Thursday, 26 January 2012

Stephen Bishop

Stephen delivered 4 superb paintings to the gallery this week including this spectacular piece called 'The Collector.' This is one of his continuing series exploring time shifts which were first featured in The ARThouse Gallery's solo exhibition of Stephen's work last year entitled 'Other World'. Measuring 4 feet wide it depicts our friends from the past, passing through a modern day scene with a woman and child. Great stuff.
It goes on the wall tomorrow....

Fred Yates

Have recently purchased a particularly nice West Country painting by Fred Yates. Fred died in 2008 and his work is becoming very collectable. This oil on board depicts the ferry at Fowey and is approx. 24 inches wide. It is signed but not dated. I have spoken to a highly regarded art historian, who was also a friend of Fred Yates and he advises that this in all probability would have been painted in the early 1970's, a period he regards as when Fred produced his best work. Offers invited.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Graham Sutherland Update

Just bought a companion for our friend.
Hope they can cheer each other up.

Peter Joyce

Had a visit from Peter Joyce and his wife Jo this afternoon who came all the way from their home in France to bring these 5 great paintings into the gallery. (They might have had a couple of other things to do while they were over here).
Further information on all of these and others currently available in the gallery - including some very nice vintage collectors pieces - on Peter's page on the website:-

London Art Fair

Went to the London Art Fair in Islington yesterday which I think is the best of all the large exhibitions. Good to see a large number of artists who have work here in TheARThouse Gallery represented. Must be doing something right!

Also collected my most recent purchase whilst I was up there, a remarkable lithograph by Graham Sutherland - "Ram's Head (Rocks & Skeletons) 1968" - pictured here.
The Art World sent Sutherland into the wilderness for a while, but his work kept popping up on various galleries' stands in London, so perhaps he is about to become favoured once more. Better go and buy some more.
Our cheerful friend is off to the framers shortly - should be back in the gallery in a couple of weeks if you want to buy him - or just pick a fight with him.