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!

JJ Adams  - Exterminate X-Ray Webfile

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)

JJ Adams - Great Scott X-Ray Webfile

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)

JJ Adams - Clarke X-Ray Webfile

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

The Art of ‘Abstract’ with a view on Scottish artist, Jan Nelson

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

24x24 Crash Gybe Imminent!

‘Crash Gybe Imminent’ Acrylic on Canvas (framed)

The word abstract strictly speaking means to separate or withdraw something from something else. In that sense, it is applied to art in which the artist has started with some visible object and abstracted elements from it to arrive at a more or less simplified form. Here you can see work by Scottish artist Jan Nelson who builds up layers of paint to create enigmatic sailing scenes.

Abstraction of Art is not a new form; in fact since the dawn of time pottery and early cave paintings show linear crafted markings which in turn create loose shapes. Nowadays the modern abstract idea probably emerged from Cubism and over the last 50 years has remained prominent in many a museum and gallery space. In my opinion you tend to see much less abstract work in commercial spaces due to the content and lack of connection by the viewer. Is it more difficult to have a connection with a piece that has to be explained… ? I suppose the trick for any artist who verges on ‘Abstract Art’ is to communicate their feelings or image in a way that is clearly understood. So why would any commercial artist choose Abstraction? Already the bar is set high… Already the cards are stacked…

I’m always intrigued with how the public embrace or detract from this movement. Looking again at the work of Jan Nelson, it has been a long time since I’ve seen as many art lovers as fully engage with an artist and her work. So why is this? Could it be the current interior market? The splash of colour which brightens up the family home or the avid sailors love of the sport or possibly the fact that although within a abstract guise Jan Nelsons ability to feed detail onto the canvas is astonishing? I feel the later is poignant. I assume her ability to portray figures in boats and the energy of the sport allows us to connect, understand and appreciate her work. In the same way that ‘Cubism’ evolved into ‘Abstraction’, Jan’s paintings highlight themselves by promoting not only the form of ‘abstraction’ but also that sense of realism giving the onlooker that sense of connection.

Jan Nelson’s forth coming exhibition commences the final Saturday in May.
30th May – 5th June.
Artist Appearance – Saturday 30th May: 2pm until 5pm.
Contact us george@georgethorntonart.com for details.

Gallery – 12A Flying Horse Walk Nottingham – 01159243555

12x22 Heading Inshore

‘Heading Inshore’ Acrylic on Canvas (framed)

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

We’re a Finalist…

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Some of you may or may not know that the gallery has become a finalist at this years Nottingham Evening Post Business Awards. I hadn’t really considered entering until a  friend of mine rang me up and (after much pestering) persuaded me to enter.

I had no idea that it may actually go anywhere, then low and behold I received an email saying my business was up for the ‘Retailer Business of the Year Award’ sponsored by vision express. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little proud of myself, heavens knows how big my head will get if I were to actual win.

The Gallery has been doing well, we have some amazing new artists, we’re currently down in Bristol at the Affordable Art Fair, and I’ve even managed to employ a helping hand in the gallery. This award could hopefully signal, further growth for the gallery and one more thing to add onto my list of great things to happen in 2013.

The competition is tight though and it is by no means in the bag, last night I had the chance to eye up my competition and do a little schmoozing at ALEA Casino. It was a brilliant oppurtunity to meet some of the sponsors, sadly i couldn’t find the lady representing Vision Express. The other finalists and the team from Champions who have helped organise the whole thing, and have done an outstanding job doing it.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 23rd, so fingers crossed for gallery please, and good luck to everyone else, I’m very excited about seeing you all there and having a brilliant evening.

Even if we don’t win, thankyou to Vision Express for picking the gallery as a finalist and to everyone that has supported the gallery since we opened. We couldn’t have done it without you.

New for April

Aprils shaping up to be an exciting month here at the gallery. We’ve had some new works in this week from a few familiar faces, extraordinary compositions from world reknowned artists. Later this month the gallery will be exhibnting work by the highly regarded artists, Mackenzie Thorpe and to top it all off, George Thornton Art will be representing itself for the first time at the Bristol Affordable Art Fair.

Have a look below at some of fantastic new pieces, avaliable now.

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‘Dulce Condena’ by Sara Sanz
Original Artwork: Acrylic onto Canvas, mounted onto Board
Dimensions: 22″ x 26″
£1250.00 or 10 monthly installments of only £125.00 (Interest free)

Image ‘Bardot La Carresse’ by Mike Edwards
Original Artwork: Oil onto Stretched Box Canvas
Dimensions: 47″ x 63″
£4450.00 (Payment options available)

Their will be a small run of 25 prints coming soon for this amazing piece, making the original highly collectable.
please contact the gallery for more information.

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‘Yasgur’s Farm’ by Gail Troth
Original Art: Oil onto Canvas
Dimensions: 48″ x 36″
£1250.00 or 10 monthly installment of £125.00 (interest free)

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‘Manchester Printworks’ by Rachel Tighe
Original Artwork: Acrylic onto Canvas
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″
£795.00 or 10 monthly installments of £79.50 (interest free)

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The Gallery has now signed the world reknowned artists Mackenzie Thorpe whos works will be exhibtited in the gallery over the next few weeks

‘Bee My Love’ by Mackenzie Thorpe
Signed limited edition print onto Paper (mounted & framed) edition 195
Dimensions: 26″ x 27″
£450.00 or 10 monthly installments of £45.00 (interest free)