Lowbrow art Movement. 3 facts…

  • Lowbrow was born of underground or “street” culture. Originating out of California in the mid 70’s pioneered by cartoonist such as Roberts Williams and Mark Ryden.
  • The single most common tactic that Lowbrow artists employ is to poke fun at convention. They know the “rules” of art, and consciously choose not to abide by them.
  • Lowbrow art has a sense of humor. Sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes it’s macabre and sometimes it’s born of sarcastic comment, but it’s always present.

In the gallery we showcase a number of Lowbrow artists. Namely Xue Wang, Nom Kinnear King and Sara Sanz.

Coco de Mer

‘Coco de Mer’ by Xue Wang

Original Oil on Board

For All my Scocery

‘For all my Sorcery’ by Nom Kinnear King

Original Pastel on Paper

Mounted and Framed. Off white card mount and modern white wooden frame.


‘En El Fondo ne te Veo’ by Sara Sanz

Original Acrylic on Board

George Thornton Art

Unit 12A, Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

Tel : 01159243555 E-mail : george@georgethorntonart.com

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

    Amazing new art in for April!



    20″ x 20″
    Giclee Signed Limited Edition of 60 (Paper Only)
    £275 or pay just £27.50 a month over 10 months (Interest Free)

    Copies can be expertly framed by the gallery for an additional price of £100. The dimensions would change to 28″ x 28″ to include mount and frame. Please contact the gallery for more information and photos of the image framed.



    48″ x 36″
    Original Artwork: Gloss on Wood
    £5,000 Payment options available; Spread the cost over 10, 12 or 18 months (Interest Free)

    In the work of Alicia Dubnyckyj, the viewer is compelled to step back not to appreciate the city in its historical radiance but to encounter a modern metropolis in its speed, its immensity and its futurity.




    47.5″ x 35.5″
    Original Art: Oil on Canvas
    £2,350  Payment options available; Spread the cost over 10, 12 or 18 months (Interest Free)

    Full of energy and colour compounds a rush of city living!




    48″ x 36″
    Original Artwork: Acrylic on Canvas
    £1,750 or pay just £175 a month over 10 months (Interest Free)

    Up and coming artist, Rachel Tighe! Making huge waves within the business! Rachel loves to presents us with a conurbation of abstracted shapes and lights.




    31.5″ x 33.5″
    Original Art: Mixed Media on paper, presented in an off white card mount and grey metal frame.
    £795 or pay just £79.50 a month over 10 months (Interest Free)

    David’s work draws inspiration from the urban, industrial and pastoral landscapes in and around his home.




    34″ x 30″
    Original Art: Pastel on Paper, presented in an off white card mount and sleek modern cream frame.
    £945 or pay just £94.50 a month over 10 months (Interest Free)


    For more information about the work we exhibit do contact us by e-mail {george@georgethorntonart} or phone {+44(0)1159243555}

    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.


    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


    ‘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.


    ‘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.


    ‘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.

    Hello 2014: The January Secret Sale

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    It’s a fresh new year and we are getting very excited here at The Gallery. 2014 is going to be the year the gallery really begins to stretch her legs by hosting some amazing exhibitions, introducing some amazing new artists and having a visible presence at a number of national and international art-fairs.

    To celebrate the gallery is happy to invite you to the January Secret Sale starting  Saturday 18th January. All pieces of art in Gallery will be 10% off until the start of February. It’s just our little way of saying thank you for all of your support in 2013.

    Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get the artwork you’ve always wanted and brighten up your walls!

    Take a look at our website for inspiration as all works featured on-line are in our sale. However to redeem the 10% discount works must be bought in Gallery or over the phone on 0115 924 3555, not via the website.

    Check our some of the galleries newest works below.

    For further information, please do no hesitate to pop in or contact the gallery either by phone or email.


    “Easy Rider” by Ed Chapman
    Original Artwork: Ceramic Tile Mosaic Table
    Dimensions: W:30″ x L:47″ x H:14″
    Original Price: £4,950 Now: £4,455
    Available on interest free credit over 10 monthly instalments of £445.50


    “Rioja” by Russell Hatton
    Original Artwork: Candy and Xycralic on Aluminium
    Dimensions: 33″ x 33″
    Original Price: £2500 Now: £2250
    Available on interest free credit over 10 monthly instalments of £225

    Racing Ahead of the Fleet

    “Racing Ahead of the Fleet” by Jan Nelson
    Original Artwork: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 41″ x 26″
    Original Price: £995 Now: £895
    Available on interest free credit over 10 monthly instalments of £89.50

    Nom - Black Wood

    “Black Wood” by Nom Kinnear King
    Original Artwork: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 23″ x 23″
    Original Price: £995 Now: £895
    Available on interest free credit over 10 monthly instalments of £89.50

    Music in Art


    ‘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.


    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.


    ‘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)