Tag: art exhibitions

Spotlight: Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’

Spotlight: Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French artist who only started painting at age 35, and only seriously in his early 40’s after a lifetime as a tax collector. Ridiculed by his critics throughout this life, and regarded as an eccentric, Rousseau won a great following […]

Spotlight: Hals’ ‘The Laughing Cavalier’

Spotlight: Hals’ ‘The Laughing Cavalier’

Hals (1582-1666) was a Dutch Golden Age Painter who lived and worked near Haarlem. He was the son of a cloth merchant and studied under the Mannerist painter Van Mander whose influence really isn’t evident in Hals’ body of work. Hals is instrumental in developing […]

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

William Hogarth’s life is a true rags-to riches story. Born into a poor middle class family, his father was an unsuccessful schoolmaster and spent time in prison for paid debts. Hogarth (1697-1764) however rose the ranks of London society, and after training as an engraver, […]

Spotlight: Ting’s ‘Ladies With Parrots’

Spotlight: Ting’s ‘Ladies With Parrots’

Walasse Ting (1929-2010) is a expressive Chinese-American artist who forged a successful international artistic career when he moved to France in 1952 then New York in 1957. Cheerful, colourful and vibrant, Walasse’s work is a testament to his love for women, flowers, birds and animals. […]

Spotlight: Kahn’s ‘High-Intensity Landscape’

Spotlight: Kahn’s ‘High-Intensity Landscape’

Wolf Kahn (born 1927) forged a successful international artistic career in America depicting sensual and colourful landscapes. Moved my the  musicality of his childhood, his father was a notable musician, conductor, composer and teacher who fled with his family to New York when Hitler came […]

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Kew Gardens – what a treat. It has all the standard wildlife spotting that one can expect in a british park these days – the odd moorhen, Canada goose, ducks and squirrels. More than that, you will be confronted with some of the world’s most celebrated […]

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Now I love art history and I can tolerate the driest of history programmes (much to Tom’s boredom) but even I find art museums can often be hit-and-miss. Fortunately for us both (poor Tom) every aspect of this museum surpassed expectations. Firstly, the building is […]

Events This Summer

Events This Summer

I am excited to announce that I will be showing at the Romsey Show 2017 and The Wiltshire Show 2017, as well as at a couple of events in West London in the early autumn. Watch this space for more!