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New In The Gallery for Spring 2017

Iain Faulkner - Reunion (Signed Limited Edition Print)
Iain Faulkner – Reunion (Signed Limited Edition Print)

There are some stunning new pieces of art arriving in the gallery this week, and with the Glasgow Art Fair quickly approaching there will be more to follow.

Hamish Blakely - The World Stands Still (Signed Limited Edition)
Hamish Blakely – The World Stands Still (Signed Limited Edition Print)

We have new releases from the likes of Jack Vettriano with ‘The Big Tease’ and Ron Lawson with his new grey sky collection – Two of the biggest selling artists in the UK! We also have a stunning collection of new limited edition art from some of the UK’s top published artists, Robert Oxley, Hamish Blakely, Paul Kenton and Bob Barker, not to forget our current favourite Iain Faulkner.

Robert Oxley - Walk With Me (Signed Limited Edition)
Robert Oxley – Walk With Me (Signed Limited Edition)

Original art is fast becoming the preferred option and Enid Hutt Gallery have a vast array of different styles and prices to suit the first time buyer as well as established collectors. Our more affordable collections come from established and up-and-coming artists like Katie Bell and Stuart Herd respectively, with works from as little as £250 up to £1,200+ and with the standard of work coming through they would be deemed as ‘a bargain’ by many.

Stuart McAlpine Miller - Space Invader (Original Oil on Canvas)
Stuart McAlpine Miller – Space Invader (Original Oil on Canvas)

If one is more likely to buy for investment, we have a wealth of experience stretching over 30 years in the art market, our directors have had the privilege to grow up with many of the top artists of today and with this knowledge we can guide any potential investor to a sound investment in art.

Our portfolio of artists specifically noted for investment lie strongly with the like of Jack Vettriano, Iain Faulkner, Gerard M. Burns, DOM and Stuart McAlpine Miller. Ranging from £5-10,000 up to larger works at £2-300,000, we usually have a collection of pieces

The Big Tease - Jack Vettriano (Original Oil on Canvas)
The Big Tease – Jack Vettriano (Original Oil on Canvas)

available for viewing and appointments can be made on request to view original works by these amazing artists.

You can browse our website to get a good idea of the kind of work we stock and if there is anything particular you are interested in please do not hesitate to drop us an email or why not pick up the phone.

 

WEB – EnidHuttGallery.com

Email – sales@enidhuttgallery.com

Kirkcaldy – Tel: 01592 643227
Aberdeen – Tel: 01224 643500

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How to Look After Artwork & Paintings

A painting should never be taken for granted; taking care of your art is essential.

When we think of the care-taking of art, we imagine intensive treatments, masks, little brushes, and lots of time consuming hard work. Well, that’s certainly true of restoration work, and during the course of a piece of art’s long life, it does have enemies. Knocks, tears, staining, environmental and pest damage can take its toll. But by following a few tips and tricks, you can enjoy your painting for many years to come, and protect your investment.

One of the worst offenders for damaging art is moving. Occasionally to a different room, but especially to a new property. The key to this is working out how to move the artwork, and where to move it to, first. Don’t be afraid to ask for extra help if needed, particularly for larger pieces.

Take time to ensure that the corners of the frame or canvas are adequately protected. It’s always best to wear gloves when handling paintings, as the oils from your fingers can cause damage to certain finishes. If possible, try not to leave your paintings in storage for extended periods.

This takes us to the dangers that come from all sorts of creepy-crawlies, which can cause a real headache for collectors. Apologies in advance for any itchiness that reading this may cause!

These bugs enjoy warm, humid and dark places. If you have your painting stored in a place that is rarely visited this is even more likely to make your art an attractive food source for moths, worms and beetles. If kept in storage, a regular inspection is essential to make ensure your art is unaffected.

The environment in which your painting is displayed is also incredibly important. Keep your painting out of direct sunlight. The ultraviolet rays will cause the painting to fade over time. Your painting should be hung in a cool, dry spot, free from strong sunlight passing over it.

It seems that there are a lot of things to remember, but by just being protective of your painting this will become second nature.

How a Mirror can change the look and feel of a room

We’re all aware that mirrors can have an ability to change how we see a room and the space within it. Oddly though, it seems that a lot of people are missing the trick. Mirrors are seen as purely functional items. They help with making us look presentable before we leave the house, certainly. However, with a little thought behind the shape of the mirror, and where they’re placed, the difference can be incredible.

One of the oldest tricks in the book is placing a mirror directly opposite a door or window. Naturally reflecting the light creates this wonderful illusion of broader spaces. It seems obvious when you think about it; it makes perfect sense, and is farly easy to achieve.

What of the odd shapes of room? The awkward walls and elongated spaces?

Sometimes it’s those peculiar nooks and crannies that attract us to a house. But those very individualities can be a headache when we try to get creative. Surprisingly, it’s not such a pain to enhance those dificult rooms. Long corridors and thin rooms lend themselves to this very well. By placing a mirror on the longest wall, the impression of depth is added, and the shorter walls are balanced out.

When we take away the purely functional aspect of the mirror, a new world opens up to us, and our homes unfold in beautiful and interesting new ways.

Bring Some Warmth to Your Room This Winter

Just because there’s a wintry chill outside doesn’t mean your home décor has to follow suit. The beginning of the year is a time that many home owners decide their home needs a fresh look.
By simply placing some art prints or metal wall sculptures on your walls, they can actually make quite an impact. Wall art is a necessary accessory in your home and is great to tie in with the room’s style and colour accent. In order to get the maximum effect in terms of adding character and focal point to the room, you need to decide where and how you want to hang them.
Below are some suggestions to help you decide how to get the best effects from your pictures:-

Modern Gallery Look: To create a modern art gallery feel, particularly nice in hallways, lobbies and stairwells, give each piece ample breathing room. Stand at the center of the first piece and take one swift, or two small steps along the wall. This is a good center for the next piece.

Above a Sofa: When placing artwork above furniture such as a sofa, you need to hang the picture about six to nine inches above the sofa, or at eye level depending on the size.

Cluster Arrangements: Tightly group an even number of pictures together to give a statement or a focal point. This works on either large or small wall spaces, depending on the look you want.

In a row: By placing an odd number of pictures in a horizontal line to each other gives balance and the sense of space. This works particularly well in hallways or stairwells.

By deciding where and how to hang your pictures, whether it be a tight cluster or a single print above a sofa, you can then determine the size and shape of the pictures you need to buy. You can even mix and match different styles to create a unique style of your own. For example if living in an older style building but have a more modern decor, you can simply have modern artwork framed in older style frames or even have an elaborate decorative mirror as the focal point above your sofa or fireplace.

If you’re looking for new artwork, now is the perfect time to look at buying, our sale is now on with discounts of up to 50% and many top artists with 20% off including Doug Hyde, Neil Dawson, Artisan House and Henderson Cisz as well as 10% off originals. Don’t miss out, sale ends 31st January and we deliver our wall decor uk and worldwide.

Last Minute Gifts – Be Original

At the Enid Hutt Gallery you can place your orders right up until Monday 22nd December to ensure pre-Christmas delivery. So don’t feel guilty as you still have time!

We have just received delivery of some fantastic new original artwork by some of the UK’s best up and coming artists such as David Renshaw, Kerry Darlington and Daniel Burns to name a few. These originals are all framed ready to brighten up any wall this winter. Click here to view our originals.

As well as our new collection of original artwork, new mirrors arrived yesterday (Thursday) in various styles including Art Deco, Modern and Traditional. Mirrors are especially great for the darker winter nights and create extra light and even give the illusion of extra space in any room or hallway. To view our mirrors click here.

On our website you don’t have to worry about whether an item is in stock or not, it’s updated in real time and when an item is sold out it will show against the product, giving you the peace of mind that if it says it’s in stock, it is and you will get your artwork or mirror in time for Christmas.

If you really are unsure of what to buy or have any queries why not give us a call and one of our highly knowledgeable staff can help you make the right choice. Or you can simply email us via our contact page and we will get right back to you.

All at the Enid Hutt Gallery would like to wish all its customers and visitors a very merry Christmas.

Just In Time for Christmas


We are delighted to launch a brand new range of cufflinks from three of our top selling artists.
These unique silver enamelled cufflinks perfectly compliment pictures from some of your favourite artists and provide the perfect gift in this busy period running up to Christmas. They also make a great little add on to any piece you may be buying by the three artists; Caroline Shotton, Peter Smith and Sarah Graham.
Due to the limited availability of the cufflinks and the sell out success received from previous releases, we expect them to sell out incredibly quickly so please be quick to avoid disappointment.
They are priced at £35.00 each and come in a lovely black box with the artists signature embossed in silver on top.

Invest in Art

Art critics and financial experts are in agreement and according to ‘Alvin Hall’s World of Money’ (BBC Radio 4, August 2008) the art market is enjoying a miracle year. Godfrey Barker of the Evening Standard commented that ‘when the stock market under performs, the art market starts singing and dancing’. There was strong evidence to back this claim when a recent Sotheby’s auction of Damian Hirst’s work raised over £70 million. Barker believes that the art market will continue to defy the current trends and will remain buoyant. To find out more about investing in art, contact us to make an appointment with one of our expert art consultants, or drop by the gallery.

At the Enid Hutt Gallery we offer limited edition prints for purchase by artists who’s original artwork may be out of reach financially. Today’s modern printing techniques combined with the finest light-fast inks and beautiful art paper or canvas, give a result that could only have been dreamed of just a few years ago and mean you don’t have to compromise when buying a limited edition print.

Sometimes a limited edition is the only choice if one is ever to own a piece by say Jack Vettriano, Todd White or Alexander Millar Of course, everyone would like to have an original but when that can cost anything up to between five and ten times as much as a limited edition it is simply unrealistic for most. I once spoke with a lady who’s friend was gifted a painting by a world famous artist and unfortunately had to return it as they could not afford the insurance to cover it. So not only are some original pieces out of reach financially but even keeping one could be too.

Personally I would prefer a good quality limited edition print over a cheap original but many lesser expensive originals are by excellent up and coming artists so you have to define what is ‘cheap’.

If you ever do purchase, it must be of value to you personally as well, it has to jump out and grab you and of course price is another consideration, but if I had the choice between an original by an unknown artist or a limited edition print by say Jack Vettriano, I would go for the Vettriano.

It will always be argued that limited editions are not a good investment. The answer to that is simple. No art, original or otherwise, is a guaranteed investment but is a great one if you calculate the value of pleasure it will give you over the years. It is well reported, that most often than not, limited edition prints by well established artists which are sold after the edition is sold out, make a considerable price increase, even double the original value.