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Five Fine Art Favourites: September 2022

Five Fine Art Favourites: September 2022

/ Wednesday 5th of October, 2022

Reflecting the sentiment and anticipation of the cooler months ahead, we share our five fine art favourites for the month of September. 


1. ‘Figs and Stilton’ by Colin Wilson. Acrylic on panel. 11” x 14”. £2,950.

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“I’m quite partial to everything in this painting, preferably whilst relaxing by an open fire on a dark winter’s eve. An artwork of infallible harmony, every element of this extrodianry still life painting is consummately placed, creating balance and an effortless sense of elegance. A flawless contemporary classic.”


2. ‘At Day’s End’ by Stephen Hawkins. Oil on canvas. 12” x 16”. £1,185

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“Stephen is a superb painter, renowned for his use of light. A decidedly autumnal wood, this piece is rich in tone, brought to life in painterly fashion, with confident, unerring brushstrokes and the artist’s evident affection for the subject. The hounds, the hunters, the fading wintry light - it is a perfect scene.”


3. ‘Somewhere in Between’ by Tina Spratt. Oil on canvas. 22” x 36”. £7,250

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

"A masterfully orchestrated symphony of rich texture, colour and light, Tina's newest painting is truly breathtaking to behold. On the surface, yes, it is aesthetically astounding; yet when you look further, intriciate details unveil a deeper narrative that exhudes simultaneous strength and vulnerability. Tina is known for compositions that are refreshingly complex, and this is no exception."


4. ‘Beach Studio’ by Mike Hall. Acrylic on board. 12” x 14”. £795

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.

“This piece by Mike is so evocative of a working studio and the quiet, determined efforts of an artist, to return day-in-day-out to the same piece of work. I have a strong suspicion the artist of this particular studio has simply popped out to make a cup of tea, soon to settle back into the rhythms and toil of their latest painting.”


5. ‘One Morning in Staithes’ by Michael John Ashcroft. Oil on panel. 10” x 12”. £1,200

Chosen by: Sarah Pearson Short, Gallery Assistant.

“We so often visit Staithes as a family and it’s a place that brings up many fond memories. Michael’s painting captures the timeless qualities of the village that make visiting it feel so special. I look at this scene and feel as if I am breathing in fresh sea air.”


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.