Thursday, 27 October 2011

Gerry Dudgeon

6 great paintings of Dorset and Moroccan scenes now in the gallery and on the website from Gerry Dudgeon.

Born in Darjeeling, India in 1952 Gerry studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, gaining a first class Honours degree in 1979, and then an MFA postgraduate degree from Reading University in 1981. After a travelling scholarship to New York, he worked in London as a painter in studios at the Barbican and Brixton before moving to West Dorset in 1987.

With the Dorset series, his experience of working on archaeological excavations manifests itself both in the scraping and wiping back of the paint surface to reveal underlying layers and in his fascination with Dorset’s ancient geological past.

Travels to the mountains and deserts of Morocco have allowed him to explore colour relationships in a series of semi-abstract landscapes, which evoke the light and heat of remote Berber villages, characterised by their mud-built architecture.

1981 Boise Travelling Scholarship to New York. 
1993 Research Award to visit India from Surrey University.
Gerry Dudgeon now exhibits widely in the south of England including London, and works have been purchased privately outside Britain in USA, Canada, Kuwait, India and Europe. He has written articles for The Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines and has exhibited regularly at the RWA, New English Art Club and RA Summer Exhibitions.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas Show

Mother and Child 1

                      HENRY MOORE

 The 'White Christmas' Exhibition line up is looking utterly amazing.

As well as pieces specially commissioned by the gallery for the show from leading contemporary artists such as Martyn Brewster, Claire Wiltsher, Stephen Bishop, Teresa Lawton, Catherine Barnes, Richard Price, Robert Woolner, Nell Race and Susan Michie, we have arranged a for a superb selection of works by internationally known modern artists through the Mayfair gallery Osborne Samuel.

It will be a great privilege to display works for sale by the likes of Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Sir Terry Frost, George Dannatt, Howard Hodgkin, Lyn Chadwick, Prunella Clough and Kenneth Armitage. To my knowledge Bournemouth has never before hosted such an event in a commercial gallery.

The show will run from the 8th of December, so plenty of time to call in to buy something truly special for your nearest and dearest this Christmas.

Black Peony 

                 PRUNELLA CLOUGH

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

White Christmas

Here are just some of the names of artists who will have original work featured in our White Christmas Exhibition:-

Keith ARMITAGE                                      Martyn BREWSTER
Lyn CHADWICK                                        Prunella CLOUGH
George DANNATT                                   Mary-Jane EVANS
Elisabeth FRINK                                       Barbara HEPWORTH
Howard HODGKIN                                  Teresa LAWTON
Henry MOORE                                         Susan MICHIE
Ben NICHOLSON                                     Richard PRICE
Claire WILTSHER                                     Robert WOOLNER

Many of the contemporary artists are producing unique pieces specially commissioned for the show. 
Full details to follow but make sure you have put the Private View in your diary now:- 
Friday 9th December from 5.00 to 8 pm.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Claire Wiltsher

Went to Claire Wiltsher's studio in the New Forest yesterday and selected 4 superb new paintings for the gallery. Full details on the website.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Joan Miro

Martyn Brewster's solo show off to a great start - 13 pieces sold already in the first week.

Been a good week all round, amongst a number of other good sales have sold the 2 Miro lithographs. Will be very sorry to part with them, but at least they're off to a new home where the new owner truly appreciates them.