Paper Trail

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Paper Trail – An invitation to attend and exhibition of works on paper.

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‘Elizabeth Tower’ by Donna Rumble – Smith

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A personal invite to our latest showing. An Exhibition of works on paper. ‘Paper Trail’ brings together a range of artists, who cover a broad spectrum of drawings and mixed media.

Exhibition, Saturday 22nd – 28th April

You are warmly welcome to come and meet a number of artists that opening Saturday 1pm until 4pm. Donna Rumble Smith, Jane Thomson and Darren Stevenson to name but a few will all be present in the gallery to talk about their techniques, ideas and inspirations.

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and view stunning original artwork.

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‘Pretectiv’ by Jane Thomson

 

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‘Pass’ by Ian Hodgson

The work of Ian Hodgson, is perfect for that peaceful spot in the house.

For more information or to receive the full brochure of artist and works on paper to contact the gallery.

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN

Tel – 011589243555

 

2017! For the love of art!

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Within the context of “ART” the subject supports such personal, social, cultural and creative development, and enables participants, both collectors and artists themselves to engage with ideas and meanings. Welcome 2017 and the gallery is proud that with new media we are looking forward to showcasing a host of imagination and creativity.

New artists are booked for this year. We have an eventful year planned of gallery exhibitions and art fairs. Keep up to date via social media, this platform and be assured in the knowledge that our gallery display, changes weekly with new art arriving all the time. Looking for that perfect statement piece or adding to a collection? See what we have to offer…

George Thornton Art

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“Infatuation” by Louise McNaught

Original Mixed Media on Canvas

Our mailing address is: GEORGE THORNTON ART

Unit 12A, Flying Horse walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN.

+44 (0)1159 243 555 –www.georgethorntonart.com

Bob Carlos Clarke – Model Kadamba Simmons

The gallery has the pleasure in showcasing work by the late, great Bob Carlos Clarke (b.1950 – d.2006)

Carlos Clarke was best known as a photographer of women in a state of undress as well as iconic portraiture most famously for Marco Pierre Whites ‘White Heat’ front cover as well as further iconic faces from stage and silver screen. Clarke established a body of work that was original, diverse, challenging and often beautiful.

Clarke’s work is available as limited edition fine prints including signed silver gelatin and giclee prints. His works are highly collectable and have been purchased by national art galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, National Media Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Here in the gallery we have acquired a beautiful piece taken of the British actress and model  Miss Kadamba Simmons who, like Bob, also passed away in tragic circumstances.

The subject is classically Bob Carlos Clarke and the technical quality of the image is as you would expect from his in-camera and darkroom printing work.

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This beautiful work displays Clarke’s admiration for content as well as visual impact. Presented within a deep card mount and black modern frame this piece is truly striking.

Title – Model Kadamba Simmons

Dimensions – 70cm x 75cm (framed)

Authenticity – Stamped and signed by Bob Carlos Clarke. Edition 66 of 500

Price – £1,850

 

On display in our Nottingham Gallery –

George Thornton Art, 12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – Tel : 01159243555

Battersea Affordable Art Fair

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It won’t be long now until the gallery jets off to Battersea for the areas biannual Art Fair.

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Now in its 17th successful year, Affordable Art Fair Battersea has established itself as the “must attend” art buying and social event of the year.

Every year, the art appreciation community comes together to celebrate Battersea’s long history as a haven for the creation and patronage of art.

 Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd October

The success of Battersea is down to a careful selection of independent galleries, the artists they bring and a strong reputation for being one of the UK’s best destinations for fine, affordable art.

This will be the fourth time George Thornton Art will have had the great pleasure at exhibiting in Battersea, alongside gallery staple artists such as Russell Hatton, Rachel Tighe, Christopher Green and Jane Thomson. We will also be taking newly signed artists such as Louise McNaught and Kirsty Mackay for whom the fair will be an amazing stage on which to build awareness for their artistic talent.

 Perfect opportunity for you to discover something new. So why not come along?

The gallery has a number of complimentary tickets through the Battersea Art Fair Ticket Shop by inputting the following code: GEORGEHP For all further information do contact the gallery 01159243555 / george@georgethorntonart.com

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“Exhale” by Louise McNaught – Original Artwork, Mixed Media on Canvas

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“Liquid Love” by Kirsty Mackay – Original Artwork, Industrial Paints on Canvas

For all the information do contact the Gallery

George Thornton Art

12A Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – 01159243555

The Art off Kate Brinkworth

Kate Brinkworth’s painting stems from her curiosity in films, particularly those directed by or in the style of Hitchcock. She is particularly inspired by effects created though experimentation with focus, and repeatedly photographs her still lifes with various shutter speeds, camera angles and lighting to find the optimum composition. Brinkworth’s style uses the language of film, advertising and photography to create these unique images; her visits to Las Vegas have developed her interest in the representation of objects associated with vice. Painted in varying degrees of focus, her expert technique deceives the viewer into believing the work is a photograph, due to the realism of her subject matter and style, and the thin application of paint which gives a smooth, glossy finish. It is only on closer inspection that the viewer realises the work is entirely painted by hand.

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‘Cola Bottles’

This particular piece was actually acquired from the artist personal collection. It was painted as a pair, this she kept where as the other painting sold through Christies auction house, January 2014 for almost £9,000.

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Brinkworth’s works challenge our perceptions of the image; in our contemporary world inundated with visual stimuli, she painstakingly labours over her compositions to make us look at these familiar objects in a new way. In a parallel challenge to contemporary conventions her technique mirrors the Renaissance mural technique of the ‘cartoon’, a drawing which would be pricked along the lines and dusted with charcoal to transfer the skeleton of the image to the wall. Brinkworth similarly maps out her photographs onto both sides of sheets of paper and rubs the reverse to move the image onto the canvas. Once the composition is mapped out, she begins working into the picture in oil using her distinctive technique.

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‘The Call’

Original Artwork: pencil on paper, mounted and framed.

To view these works and many more by this incredibly talented artist do contact the gallery {george@georgethorntonart.com} or pop into the gallery, 12a, Flying Horse walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HN – 01159 243 555.

Raising Awareness! Upcoming Exhibition: ‘Intimacy With Plants’ – Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Villayat ‘Snow Moon Wolf ’ Sunkmanitu

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The Gallery is proud to support and welcome photographer Villayat ‘Snow Moon Wolf’ Sunkmanitu, who will be exhibiting a selection of his works taken in the haven of his own back garden. A place to escape and to recovery from the difficulties of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the modern world. The Exhibition hopes to raise awareness for people living with the condition and to promote discussion in an area that is often swept under the carpet.

Two World Wars and numerous conflicts later, the condition once ignored and passed off as ‘Shell Shock’, is still much misunderstood.  It is only after recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan that the issue has once again started to hit a chord with British public.

Sunkmanitu, a former RAF police officer stationed in Northern Ireland during the mid 1980’s still suffers from the condition and has undergone varying  NHS treatments and other more unorthodox methods such as healing Earth Medicine prescribed by the Lakota Tribe of the Great Plains in North America. It was in the wilderness that he was able to photograph wolves, escape the rat race, feel at peace and finally find some control over PTSD.

Photography and Poetry are both forms of creative therapy that help to get to grips with PTSD. Both will be displayed alongside each other during the exhibition, each working in tandem to expose the torment, alienation and stigma Sunkmanitu feels and the journey he has taken to find internal peace within himself and with his condition.

“Sometimes people with mental health problems can find it extremely difficult to leave their homes.  The purpose of this particular exhibition is to show what you can do within the safety of your own garden.”

Villayat’s exhibition will be on available to view in gallery from 1st to 8th February 2014. Villayat himself will be in gallery on Saturday 1st February to discuss the work and talk a bit more about his experiences with PTSD. This modest exhibition will be only be on show for one week before it continues its tour of the UK.

For more information please feel free to contact the gallery by phone or email.

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)