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?
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.
Art is all about simplicity, a few lines, a few swirls... But to make it work you have to be good. And the semi-abstracted realism of Norma Jameson is beyond good.
Chippenham Museum have purchased 3 oils by British artist Doreen Heaton Potworowska for their permanent collection. Doreen studied at Corsham School of Art in the early 1950's where she met her husband to be, Polish artist Peter Potworowski.
One of the best exhibitions I have been to in some time at the Tate Britain. Aftermath shows through art the warring nations response to the horror of the Western Front, the cessation of hostilities and the onset of peace.
After purchasing this stunning oil painting by Ethel Wright ROI, I discovered something very interesting about it which I completely missed upon first looking but has changed the whole mood of the painting for me.
I recently purchased this etching from the family of Raymond Fawcett executed in 1964. It's title is 'Events in the day of a typist's life'. One struggles to find the events in the events the title suggests. There is a view of a woman dressing (or undressing), what looks to be a keypad of some kind but the other symbolic references have defeated me so far.
All of that though does not matter. It is a fabulous, enigmatic picture that makes you think which is exactly what art should always do.
This oil on paper abstract still life was painted in the late 1950's when the artist was living in London. The arrangement of shapes and forms draw you into the painting and the colours make it exciting and vibrant.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art