Going through the plans chest i came across this lovely Frank Beanland from the mid 90's. Inspired by his love of St Ives it demonstrates Frank's wonderful use of colour to represent land and sea.
Sadly Frank died earlier this year. A great loss to the art world.
Such an unusual and interesting sculptural piece by Bill Belcher who made art in boxes. This 1966 example is called Belfry and is very different to his usual work due to it's large size. Black is such a great colour and very en vogue in the world of interiors at the moment.
Still life come in many shapes and forms. But rarely have a seen one of playing cards. After much discussion we have decided this oil by Bill Belcher must be depicting a hand in progress at a poker table. Unless anyone knows any different?
I recently purchased 3 Japanese paintings sold to me as woodblocks but they are clearly pencil with colour wash added over the top. They look late 20th Century, perhaps 60's or 70's or even perhaps a little later. Yet again my lack of Japanese language holds me back identifying who this artist is, but I'm working on it!
Heavy Night? Not at all. This fabulous oil by Theodore Ribot dates is a picture of a Laudanum Den.
This fabulous 1950's expressionist beach scene is by Tony Bartl, a Czech refugee who came to England in 1947. He was heavily influenced by expressionist painters of the inter war period. His work is held by Lincoln Art Gallery,
Great view of Venice by Alan Stenhouse Gourley. He was an inveterate traveller in Europe and South Africa where he painted en plein air. His paintings are always fresh and exciting.
This original 1950's Picasso print is sadly water damaged but still a lovely, rare find.
This picture was exhibited in London c.1999. It was painted by theatre designer Thierry Bosquet who is has designed costume and sets for over 200 opera and theatre productions mainly at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, where he was the principal decorator for twenty years, He has dedicated his life to the study of opulence and his home is a shrine to ornamental overload. The level of technique in this picture is staggering and is a fantastic decorator's piece.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art