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.

    New in for July

    New In for July: Works by Rachel Tighe, Russell Hatton, Terry Bradley, Jeff Childs and Ed Chapmen.

    Check out some of our brand new works in for your enjoyment this July.

    Below are just a few featured works that gallery has had in, check them out and see what you think.

    Don’t forget that the Paul Lemmon exhibition is still on and will close tomorrow, so if you’ve not yet been down to view his work make sure you dont miss out!!!

    Contact the Gallery for more information on works below and check out the website for more pieces.

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    We have new works from the wonderful Rachel Tighe, many of you will already be familiar with her New York cityscapes as featured at the Bristol Art Fair. These latest pieces focus on familiar London scenes capturing the bustling nature of the Capitals streets.

    ‘Welcome To Carnaby Street’ by Rachel Tighe
    Original Artwork: Acrylic on Board
    Dimensions: 24″ x 24″
    Price: £595 or just 10 monthly installments of just £59.50 (interest free)

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    Russell Hatton is renowned for his sharp and bright pieces. Created by adding layers and layers of paint on top of each other using an array of drying and turning techniques to create the lines and shape you see in the picture. To creat a truely mesmorizing finish Hatton actually crushes up copper and adds it tht paint, reflecting light which bounces off his works and makes it truly special.

    ‘Entelechy Verde’ by Russell Hatton
    Original Artwork: Xryallic and Candy on Aluminium
    Dimensions:54″ x 34″
    Price: £3000 or 18 monthly installments of just £167 (interest free)

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    Jeff Childs is a local Nottingham artist who creates beautiful figures from bronze. He is passionate about bringing industry back to the UK and all his Bronzes are created using British foundrys. The piece featured below took 3 months to create and is prefectly balanced using a hidden metal rod which acts as an axis from the bottom to the top of the sculpture.

    ‘The Flying Woman’ by Jeff Childs
    Original Sculpture: Bronze
    Dimensions: H;25″  W;6″  D;10″
    Price: £3250 or 18 monthly installments of just £181 (interest free)

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    Usually speicialising in his musical icons for his subject matterr, Ed Chapman has instead focused on an artistic powerhouse Salvador Dali. Dali face really jumps out at the viewer and you even get the strange feeling that he may actually be looking right at you. Chapman creates his amazing pieces broken pieces of material such as tile, vinyl and as here in stone, working from the outside in.

    ‘Dali in Stone’ By Ed Chapman
    Orginal Artwork: Stone Mosaic
    Dimensions: 24.5″ x 32.5″
    Price: £3250 or 18 monthly installments of just £181 (interest free)

    Only One More Sleep To Go: The Paul Lemmon Exhibition Starts Tomorrow.

    After a long wait the Paul Lemmon Exhibition ‘An Introduction’ is finally upon us.

    The Exhibition will run from 21st June to 29th June, with a very special artist preview tomorrow between 1 and 4 pm right here in the Gallery. Paul Lemmon himself will be on hand to take any questions about the pieces and give you all an insight into the inspiration, method and reasoning behind the various pieces.

    On show will be selected pieces from 4 collections, this will be the first time all have come together in one gallery. The collections include his ‘Nightlife Scenes’, ‘The Suit Collection’, ‘Summer Scenes’ and the BRAND NEW, never been seen before ‘Glamour Cover Series’.

    We look forward to seeing you there, this is one oppurtunity you do not want to miss out on!!!

    Below are just a couple of examples of the work on display, contact the gallery for more information.

    ‘Hot Looks’ By Paul Lemmon
    Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 65″ x 85″
    Price: £1500 or 10 monthly installments of just £150 (interest free)

    ‘For What it’s Worth’ By Paul Lemmon
    Oil on Canvas
    Dimensions: 90″ x 130″
    Price: £2500 or 18 monthly installments of just £139 (interest free)

    New For May

    Hello All,

    We have a few exciting updates for you this month.

    First, the Gallery is excited to announce that we at long last have some new pieces in by the wonderfully bizarre Xue Wang. Wang’s work has been exhibited extensively across the globe and has been particularly successful in the USA. Wang’s art never fails to stimulate discussion and arouse attention, so don’t miss out.

    Secondly, we are excited to announce that the gallery’s next exhibition will be at the end of this month, featuring the works of Paul Lemmon. The exhibition will run for one week, beginning on Saturday 22nd June. Lemmon will be in the gallery between 1pm and 5pm to discuss his work and answer any questions you may have for him.

    Thirdly, the gallery is now able (well, from the 20Th May) to offer up to £15,000 interest free on all our original pieces. So that original piece you’ve been pining after, but was just a bit too much is now well within your grasp.

    Check out featured pieces by Xue Wang, Paul Lemmon and others below.

    For more information, please contact the gallery for details.

    ‘Womb Service’ by Xue Wang
    Original Art: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 29″ x 31.5″
    Price: £2950 or 18 monthly installments of £164 (interest free)

    In this piece Wang sets out to create a moment of disbelief and shock at a suprise party. This almost doll like figure, walks into the room presenting her bulging womb that is ready to blow (notice the three babies holding the sparkler, ready to ignite. The result being a confetti-esque shower of babies over the party crowd, much to the enjoyment of the two cheeky clowns)

    ‘Above Manhattan at Night’ by Alicia Dubnycjk
    Original Art: Gloss on Wood
    Dimensions: 51″ x 29″
    Price: £3950 or 18 monthly installments of only £219.50 (interest free)

    This dynamic and electric piece by Dubnycjk, captures the restlessness of the ‘city that never sleeps’ beautifully. You can almost feel the energy rushing through New Yorks gridded road system and up into the offices an apartments of this great city.

    ‘Eva Damson’ by Nom Kinnear King
    Original Art: Oil on Board
    Dimensions: 22.5″ x 22.5″

    Price: £995 or 10 monthly installments of only £95.50 (interest free)

    Kinnear King is a master of portraiture. This surreal character looks as though she has been plucked straight out of a bleak victorian novel. Her clever use of light to convey the characters she paints is  plain to see in this wonderful piece, her pale face is so carefully offset by the dark mass of hair that sits so elegantly above.

    ‘Tribute to Turner’ by Darren Stevenson
    Original Art: Oil on Board
    Dimensions:33″ x 22″
    Price: £795 or 10 monthly installments of only £79.50 (interest free)

    Stevenson has gained much of his inspiration from the paintings of Turner. He uses very similar techniques to create the effect of his paintings. Like Turner, Stevenson is able to capture the essense and fragility of nature. Stevenson pays tribute to this great master in this piece and makes a nod to the painter by painting the shapes of fish into the piece, a signature tactic used by Turner in his later works.

    ‘Change My Mind’ by Paul Lemmon
    Original Artwork: Oil on Canvas
    Dimensions: 35.5″ x 35.5″
    Price: £1850 or 10 monthly instalments of only £185 (interest free)

    Lemmon’s work has the ability to grab a viewers attention isntantly. His works draw you into the scene and the mystery that they create. Lemmon gives you just enough imformation to understand what is happening, but leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks creating questions in the viewers mind: Who is this girl? Where is she? What is she talking about?

    Don’t miss the Paul Lemmon exhibition: 22nd June – 3rd July
    Meet the artist: 22nd June (1pm – 5 pm)

    While the Rich Gets Richer…

    Hope you’re well? Here’s a little something for you to think about…

    It’s no secret that the recession has hit us all hard, but while the big galleries and Art House’s report large sales and growing demand, the rest of the art world is finding life a lot harder. The impact of this could have drastic and far reaching repercussions for the rest of the art world and art investors with a smaller budget. How will this change affect artists trying to establish themselves and the galleries that house their works?

    For many artists, it is often that first gallery willing to take a chance on them and hang their work, which help to establish them as a professional artist and set them on the road to becoming a renowned name. It is therefore worrying that now more than ever, these small to middling galleries are shutting their doors for good. Without these galleries, many artists may struggle competing in a market saturated with other works, particularly online where some professional and skilled works can get lost in a sea of amateur works. Without this influx of talent travelling into such galleries, the ecology of the art world could be warped into something completely unrecognisable, with no room for artists to move up the ladder the top of echelons of the artistic world could stagnate with no room for newcomers and same works being endlessly churned out by the old elite.

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    ‘The Aisle of No Importance’ by Xue Wang
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    For art investors, specifically those on a lower budget, this change could completely squeeze them out of the market, with little growth coming from the lower end and top end out of reach to them. The small to middling galleries offer the chance to pick up new works from emerging talent and the chance to watch their investment grow. Here at the Gallery, works sold by Xue Wang have grown from £1000 when she first arrived, up to £3000 only a couple of years later; fantastic news for both investor and artist.

    These risk taking galleries are the pioneers of the art world and should not be overlooked or forgotten about; it is at this level that fresh and enigmatic works are separated from the ordinary.  We must not forget their importance to the art world as whole, as without them the fluidity and originality which makes the art markets so dynamic could be changed irreparably.  

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    ‘A Certain Something’ by Paul Lemmon
    Dimensions: 39″ x 39″
    Original Artwork: Oil onto Box Canvas
    Price: £1,950 or 10 monthly installments of £195, interest free

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    Imperial Landscape’ by Gail Troth
    Dimensions: 30″ x 21″
    Original Artwork: Oil onto Box Canvas
    £695.00 or 10 monthly installments of £69.50, interest free