George Thornton Art – What we offer? Watch the video!

George Thornton Art

George Thornton Art is a Nottingham based art gallery dealing in original works of art and sculpture by established local artists and international modern masters.

What we offer – Video.

  • Dealing in affordable, original works of art and sculpture.
  • Working with established Artists’ collected worldwide.
  • Each represented Artist creates work by utilizing interesting and contemporary techniques.
  • View art in your own home before purchasing.
  • Commissioned work available by selected Artists’ for that personal touch.
  • Pay via interest free monthly instalments supported by Arts Council England.
  • Professional and experienced staff to help you make that all important choice.

Represented Artist –

  • Alicia Dubnyckyj
  • Christopher Green
  • Darren Stevenson
  • David Bez
  • Dean Fox
  • Dean Kemp
  • Dilk
  • Ed Chapman
  • Elaine Bunfield
  • Gail Troth
  • Ian Hodgson
  • Jan Nelson
  • Jane Thomson
  • Jeff Childs
  • JJ Adams
  • Joel Moens de Hase
  • Kate Bentley
  • Kate Brinkworth
  • Katy Jade Dobson
  • Lawrie Williamson
  • Mackenzie Thorpe
  • Magnus Gjoen
  • Marion Bolognesi
  • Matt Colagiuri
  • Mr Mead
  • Nick Holdsworth
  • Nikki Douthwaite
  • Nom Kinnear King
  • Paul Lemmon
  • Rachel Tighe
  • Rachel Wood
  • Russell Hatton
  • Sara Sanz
  • Sarah Graham
  • Sarah-Jane Szikora
  • Stephen Rautenbach
  • Xue Wang
  • Yvonne Coomber
  • Do come in and meet the team – 12A Flying Horse walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – http://www.georgethorntonart.com – 01159243555

    ‘Weird Science’ an Exhibition by Gail Troth Opens Tomorrow.

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    Exhibition: Saturday 29th March – Friday 4th March
    Opening Reception: Saturday 29th March: Meet the artist 1pm – 4pm

     

    It’s almost here, the Gail Troth Exhibition opens it doors tomorrow.

    Make sure you drop by the gallery, enjoy a glass of wine, some nibbles and of course get the chance to meet the artist herself who will be here from 1 – 4pm.

    See work from over 5 of her different collections, featuring her popular ‘Eternal Landscape’ series and works never seen in Nottingham before.

    This is a fantastic opportunity as Gail Troth rarely makes a public appearances and to have her in gallery tomorrow will be a huge pleasure. So come along and do not miss out!!!!

    If you have any further questions or would like to register your interest in coming on Saturday 29th March please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.

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    Upcoming Exhibition: ‘Weird Science’ By Gail Troth Paintings that Paint Themselves

    Billion Year Old Carbon 121 x 76‘Billion Year Old Carbon’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    Dimensions: 47.5″ x 30″
    £1,695 or pay through own art, pay just £169.50 over ten monthly installments (interest free)

    George Thornton Art would like to cordially invite you to the opening of our upcoming exhibition of the fantastic Gail Troth

    Exhibition: Saturday 29th March – Friday 4th March
    Opening Reception: Saturday 29th March: Meet the artist 1pm – 4pm

    ‘Weird Science’ will be a show displaying the various sides of Troth, bringing together examples from six of the artists collections including works from the popular eternal landscape range. This reflective exhibition aims to share the scope and diversity of Troth’s work, showing just how much can be achieved using her unique and experimental painting technique.

    In order to create her works, Troth adds a variety of thinners and alcohol to acrylic and oil paints changing the mass density of the paint. This mass is changed continuously during each paintings creation.

    Using these altered paints she constructs her images using a drip paint technique: Dropping paint onto a fluid canvas, forming concentric circles as it hits the surface. As the paintings dry, they create a delicate pattern beyond manual dexterity, which have an intriguing effect on the canvas.

    For those already familiar Troth’s work this will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the artist herself. Troth will in the gallery from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday 29th March. This will be rare chance to meet her as she does not usually choose to publicly attend her exhibitions. Don’t miss out.

    Please have a look at some of the featured work that will be on display above and below.

    If you have any further questions or would like to register your interest in coming on Saturday 29th March please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.

    Mutual Gravity NY Night 90cmx90cm‘New York Night’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    Dimensions: 35.5″ x 35.5″
    £1,695 or available or pay through own art, pay just £169.50 over ten monthly installments (interest free)

    Cedella's Son 101x101‘Cedella’s Son’
    Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
    Dimensions: 40″ x 40″
    £1,950 or available or pay through own art, pay just £195 over ten monthly installments (interest free)

    Mutual Gravity Times Square 90cmx 90cm‘New York Times Square’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    Dimensions: 35.5″ x 35.5″
    £1,695 or available or pay through own art, pay just £169.50 over ten monthly installments (interest free)

    EL 10-451 100x50‘Surreal View’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    Dimensions: 40″ x 20″
    £995 or available or pay through own art, pay just £995 over ten monthly installments (interest free)

    Featured Works for February

    DSCF3922‘Aryton Senna’ by Nikki Douthwaite
    Original Artwork: Card and Paper (hole punch dots) onto board (framed)
    Dimensions: 55″ x 46″
    Price:£3250 or 16 monthly instalments of £203 (Interest Free)

    Check out some of our new works in for February.

    We have some great pieces in from Kate Brinkworth, Nick Holdsworth, Jan Nelson, Russell-Hatton and Nom Kinnear King.

    Along with these fantastic artists, we would like to welcome aboard the amazing Nikki Douthwaite.
    She has already built a name for herself in the driving world; featured on the Grand Prix 2013 round up show, she is now widely collected by people including big names such as Mclaren, Martin Brundle  and Jake Humphrey. Motorcar mad she uses paper dots collected from hole punchers to create intricately detailed portraits of drivers. (See Above)

    Check out some of the images below and for more information please feel free to contact the gallery for more information.

    KBR‘Oxford Circus’ by Kate Brinkworth
    Original Artwork: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 24″ x 36″
    Price: £3500 or 10 monthly instalments of £350 (Interest Free)

    Kate’s Work recently sold at Christies, beating the expected guide price.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/kate-brinkworth-tall-coke-5762480-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5762480&sid=305c8de3-efd0-4711-a0c1-bb148ca17f44

    Marlena‘Marlena’ by Nick Holdworth
    Original Artwork: Gloss on Wood(Framed)
    Dimensions: 33″ x 26″
    Price: £995 or 10 monthly instalments of £99.50 (Interest Free)

    Train of Thought‘Train of Thought’ by Ian Hodgson
    Medium:Graphite on Paper
    Dimensions:28″ x 22″
    Price: £495 or 10 monthly instalments of £49.50 (Interest Free)

    Like-it-too-much‘Like it too Much’ by Paul Lemmon
    Original Artwork: Oil on Canvas
    Dimensions: 32″ x 32″
    Price: £995 or 10 monthly instalments of £99.50 (Interest Free)

    1779782_10153797658580078_1498353910_n‘Henrietta’ by Nom Kinnear King
    Original Artwork: Pastel on Paper, Mounted and Framed
    Dimensions: 25″ x 26″
    Price: £945 or 10 monthly instalments of £94.50 (Interest Free)

    This piece has taken many months to complete. After relocating from Brighton to Norfolk King was inspired by the provincial landscape, animals, birds as well as the seasonal harvest time flora and fauna. An idea that transpired into this beautiful creation.

    The Simple Power of Black and White

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    ‘The Milliner’s Workshop’ by Pablo Picasso

    What is it about monochrome? It never seems to go out of fashion, it never ages and it never fails to capture the imagination.

    One of the best exhibitions I ever had the pleasure of visiting was the ‘Picasso Black and White’ held at the Guggenheim in New York back in November 2012.  The work was displayed beautifully and with the building itself a gleaming white edifice, contrasting elegantly alongside Picasso’s creations.

    The one thing I can recall most clearly was an assertion made by the artist that colour weakens, Pablo Picasso purged it from his work in order to highlight the formal structure and autonomy of form inherent in his art.

    It is perhaps this simplicity and clarity that draws the viewer in, offering an element of creativity to the viewer that may not other wise exist. There is an untapped excitement in the ability to add colours and fill spaces with the mind creating your own subjective meaning to each piece that would otherwise be coloured in for you.

    It would not be unfair to say that as a result black and white pieces tend to have a timeless appeal that allow them to adapt to a changing world around them. fitting into new moulds whilst still resonating with a notion of the moment in which they were created to capture.

     Take a peak at some of the black and white pieces we have in the Gallery below for a little inspiration.

    For more information please do not hesitate to contact us  by phone 01159243555
    Or online at www.georgethorntonart.com

     Shatter

    ‘Shatter’ by Ian Hodgson
    Original Artwork: Graphite on paper (presented in a double mount with off white modern wooden frame)
    Price: £695
    No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of £69.50.

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    ‘Graphite Fusion’ by Russell HattonOriginal Artwork: Spray paints on Aluminium
    Price: £3,000
    Spread the payment with Own Art over 10, 12 or 18 months (interest free)

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    ‘Man of the Match’ by Mackenzie Thorpe
    Signed limited edition graphic on paper. Just 75 copies published worldwide!
    Price: £650 (mounted and framed)
    No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £65

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    ‘A Kiss for the Future’ by Graham Cecil Rhodes
    Original Artwork: Ink on paper, mounted and framed.
    Price: £1,350
    No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £135

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    ‘The Loneliness of Jonas McGinley’ by Tom Mead
    This particular piece is a website exclusive and will not be arriving in the gallery until March. If you’re interested in being one of the first to witness this new artist please contact the gallery.

    EL 448 100cmx100cm‘Ethereal’ by Gail Troth
    Original Artwork: Oil on  box canvas
    Price: £1,295
    No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £129.50

    Pop Art, Old and New

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    ‘Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?’ by Richard Hamilton
    Hanging in the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

    Don’t forget that we have an amazing exhibition in Gallery this week starting tomorrow created by Villayat Sunkmanitu entitled ‘Intimacy With Plants’. The exhibition aims to raise awareness for those suffering with PTSD and shows how photography helped the artist overcome his own battle with the condition and what can be achieved without having to leave the space of your own garden. Villayat will be in Gallery tomorrow 1pm – 4pm.

    We hope to see you there. Until then, please enjoy the creative blog written below talking about the resurgence of Pop Art in the art world.

    For more information please do not hesitate to contact the Gallery.

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    ‘Marlena’ by Nick Holdsworth
    Medium: Original Art: Hand Pulled Silkscreen, Stencil and Gloss Paint on Wood (Framed)
    Dimensions: 33″ x 26″
    Price: £995 or just 10 monthly instalments of just £99.50 (Interest Free)

    We’ve all heard of it and we all probably have some idea what it’s all about. Made famous predominately by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in the 1960’s, it has in the last few years had something of a revival (if it ever really went away) thanks to a group of artists inspired by the movement.

    The notion of Pop Art really got going in mid 1950’s Britain one of the earliest examples being Richard Hamilton’s collage entitled ‘Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?’ (Above) Pop Art blends different aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books, packaging and mundane cultural objects.

    The movement developed in two different strands, one from within Britain and the other from the USA. For British artists Pop Art was a matter of ideas fuelled by American popular culture viewed from afar, while the American artists were inspired by the experience of living within that culture creating two distinct looks either side of the Atlantic.

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    ‘Dancing Skull’ by Mike Edwards
    Medium: Signed limited edition, hand finished screen print onto Paper (framed) Edition of 100
    Dimensions: 29″ x 29″
    Price: £495 or just 10 monthly instalments of just £49.50 (Interest Free)

    As the movement developed American Pop Art became the dominant style and became something of a phenomenon, reaching its peak during the mid 1960’s. A gradual decline and move away from the style occurred after this feeding into new Post-Modern Art.

    Pop Art has once again resurfaced although this time, the time is more reflective. It aims to both celebrate and criticise what was being created and how they were inspired. Using new contemporary methods and materials they are really rejuvenating an admired art movement into something new, fresh and relevant to today’s audiences.

    New for September

    Check out this months new works from 5 of our amazing artists; Kate Brinkworth Nick Holdsworth, Gail Troth, Russell Hatton and Rachel Tighe.

    All these works will be available to see in gallery and also on out stand at the Manchester Buy Art Fair, running from Thursday 26th September to Sunday 29th September. Feel free to come along and enjoy , you can get your free ticket to the event by registering through the link below.

    www.buyartfair.co.uk/page.cfm/Action=PreReg/PreRegID=1/t=m   

    In other news, the gallery is getting very excited about our upcoming Xue Wang exhibition which will be on from Saturday 5th October for a week. Xue Wang will be in the gallery from 1pm -5pm  to talk about her work and answer any questions you may have.

    Browse featured works by the artist below.

    For more details check out our website (www.georgethorntonart.com) or contact us at the gallery available in house, by phone and email. Ask for George or Daniel.

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    ‘8 pm’
    Oil on Mounted Board
    24″ x 34″
    £2850 or 18 monthly installments of just £159 (interest free)

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    ‘Kate Moss Eyes’
    Supersized Pixels & Spray Paint onto Paper (Framed)
    24″ x 34″
    £1250 or 10 monthly installments of just £125 (interest free)

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    ‘Ethereal’
    Oil on Canvas
    40″ x 40″
    £1295 or just 10 monthly installments of £129.50

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    ‘Dynamic Poise’
    Oil on Canvas
    40″ x 20″
    £995 or just 10 monthly installments of £99.50

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    ‘Entelechy Grey’
    Candy and Xryalic onto Aluminium
    53″ x 33″
    £3000 or just 18 monthly installments of £167.00

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    ‘Covent Garden Parasols’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36″ x 24″
    £795 or just 10 monthly installments of £79.50

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    ‘New York Crane’
    Acrylic on Canvas
    24″ x 36″
    £795 or just 10 monthly installments of £79.50

    New in For July

    Check out some of our amazing new works in for July from the amazing Gail Troth, Russell Hatton and a special one off we’ve managed to get our hands on from Banksy.

    Browse featured works by the artists below.

    Don’t forget that the Ian Hodgson Show is still running and finishes tomorrow. Make sure you don’t miss out and get down to the Gallery so you can enjoy this outstanding exhibition.

    For more details check out our website or contact us at the gallery available in house, by phone and email. Ask for George or Daniel.

    Works by Banksy

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    Nola (White Rain)
    Signed Gift Graphic on Paper (Framed)
    29.5″ x 38.5″
    £4950 or just 18 monthly installments of £275

    This is a unique piece that was originally gifted to Banky’s scaffolder, the man who sets up the platforms on which Banksy is able to create his works. We have a letter certifying the authenticity of the piece from Pest Control (The group that authenticate Banksy’s).

    Works by Gail Troth

    Troth’s works are created without her even touching the canvas. Done by dripping oil onto canvas using various tactics to manipulate the paint as it falls.

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    ‘Surreal View’
    Oil on Canvas
    39.5″ x 19″
    £995 or just 10 monthly installments of £99.50Image
    ‘Eternal Landscape in Blue’
    Oil on Canvas
    47″ x 15.5″
    £995 or just 10 monthly installments of £99.50

    Works by Russell Hatton

    Working with aluminium and an array of pulley systems. Hatton is able to create these truly inspiring landscapes and abstract visuals.

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    ‘Entelechy Verde’
    Oil on Canvas
    54″ x 34″
    £3000 or just 14 monthly installments of £214Image

    ‘Into the Blue’
    Oil on Canvas
    54″ x 34″
    £3000 or just 14 monthly installments of £214

    The Ian Hodgson Exhibition (Saturday 13th July – Saturday 20th July)

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    The Rise of Women

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    Picture from Tracey Emin’s show: ‘She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea’

    After centuries of being regarded as second class to men, it seems that finally the tables have turned and that women are no longer merely enjoying a sense of equality in areas, but are developing their own niches with women only floors in hotels, night clubs and gyms . So why is it that women still seem to lag behind in the art world, even today, the works of female artists seem to reach only a tenth of their male counterparts. Tracey Emin and Damian Hirst arguably share similar status and dominance in today’s art market, yet Hirst’s pieces carry much larger price tags.  

    It was once taught and thought that women played no role in the history of art, something that Dana Arnold picked up on during her studies at UCLA. Since leaving her research has focused on the ways in which, art history is interpreted and the roles women have played. The truth simply is that the role of women has to one degree or another simply been ignored. As in other areas, the annuals of history and the rules of what makes a masterpiece was laid out by men for the benefit of men leaving little room for women.   

    Despite histories ignorance women have been present and have played an important role. The Bayeux Tapestry was created by nuns, the Early Renaissance saw the arrival of named female artists such as Lavinia Fontana and Sofonisba Anguisciola, before being ousted in the latter stages of the movement. It was women who hand painted the Wedgewood vases and porcelain that is so highly regarded today. In fact their role and contribution to the popular culture of their time arguably outstrips that of males in the same period. Indeed, it is only due to their ostracism from high culture that they were deemed academically irrelevant for so long.       

    This began to chance when in the 20th century, a surge of innovation and discovery questioned traditional views and the perception of women artists. Women made further gains, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Camille Claudel, Sonia Delaunay, Laura Knight, Zinaida Serebriakova, Tamara de Lempicka and Natalia Goncharova. Culminating with Rachel Whiteread becoming the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993.

     

    As our culture continues to embrace the role of women, the once held firm beliefs of women’s role within art are set to change. At the gallery we have already noticed a shift in this direction with 2 of top selling artists being women, Xue Wang and Gail Troth. With more interest and attention being paid to female artists than ever before, it seems likely that the value of both old and new works by female artists is set to rise.  

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    ‘Eternal Landscape in Blue’ by Gail Troth
    Oil on Canvas
    47″ x 15.5″
    £995 or 10 monthly installments of just £99.50

    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)