We are delighted to introduce a new artist to our collection of original artwork, Cecilia Forrest. Cecilia studied Graphic Design in London during the mid eighties, and returned to the Glasgow art scene where she worked as both designer and artist.
Cecilia works in oils with a mixed palette of monochromes and vibrant hues, her figurative and heart warming tenement scapes are inspired by Glasgow past and present highlighting Cecilia’s offbeat humour, while injecting a sentiment to the imagery that resonates over the generation gap.
Since dedicating herself to painting full-time, Cecilia’s work is exhibited regularly, gaining wide interest and more recently, has been bought for collections abroad, One such owner of several of Cecilia’s Glasgow lifestyle pieces is Torchwood and Desperate Housewives star, John Barrowman.
Our current collection of Cecilia’s work can be viewed in the gallery and also online on our website.
We will also be exhibiting at the Aberdeen Art Fair. The fair runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th August with the private viewing taking place Friday night 16th August at 6pm to 9pm.
If you would like to attend the private viewing please contact us.
Aberdeen Art Fair
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.
The stunning collection of London scenes are available as limited edition prints, signed and numbered by the artist in only 95 edition. If you would like to view the new collection click here to visit our website.
We’ve decided to make a few changes to the way you can browse through our original artwork, limited editions and mirrors online. With such an extensive range of artists and mirrors we wondered how can we improve the ease of searching on our website. The idea of a refine-by menu came about which made it simple to choose something you like and then adding or removing an attribute making it easier for the user to find exactly what they’re looking. When looking for art and mirrors it’s difficult, there’s so many styles, sizes and colours to choose from. With our new refine by menu you can simply select a category and then refine your selection by choosing other attributes…it also tells you how many items are in each selection giving you the widest choice right in front of your eyes.
We’re also making it that little easier to browse online with your mobile device.
With our new mobile enhanced website you can browse away on the move. Before you could use the website on your mobile but would have had to zoom in and out on your selection. With our new mobile compatible website you don’t have to – It’s just like the main one, just much easier to browse and look at pictures. As soon as its ready to use we will let you know. Keep checking back for updates.
Don’t forget to add our website to your home screen if your using an iPod, iPad or iPhone. It makes it even easier to connect to our website. In Safari just click the arrow next to the address bar and then ‘Add to Homescreen’.
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