An invitation to meet the artist Jan Nelson

The Gallery is proud to offer you an invitation to meet the fabulous artist, Jan Nelson

Exhibition 17th June – 23rd June

Artist Appearance – 17th June (1pm until 4pm)

A Breezy Kite Run

An exhibition of original Artworks

Whether you are a sailor or not, Jan’s passion for the sport is obvious from her paintings, which capture the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing both in a scenic and racing sense.

A Little Piece of Springtime

In just a few days time we’ll be showcasing a host of artwork by the renowned Jan Nelson. The whole gallery will devote its entirety to this incredible artist. A collection original works plus a number of limited editions that have been individually remarqued by the artist herself.

Solo exhibition starts Saturday17th June and runs until Friday 23rd June. Jan will be in the gallery the opening Saturday; 1pm until 4pm. Do come and join us for a glass of champagne, listen to Jan Nelsons ideas and inspirations.

Overnight Selection

“Overnight Selection’

Original Artwork : Acrylic on Canvas

For further information or to reserve your attendance do contact the gallery.

Kind Regards,

George Thornton Art

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

The Art of ‘Abstract’ with a view on Scottish artist, Jan Nelson

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

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‘Crash Gybe Imminent’ Acrylic on Canvas (framed)

The word abstract strictly speaking means to separate or withdraw something from something else. In that sense, it is applied to art in which the artist has started with some visible object and abstracted elements from it to arrive at a more or less simplified form. Here you can see work by Scottish artist Jan Nelson who builds up layers of paint to create enigmatic sailing scenes.

Abstraction of Art is not a new form; in fact since the dawn of time pottery and early cave paintings show linear crafted markings which in turn create loose shapes. Nowadays the modern abstract idea probably emerged from Cubism and over the last 50 years has remained prominent in many a museum and gallery space. In my opinion you tend to see much less abstract work in commercial spaces due to the content and lack of connection by the viewer. Is it more difficult to have a connection with a piece that has to be explained… ? I suppose the trick for any artist who verges on ‘Abstract Art’ is to communicate their feelings or image in a way that is clearly understood. So why would any commercial artist choose Abstraction? Already the bar is set high… Already the cards are stacked…

I’m always intrigued with how the public embrace or detract from this movement. Looking again at the work of Jan Nelson, it has been a long time since I’ve seen as many art lovers as fully engage with an artist and her work. So why is this? Could it be the current interior market? The splash of colour which brightens up the family home or the avid sailors love of the sport or possibly the fact that although within a abstract guise Jan Nelsons ability to feed detail onto the canvas is astonishing? I feel the later is poignant. I assume her ability to portray figures in boats and the energy of the sport allows us to connect, understand and appreciate her work. In the same way that ‘Cubism’ evolved into ‘Abstraction’, Jan’s paintings highlight themselves by promoting not only the form of ‘abstraction’ but also that sense of realism giving the onlooker that sense of connection.

Jan Nelson’s forth coming exhibition commences the final Saturday in May.
30th May – 5th June.
Artist Appearance – Saturday 30th May: 2pm until 5pm.
Contact us george@georgethorntonart.com for details.

Gallery – 12A Flying Horse Walk Nottingham – 01159243555

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‘Heading Inshore’ Acrylic on Canvas (framed)

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.

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“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

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“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

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“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

The Art of Jan Nelson

The Gallery has been blessed with some brilliant new works by the talented Jan Nelson.

Her works are all inspired by her love of sailing and  love of the sport shines through onto canvas. Nelson is able to capture the thrill and excitement that the sport offers, whilst also allowing us to take in the beauty of the sea, the vivid colours of the sails and the breathtaking backdrop that we often associate with sailing.

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‘Along The South Coast’ by Jan Nelson
This beautiful work is based upon the raging coastline of Beachy Head.
Original Artwork: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 21″ x 21″
Price: £495 or 10 Monthly Installments of only £49.50 (Interest free)

 

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‘Downwind Sail’ by Jan Nelson
Original Artwork: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 29″ x 29″
Price: £695 or 10 monthly installments of only £69.50 (interest free)

 

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‘Sailing Around the Bay’ by Jan Nelson
Inspired by the sailors paradise of Lime Bay on the Dorset Coast.
Original Artwork: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 22″ x 22″
Price: £495 or 10 monthly installments of just £49.50 (interest free)

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‘Turning Downwind’ by Jan Nelson
Original Artwork: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 21″ x 30.5″
Price: £695 or 10 monthly installements of just £69.50 (interest free)