We unveiled a new limited edition from award winning British artist Doug Hyde which represented a heartfelt thank you message to front line carers. Within three hours the edition had sold out, and the original had also been sold at a record breaking price, raising in excess of £100,000 for the NHS Charities Covid 19 Appeal.
The piece, entitled simply ‘Thank You’, features five of Doug’s signature characters clapping for carers against the backdrop of the rainbow which has come to symbolise hope during this global crisis. Doug commented: “ I think this is my proudest achievement as an artist so far to have been able to contribute in this way.” The overwhelming response of thanks from carers but also disappointment at missing out on the edition has led to an unprecedented decision.
For the first time ever Demonfort Fine Art publishers are going to extend an edition. We are increasing our fundraising target to £150,000 by making Thank You an edition of 999, and we are absolutely sure that with your incredible support we will get there together!
Meanwhile, Doug has created a personal thank you to everyone – a line drawing of ‘Thank You’ for children to colour and display in their windows. (Remember to take photos and share the love on social media!)
We are delighted to announce the release of a stunning new limited edition print by Jack Vettriano titled ‘The Big Tease‘. This stunning new edition is a great reflection of the style and composition he is so famously known for.
The new signed limited edition is out from the 1st of April and is priced at £425 Mounted and £575 Framed. Pre-orders have already exceeded
expectations with a large percentage of the edition already
sold at publication this will be a guaranteed sell out not before long. We have a very limited number available in stock and also a number of Original Paintings which available for purchase.
Very occasionally in the art world, one is privileged to witness history in the making. Alexander Millar and his evolution as an artist over the past three years is one such occasion.
Millar, an entirely self-taught artist began his career more than twenty years ago, painting watercolours and taking inspiration from landscape artist Ashley Jackson. But it is arguably in the last three years that Alexander Millar has started to become one of the most significant artists of the contemporary art world.
Starting in 2010, Millar was invited to exhibit at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle; an exhibition which took Millar’s work to new heights. His skilful depiction of buildings, cranes, viaducts and docks which dominate the characters walking or cycling past. These elements of ‘real life’ were increasingly present in the scenes, and he expertly began to pull the story away from single figure or couples, the dads with kids and dogs; to create the big picture, the context.
Being hailed as the Lowry of the north-east by respected art critic Sue Steward was just the beginning for Millar. Following his revered ‘Working Man’ exhibition in Newcastle, Millar went on to exhibit a series of work devoted to the working men and women of Sheffield and its steel industry presenting this work at the Magna Trust, a museum on the site of Templeborough Steelworks.
Now painting towards another major museum show, this collection of London scenes marks a juncture in Millar’s work, as he transitions from ‘gadgie-man’ to an artist who is drawing comparisons to Lowry, Turner and Monet.