Art Show & Summer Sale
8th July - 20th August 2016
Stuckist artists work in a great variety of different ways and different subjects. They are united – like the Surrealists – not by a style, but by a philosophy. The Stuckists' ethos is to be true to life, emotion and experience, and to express this in a direct way through painting to communicate to an audience.
Eamon Everall / Oil on canvas / 65cm x 45cm
Andrew Galbraith/ Oil on canvas / 70cm x 50cm
Peter Murphy / Egg temper and gold leaf / 16.5" x 19"
Highlight exhibition video presented by The Stuckists co-founder Charles Thomson
Peter Murphy presents his painting
'All You Need is Love Ono Lennon'
Charles Thomson talks Stuckism and views on the commercial art world.
13th May - 18th June 2016
Helen Conway’s mixed media stitched textiles are inspired by graffiti, urban landscapes and experiences of transition. Fragmented graffiti tags form the background to street scenes, this broken text represents the difficulties of communication experienced by immigrants and the struggles of individuals to establish their identity in changing and impersonal city environments.
Liverpool Docks and the Overhead Railway / Stitched textiles / 35cm x 35cm
Urban Scrawl promo video
Brick Lane – Mixed media, stitched textiles
26th February - 26th March 2016
Smoke Puffins - Oil on canvas board, 42cm x 70cm
“My exhibition features thirty oil paintings and water colours 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, inspired by looking out of my kitchen window. In my paintings I try to recreate the experience of me seeing the bird, some of them busy and noisy and some very quiet and still.
In 1988 I won the 'Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Fine Art Award' at the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, where I was also Runner-up in the 'Natural World Art Award'.
I am a regular exhibitor at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (N.E.W.A.) and my work can be found in collections in America, Europe and Japan."
Winter Thrushes - Watercolour, 67cm x 56cm
Article by Larry Neild
It's taken more than 30 years, Liverpool artist Stephen Smith is finally staging his debut exhibition.
The award winning 'bird man of Tarbock' started to draw and sketch birds he spotted outside the windows of the family home in the rural belt just beyond the city boundary. And that was when he was aged just three.
It was in 1984, graduating from the art school at the old Liverpool Poly that he became a professional artist, and he has been capturing wildlife, in sketches, watercolours, acrylics and oils ever since.
In 1988 Anthony won the ‘Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Fine Art Award’ at the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, where he was also Runner-up in the ‘Natural World Art Award’.
He is a regular exhibitor at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (N.E.W.A.) and his paintings can be found in collections in America, Europe and Japan.”
Although his work has been featured in many exhibitions, Stephen’s incredible art has never been seen as a collection.
That will all change when the first ever exhibition of more than 30 of his paintings takes place at Liverpool independent gallery, View Two at 23 Mathew Street.
He said: “It is just something I never got round to doing, but I have always wanted an exhibition of my work. I am delighted my debut solo exhibition will be in Liverpool.
“I was drawing and sketching pretty much as soon as I was walking. I just loved to copy pictures from books. I still have some of those drawings.
“It was something I kept up all through my school life, then to the polytechnic and as soon as I graduated I started to paint as a freelance.”
At one exhibition he met somebody from Chester Zoo, and that opened the door to a new artistic direction. He was hired, and remains, as the zoo’s official artist.
It meant him rubbing shoulders, almost, with elephants,zebras, lizards and other inhabitants at the zoo.
Recently he has completed a massive task of producing pictures of every specie at the zoo, more than 400 pictures altogether.
With an opening event on Thursday, March 25 (6pm till 9pm). The free exhibition is open Fridays and Saturdays, noon until 5pm (other times by appointment) until March 25.
“The exhibition features paintings and watercolours that I 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, inspired by looking out of the kitchen window, “ said Anthony who also ventured to the Mersey shoreline, around Oglet and Hale.
“In my paintings I try to recreate the experience of me seeing the bird, some of them busy and noisy and some very quiet and still.”
Over The Sofa
8th January - 6th February 2016
Interstellar – Emulsion on canvas 82cm x 120cm
Contemporary artist Annette Dunn holds her first ever solo exhibition in Liverpool, using emulsion paints brought from B&Q to create her works.
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.
Originally from Allerton, Anette 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.
This is Anette Dunn's largest assembling collection of works for her debut solo exhibition at the Liverpool Mathew Street View Two Gallery.