New Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Prints

We are delighted to be able to announce the release of an exclusive collection of 5 new images from the UK’s most popular, and yet most controversial, contemporary artists.

The exclusive 5 new images 3 of which were taken from the Love, Devotion and Surrender exhibition shown at the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery in June 2006 are each limited to a very small edition of only 250 copies worldwide. A stunning example of Vettriano’s work, these chosen images are already popular with his many fans and in particular featured in the collection is one of the most meaningful paintings to Jack, ‘Long Time Gone’ which features Methil power station which is scheduled to be demolished soon.

Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.

In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition; both were accepted and sold on the first day. The following year, an equally enthusiastic reaction greeted the three paintings, which he entered for the prestigious Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy and his new life as an artist began from that point on.

Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano’s work has grown consistently. There have been sell-out solo exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong and New York.

2004 was an exceptional year in Vettriano’s career; his best known painting, The Singing Butler was sold at Sotheby’s for close to £750,000; he was awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts and was the subject of a South Bank Show documentary, entitled ‘Jack Vettriano: The People’s Painter’.

From 1994-2007, Vettriano was represented by Portland Gallery in London but the relationship ended in June 2007. Since then, Vettriano has been focusing on a variety of private projects, including the launch of a new book, and painting of a portrait of Zara Phillips as part of a charity fund-raising project for Sport Relief, the experience of which was captured in a documentary broadcast on BBC1 in March 2008.

Vettriano divides his time between his homes in Fife, London and Nice.

The Life of Fabian Perez

Born in 1967, Fabian grew up outside Buenos Aires in a turbulent world of political upheaval during the post-Peron military regime. Such a childhood could not fail to impact on every area of his life including his artistic ethos, especially when taken in conjunction with his unconventional upbringing.

At the age of 9 he became fascinated with the paintbrush, and using watercolors and tempera he painted portraits of his friends and family. His mother, Edua Herreria, a beautiful Brazilian women, met his father, a handsome and charismatic ladies’ man, Antonio Perez, in the late 1950’s, in Campana, a small city outside Buenos Aires. They married and had four children of whom Fabian is the youngest.

Edua was the creative force in Fabian’s life and Antonio was the inspiration for his work. Fabian witnessed his father’s unorthodox and often difficult life, portraying him in his paintings as “the cool guy” outside nightclubs and bordellos. Antonio owned a number of brothels and illegal nightclubs in Campana, and was frequently chased and closed down by the police. Nevertheless the young Fabian was constantly exposed to beautiful women who could seduce a man “simply by lighting a cigarette”. Today we see these “ladies of the night” exquisitely portrayed in many of Fabian’s paintings – memories of his youth and the nightlife he observed.
At the age of 16 Fabian was faced with the loss of his mother and 3 years later the loss of his father. The sadness and despair he experienced left him confused and searching for answers. In 1984 he had crossed paths with the greatest inspiration of his life – Sensei Oscar – who later became his teacher, master, close friend, and father figure. Heartbroken and alone, he therefore found strength and a degree of inner peace through the study of martial arts.

Then in 1987 Fabian set off on a journey that was to last until the the present day. After six months in Rio he took up residence in Padova, near Venice, where he stayed for seven years, studying with Oscar and painting daily before moving on to Okinawa, Japan. He finally decided to experience a different side of life in the USA, and in Los Angeles he worked as a busboy and a model, and ran odd jobs for Universal Studios. With his days full, he painted throughout the night and considers this the most creative period of his life.

In 2001 two art publishers and gallery owners saw and fell in love with an exhibition of Fabian’s work. They met Fabian two days later and they formed a partnership to promote, market and develop Fabian’s career as a fine artist. The collaboration was an overwhelming success; every painting Fabian created was sold immediately and the demand for his work exploded. Today his work is published by DeMontfort Fine Art in the UK.
Fabian wishes not to categorise his style as he does not want to limit himself or his work. His art is simply the passionate expression of his strong romantic feelings. Inspired by what is known in martial arts as the Muga (empty mind), Fabian finds himself in this almost meditative state of mind when he is at work, and the purity of his creativity flows. He now resides in Beverly Hills, California, where he paints, plays soccer, trains and teaches martial arts to close friends. He still travels the world for inspiration.

Why are Doug Hyde Artworks so Popular?

Doug Hyde is well known for recently being named as the UK’s best selling artist, and has often been featured on the BBC news- both national and local. He has also appeared on channel 4 and various radio shows and won the title of ‘The most popular living artist in the UK’ from BBC National News.

Doug Hyde was born in 1972 in Bristol, and throughout his early life was always focused on art, so it was no surprise that this became his chosen career. Doug Hyde’s art is contemporary and very distinctive, his subjects filling the majority of the painting in a bold, larger-than-life style. This ensures the painting achieves maximum impact. Doug Hyde’s artworks are often heart warming and uplifting, stirring a fondness within the viewer for the subject in the painting.

This is Doug Hyde’s aim- to provoke a positive response in people, and his success in this intention has made a huge impact on the British and international art scene. He has also raised money for charity through the sale of his artwork. No wonder his original pastel works have become collector’s items!

At the Enid Hutt Gallery, you can purchase Doug Hyde prints including signed limited edition Doug Hyde prints!

Welcome to Our Blog

The aim of this blog is to keep you up-to date with all that’s happening in the gallery, about the things we are doing or plan to do with our business, our products and our artists and also to broadcast any events in the area from the many art exhibitions and festivals throughout the year.

To get things going, here’s a bit about how we got started.

It all began as a quarterly exhibition, showcasing a fabulous array of internationally renowned artists artwork and wall décor in the family hotel, the Craws Nest Hotel, Anstruther. This was held for many years with an increase of custom every year. After great success, there was much demand for premises, so we opened the Enid Hutt Gallery in 1990 and registered as members of the Fine Art Trade Guild in 1994. Since the beginning we have double the size of our premises enabling us to have an on-site, state of the art workshop where we create stunning framed pieces of artwork and framed objects like football shirts, golf clubs, racing suits and pretty much anything else you can think of and it gives us a better opportunity to show our huge portfolio of artists work and wall décor to its full potential. The gallery stocks an extensive selection of diverse and individual open prints, limited edition prints, hand crafted metal wall art and original works not to mention the mirrors. Our mirrors are made in Europe and the UK by some of the World’s best mirror manufacturers who provide the highest quality wall mirrors available today, all of which can be purchased on our website.

Our website, which started in 2001 has grown from merely a directory of artists work to a full e-commerce website promoting our artwork and mirrors internationally and it’s a great way to see what’s new and happening in the gallery and with our artists.

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