Here’s David talking about his origins and indeed the origins of his intriguing and unusual artistic vision. His menagerie will be guarding the walls of our Charlotte Street gallery until Christmas Eve so come and give them a sniff.
…did we mention that three of our artists were finalists in the National Open Art Competition earlier this year? Barbara Macfarlane, Emma Haworth, and Rebecca Jewell all reached the final stage of the judging. A belated well-played to them.
Have a look at more of their work on our website by following the links above.
Emma Haworth’s wintry and wonderful contribution to our upcoming Silver show has just arrived at the gallery, whilst this brand new oil is a charming reminder of spring.
Barbara Macfarlane‘s show is a sell out! Her map abstracts have gone down a storm in New York so go and see them at RHG NYC before their new owners take them away. The show is up until the 9th December.
On Thursday night RHG Conway Street hosted a fundraising event for the charity Womankind, an international women’s human rights charity working to help women transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Guest speakers included our own Rebecca Hossack, CEO Susana Klien, Tsitsi Matekaire of Access to Justice and Maria Munir from AWSAD in Zimbabwe, who work hard to prevent violence against women in the region.
We met him at STRARTA. If you would like your photo taken in front of any of our pictures come and visit us we’ll sort you out.
Have a look at more of David Whitaker’s op art paintings here.
We’re very pleased to announce that this year, Phil Shaw has been awarded the ING Staff Purchase Prize at the Discerning Eye Exhibition for his wonderfully whimsical print, The Lost Lears (above).
The exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors.
Phil’s work was selected by Deborah Swallow, Professor at the Courtauld Institute, and previously of the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
You can see Phil’s print at the Mall Galleries in London until 24th November. Read more about the prize and exhibition here.
Textile designer and founder of the divine Ada Rose, Lisa Levis has declared her love for our own Holly Frean’s painting publicly (on her blog). She was reacquainted with her own portrait, painted by Holly years ago after a friend came across it in Holly’s studio.
“She is an incredible person and a FANTASTIC painter. I am hugely flattered and feel very privileged that she painted a portrait of me.”
Check out more of Holly Frean’s oeuvre here.
What a tantalising photo! All those brushes and what look like nut-crackers arranged so beautifully on the wall.
A little bird has told me that there is a Rebecca Hossack school trip scheduled in the run up to christmas to go and have fish and chips and champagne in Holly’s studio. THERE WILL BE PHOTOS. And perhaps more discoveries of tiny secret portraits. And a report on exactly what all those mysterious artist’s tools hanging on the wall are for.
Check out Perri Lewis’ Pinterest board all about Karen Nicol’s wonderful work.
Craft pioneer Perri is the author of Material World: The Modern Craft Bible and has written for The Guardian and Psychologies magazine. She is the creative director of The Amazings, a craft community which organises events where older people teach craft skills to the younger generation. So she knows what she’s talking about. End of.