconography of these metropolises has been in no small part generated and reinforced by these representations. George Thornton Art would like to celebrate the city of Nottingham. Home to our gallery and in particular a very distinct building; The Council House. This beautiful high domed building stretches 200ft tall and is quintessentially a Nottingham landmark of the utmost distinction and can be seen from miles around. As infrastructure and modernization develops this building hasn’t changed and still is the focal point for the City Centre. The gallery is proud to represent artists that have taken time to pay homage to this building. Let me introduce the work of Alicia Dubnyckyj, Rachel Tighe and Donna Rumble – Smith.


Town Hall Nottingham 122x 100cm

  • Alicia Dubnycykj is an exciting almost abstract artist who brings a sense of speed and vibrancy to the Nottingham City Centre giving great credence and space to the building itself.


Nottingham Trams (low)

  • Rachel Tighe seemingly naïve representations at first glance look erratic but if you take time to study the detail you will soon find her structure  of the Council House is much guided and with the courage to offer the sky above a light sea blue, it really makes this building and the surrounding offices stand out.


DRS Old Market Square 84x58cms


Donna Rumbe – Smith in order to create her works, stitched threads are intricately and meticulously woven into paper. Hours spent overlapping threads, folding paper to achieve the architectural form of the dome.

All three pieces are on display, available to view and purchase within our Nottingham space. Also, they are represented online.

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

tel – 01159243555