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.
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.
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.
Harry Walton was a gifted artist who could turn his hand from portraiture to landscape to big narrative subjects, such as the holocaust which obsessed him in the later years of his life.
He lived and works in Leicestershire and he ploughed his own furrow, he was so single minded in his approach to art that it really overtook his life and his work is a testament to his capabilities.
He became interested in abstraction in the 1950’s and this piece of work from the late 50’s early 60’s, is a transition period back from abstraction to realism. He called it Regeneration and it shows a tree stump or log with a fungus growing from it and flowers and plants in the process of growing. A great picture.
I first met the artist Frank Beanland on a cold December day back in 1999. I then had an art gallery in the lovely little Suffolk market town of Bungay. I was looking out of the window and curiously a man was cycling down the street with what looked like a large tube strapped to his back. He got off the bike outside the shop, walked in and said ‘Are you interested in buying any paintings as I’m an artist?’
This oil on board by Italian artist Bruno Paoli pay homage to Matisee and the strong design quality of the Fauvism, with the horizontal and vertical forms, which draw the viewer into the picture and through the window to the outside world. The centre of attention is not the two figures depicted, but rather the bowl of fish on the floor echoing the converging points of the golden section.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art