Colour and Shape

6th October 2021 3 minutes read

We have all experienced strange times over the last year or so. Only now are we becoming used to the dangers and restrictions that confront us in our daily lives. We are seemingly looking more closely at all our environments and our relationships with them. Here in the beautiful Wye Valley we have been somewhat […]

Art In Times Of Crisis

4th May 2021 3 minutes read

Due to an unfortunate health hiccup I have been in lockdown for almost 2 years with just a couple of periods of a more relaxed time. This time has been one of enormous challenges and huge societal changes. We have invented new terminology; lockdown, shielding, taking the knee to cover our new shared experiences.  We […]

New York Neo Expressionism in the 1980s

13th January 2021 5 minutes read

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Sax Berlin. The Missing Link Neo-Expressionism in New York in the 1980’s. A few days ago I was drinking a strong espresso from a tiny cup covered in tiny people. Of course,  the tiny people were representations of Keith Haring images. I am struck by the connectivity of our world.  Everything, at […]

Buying Art Online, Is it Safe?

19th June 2020 2 minutes read

Found a wonderful work of art on an online art gallery, nervous about committing to the purchase? You shouldn’t be. Firstly a little due diligence to check the credentials of the gallery and you should be good to go. Where are they based? If overseas don’t be worried about shipping, not as expensive as you […]


It’s Important to Support Living Artists

21st January 2020 4 minutes read

There’s always going to be a market for artists such as Warhol, Picasso or Kahlo as every art collector would love to add a piece from these greats. However, there are plenty of living, breathing artists out there who are producing works of great quality and equal relevance as artists from the past. Apart from […]

How To pack A Painting For Shipping

6th November 2019 2 minutes read

How to Package a Painting For Shipment As an art gallery, one of our most nerve wracking times is when we ship a piece to a new owner. It’s always good to be able to track our artworks around the world, but only when the packing is removed do we find out that the work […]

Ceramic Tiles by Salvador Dali “La Suite Catalane”

24th October 2019 3 minutes read

La Suite Catalane In 1976, German lawyer Peter Ackermann made a momentous purchase: He bought 60,000 ceramic tiles designed by  Salvador Dalí. The events that led to the purchase go back many years. One of Ackermann’s clients was struggling financially and couldn’t afford to pay his legal fees. In lieu of payment, he offered to […]

Tree Painting And Symbolism

3 minutes read

Tree Paintings and Symbolism No matter what kind of painting style you look at, chances are that you’ll see a tree in most of them. Modern, abstract, surreal, and various other techniques draw upon this object that can, at best, be described as a symbol of life.  Whether it’s a landscape painting or something more […]


Sculptures And The Lost Wax Casting Technique

23rd October 2019 3 minutes read

Sculptures and the Lost Wax Casting Technique Since the dawn of time, artisans have come up with techniques to capture the essence of beauty with different materials. One example is lost wax casting, a method used by sculptors to create beautiful bronze sculptures with intricate details. But what is this artistic technique, how is it […]


The City That Never Sleeps

11th October 2019 2 minutes read

The city that never sleeps is a true epithet for New York. Probably the most culturally diverse city on the planet its streets are alive with art, music and people. Dating back to the 1980’s a few daring souls decided that art should be for all, not just middle class & predominantly white people attending […]