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Five Fine Art Favourites: January 2023

Five Fine Art Favourites: January 2023

/ Sunday 29th of January, 2023

Moving brightly into the new year, we share five of our favourite new acquisitions this January. 


1. ‘The Midnight Fleet’ by Alex Hill. Oil on panel. 44” x 16”. £2,485

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“The grandeur of Alex’s latest work reminds me of the rich tradition of marine painting throughout art history. Here is an artist who expertly translates that legacy, bringing the scope, fascination, and endeavouring spirit of this classic genre into the present day. A sublime, panoramic centrepiece for traditionalists and contemporary art lovers alike.”


2. ‘Freshly Fallen Snow’ by Terry Evans. Oil on canvas. 16” x 16”. £880

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“It is the mark of a great artist, to be able to faithfully replicate water’s elusive surface. Terry commands the subject with aplomb. The waters that have gathered here shine, reflecting the seasonal shift in the natural world, from autumn to winter, as the trees shed their fiery leaves, and all prepare for the slumber of the colder months.”


3. ‘Drinks in the Courtyard’ by Mike Hall. Acrylic on board. 12” x 14”. £795

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

"Mike's paintings always seem so painfully inviting, but this painting leaves me positively aching with longing. Particularly in the depths of January, it provides a momentary, much-needed escape, effortlessly offering the light, warmth and hope of happy summer days to come. Between the cerulean sea and softly swinging shadows of the tree overhead, one is quickly lulled into a blissfully hypnotic and tranquil trance."


4. ‘Morning Flock’ by Stephen Hawkins. Oil on canvas. 30” x 12”. £1,750

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.

“The hues of the waking world are captured so beautifully in Stephen’s pastoral landscape. The warmth of the rising sun touches the backs of the flock and the pastures they graze, flecking the scene with gold and amber. While above, the remains of a cold night recently passed linger in the crisp blue sky.”


5. ‘Moonlight Moor’ by Andrew Grant Kurtis. Oil on panel. 12” x 12”. £880

Chosen by: Sarah Pearson Short, Gallery Assistant.

“With echoes of Impressionism, Andrew’s pulsating landscape offers something new. His moorland is rich and enigmatic, reminiscent of the wild, spectral landscapes present in the novels of the Brontë sisters. I have been drawn back to this painting again and again, without being able to put my finger on why exactly. For me, this is the epitome of art’s mystery and allure, embodied wholly in Moonlight Moor.”


To find out more of our favourites, visit the gallery, drop us an email or strike up a conversation with a member of our friendly team on our live chat.