With the festive season upon us, we share the artwork that has uplifted and warmed us this month.
Chosen by: Philip Short, Director
“Having lived and worked in London for many years, it is certainly a city close to my heart and Andrew perfectly captures its particular charm. With a fiery sun cutting through a hazy sky, the Thames is set alight to dazzling effect. With a daring palette and dynamic technique, Andrew triumphantly suffuses his painting with the chaos, excitement, and grandeur of the capital.”
Chosen by: Alan Short, Director
“It wouldn’t be Christmas without a seasonal Gordon Lees and Fading Light of a Winter’s Eve is a truly masterful painting, though I would expect nothing less of Gordon. It is a delightful scene, softly lit, picturesque – it is reminiscent of the kind of snowfall I remember as a child. A real winter warmer of a painting.”
Chosen by: Sarah Short, Gallery Assistant.
“Terry’s Autumn Reflections is just exquisite. Brought to life with his signature impasto technique, the painting really is something to behold in the flesh. The longer you study the intricate work and revel in the kaleidoscope of fiery autumnal colours, the more you find yourself in awe of the spectacle.”
Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.
“There is a quality to Caroline’s work that is hard to put your finger on, an atmosphere that is impregnated with both intrigue and tranquillity. Lily Bouquet is a painting of dauntless silence, beckoning you to trace a finger along the hem of the delicate tablecloth, or smell the lily-perfumed air, or crack the spine of The Goldfinch. A fascinating still life of perfect balance and faultless execution.”
Chosen by: All
“Who could fail to be charmed by this little adventurer? Sat aloft a stack of travel tomes, passport at the ready, khaki’s freshly starched, this little bear is ready to live up to his name. The Explorer brims with humour, wit, warmth and innocence – but remember, a bear’s not just for Christmas.”
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