Next Exhibition – Anthony Smith – Bird Paintings

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Next Exhibition

Bird Paintings by Liverpool wildlife artist Anthony Smith

26th February – 26th March 2016 FREE ENTRY

Preview Thursday 25th February 18:00-21:00pm

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Smoke Puffins – Oil on canvas board 42cm x 70cm

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Artist Statement

“My exhibition features thirty oil paintings and watercolours that I have painted over the last couple of years. A few are from trips made to Lindisfarne, Pembroke and Oban but most are from locations nearer to home. Many of the paintings are actually inspired by my looking out of my kitchen window. In my paintings I try to recreate the experience f me seeing the bird, some of them busy and noisy and soe very quiet and still. Often the noise and smell of an encounter are important factors and therefore demands that things are painted with warts and all in order to give the viewer a sense of the moment I am experiencing when producing my work.”

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David Bowie | 1947 – 2016

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Life on Mars – Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary

Bowie by Louis Sidoli / Brushed Aluminium / 109 x 109cm / 2 of 6 / Framed / £1,750
Bowie by Louis Sidoli / Brushed Aluminium / 109 x 109cm / 2 of 6 / Framed / £1,750

40″ x 40″

Ink and lacquer on brushed aluminium semi reflective surface with ultra high gloss finish.

Price: £1,750

Annette Dunn – New Exhibition – 7th January to 6th February 2016

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Emulsion-paint artist Annette Dunn holds her first ever solo exhibition – in Liverpool

Exhibition runs Friday 8 January – Saturday 6 February 2016

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A Liverpool artist who creates stunning contemporary paintings using emulsion paints bought from B & Q is holding her first ever solo exhibition in the city.

Annette Dunn from Allerton already has paintings featured on the respected Saatchi Gallery’s on-line site, as well as sculptures at the Chelsea based Walton Fine Arts Gallery.

But she is assembling the biggest ever collection of her works for her debut solo exhibition at Liverpool’s View Two Gallery at 23 Mathew Street.

Her show opens with a viewing event on Thursday evening (7 Jan) , with the exhibition opening Friday (8 Jan) at noon.

Annette’s painting talents first emerged as a teenager at school in Huyton. But she left school without any qualifications, later discovering she was dyslectic, and her talents unfilled.

In her 20s she enrolled on an art foundation course at Liverpool’s Mabel Fletcher College, studying at the same time to gain a clutch of ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels she had missed out on at school.

Annette more or less put art onto the back-burner, after gaining degrees and diplomas from both Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool. That led to a career in nursing and then social work. Her interest in painting was rekindled when her mum Jane was terminally ill.

“My mum always knew I had this love for art and it was her dying wish that I should take up painting. So I decided to fulfil mum’s wish and I have been painting and creating sculptures ever since.”

Inspired by Picasso, Dali, Jasper Johns, and Jackson Pollock, Annette describes her paintings as eclectic. Often events such as the weather will inspire a piece of work, or a major event or happening.

She says: “I am interested in abstract expressionism and post war art. My work reflects social and environmental issues, like climate change and women’s issues. I apply different styles to my work. For me the use of colour, form and emotional content is of the upmost importance to be conveyed to the viewer. With a blank canvas, inspiration, emotion, passion and hard work, the end product is formed.”

As well as those emulsion paints, Annette also uses acrylics and water colours.
“I hit on the idea of using everyday household paint to create striking what I call ‘over-the-sofa’ paintings. These look great against a plain wall in the home,” said Annette.

For a while Annette was based at the ‘old’ Bluecoat in what was called the Tyson Smith studio. There she gained inspiration from artist Terry Mc Gunicle and sculptor Terry McDermott. She now works from her Allerton home or in a studio in Duke Street.

 

Faces in Clouds – height: 2′ 1″ x width: 2′ 7″

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Interested in Abstract expressionism and post war art. The work reflects social and environmental issues, like climate change and women’s issues. Many different styles are applied to the work. The use of colour, form and emotional content is of the upmost importance to be conveyed to the viewer.

Her main focus is one of progression.

Influences include Picassio, Dali, Jasper Johns, and Jackson Pollock.

With a blank canvas, inspiration, emotion, passion and hard work, are how the end product is formed.

Evening Lark Lane Paintings – Dominic Burkhalter

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“Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add”. Camille Pissaro

Andy’s Fish and Chip Shop (the best in Liverpool) – Painted November 2015

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New York Paintings – Dominic Burkhalter

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New York Paintings  – Exhibition – 4th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016

Greenwich Village Restaurant, Carmine Street – September

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Click on thumbnails below to view further New York paintings from Dominic Burkhalter.

http://www.dominicburkhalter.com

 

New York Paintings

These series of New York paintings were based on a visit to the city this September.

The architecture in New York has inspired many artists, it’s a city with very warm autumn sunshine that gives the viewer a huge range of colours in the strong light and dark shadows.

I find New York the most European of US cities, and I have been lucky enough to have visited the city five times over the years. The first time was the same week that the Woody Allen film ‘Manhattan’ was released and myself and my brother were visiting as part of a Greyhound bus tour around America, it was a great film and I still remember walking out the cinema in Manhattan at the end of the film to see all the scenes from the film around us. The city and the film had a great effect on me, and probably even more on my brother who now lives there!

The paintings were painted September and October 2015.

 

Dom Burkhalter’s Profile

Dom’s painting influences include both his parents and tutors at Art School that were Keith Mickelwright at the Bournemouth College of Art and Patrick George and Euan Uglow at the Slade School of Art in the 1980s.

The English tradition of landscape of painting of Turner to Patrick George has held the strongest technical influence over Dom’s work, with the English and Swiss mixture of understated and accurate drawing holding the greatest sway.

Growing up in the Dorset countryside in the 1970s can but not have had a strong influence, that and the novels of Thomas Hardy seep in to the unconscious and are there for good like it or not!….with the local town being Lyme Regis in the 1970s Dom worked for John Fowels the author in the local museum and was there to see the filming of the French Lieutenants Woman along the Cobb. Film is another great love and influence on Dom’s work.

Dom’s father was a Swiss tour guide who had the travel bug which was passed on to him. He has travelled widely and the landscapes painted will reflect his favourite parts of the world.

For twenty-five years Dom has worked in the digital area, from the early days of a web sites and CD-ROMs to the current world of apps and mobile technology. He’s now returning to the world of painting and giving the world of Photoshop and project plans a break.

Anthony Taylor, 23rd October – 21st November

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See video introduction to the exhibition.

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Nerja, African Man Reading, Oil on Canvas 2015

Anthony Taylor is an artist working within the field of modern figurative painting.

He exhibits throughout the North and his work is in both public and private collections.

Frequent visits to Spain , to the town of Nerja, have inspired much of his recent work.

http://www.anthonytaylorart.co.uk

Peter Crabtree – landscapes

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Peter Crabtree  – landscape with mountain.

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Price: £1,250

Louis Sidoli

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David Bowie

Life on Mars – Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary

by Louis Sidoli
by Louis Sidoli

40″ x 40″

Ink and lacquer on brushed aluminium semi reflective surface with ultra high gloss finish.

Price: £1,750

Dominic Burkhalter – Liverpool in a new light.

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Location: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE www.viewtwogallery.co.uk

Exhibition Dates: 14th August – 17th October 2015

The gallery is open Friday & Saturdays 12:00 – 17:00 and at other times by appointment Preview:

Thursday 13th August 2015