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

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    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.

    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.

    Music in Art

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    ‘Blustery Daze’ by Nom Kinnear King
    Original Artwork: Oil on Board
    £995 or just £99.50 a month over 10 months (interest free)

    It’s often said that a picture contains a thousand words, and it’s true that when looking at a piece the viewer is able to pick out and extrapolate themes and narratives that could perhaps not have been so perfectly expressed with the written word.

    Can the same be said for music though? We know the sounds of our favourite tunes and instruments, but it can often be difficult to capture its essence within imagery. The act of listening is perhaps too abstract, preventing painters to fully express music onto canvas.

    There are however famous examples of works that do just this. One example may be William Holman Hunt’s, ‘The Awakening Conscience’ picture below.

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    Here we see a kept Victorian mistress raising from the lap of her married lover having realised the “error of her ways” the image evokes a sense of salvation and hope, but also contains a musical quality. Almost like the backing score to a film, a sense of sound circulates in this image with the sound of image, notice the man’s thumb either compressing or depressing on the piano key. Running alongside this is the idea that her awakening is actually an aftermath of the music played on the piano.

    While some painting will contain literal musical connotations like the two above, we must as well not overlook the importance the colour plays. It has been suggested that for many certain sounds conjure up different colours, a D sharp for example could cause the listener to visualise red and because of this the individual would relate the sound to paintings in the same colour. Therefore, different people would have varying musical experience when viewing the same piece regardless of the imagery used within the painting itself.

    Other pictures may even really on a particular icon or familiar image to invoke a certain sound or group of songs much like the image of Madonna featured below.

    The presence of music within art can often be overlooked and it may be worth taking time out when viewing an image to feel for any music within the piece, not all images will have any, but the ones that do will heighten the experience of viewing artwork and perhaps bring about a new way to look at art.

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    ‘Madonna’ by Nick Holdsworth
    Original Artwork: Pixelated Screen print and Spray-paint onto paper (framed)
    £895 or 10 monthly instalments of just £89.50 (Interest free)

    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

    The Cult of Bowie, and His Sell Out Show at the V&A

    The cult of Bowie, and his sell out show at the V&A

    Were a big fan of Bowie here at the Gallery and it seems that the rest of the UK loves him just as much as we do. Just last week the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, crowned its exhibition ‘David Bowie Is’ about the life of the music artist, the fastest-selling in its history.

    This retrospective exhibit captures the artists long and captivating career using an array of sources and archived material, some taken the artists own personal collection. The nature of Bowie’s elaborate and ever-changing persona makes this one of the most dynamic, visually stimulating and covering a wide range of art styles that cross generations.

    Many will already be familiar with his music; it seems you can’t get through any ‘coming of age’ film without at least one track or poster of the man popping up during one melancholic or symbolic frame. Even if that’s not your thing, you’re bound to have seen (or heard) him elsewhere. He rose to cult status in the 70’s, and has not yet fallen from grace.

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    Tributes to Bowie: Left – ‘David Bowie’ by Nick Holdsworth, Centre – ‘David Bowie’ by Mike Edwards, Right – ‘David Bowie’ by Ed Chapman

    The V&A are not the only people to notice and promote his cult status. Artists have for a long time been inspired to replicate, build upon and represent the man. We have not one but three depictions of the great man himself by three separate artists, each using different techniques and want to depict Bowie in differing contexts, making each piece a unique and original retake of his multiple personas. This trend is not one confined to our four walls, and after the V&A’s success and a resurgence of Bowie to modern audiences with the successful release of his new album ‘The Next Day’,  it is a trend that looks set to continue and prosper.

    The success of this exhibit come as no shock and with the cult of Bowie set to continue, we look forward with some eagerness to see what new alter-egos, iconic images and sounds will come out of this genius.

    Long Live the Cult of Bowie…