William Brown – Some newly discovered work

North African paintings & charcoals

‘The design of his pictures might be glaringly simple, the colour dazzlingly pure and his calligraphy instantly readable by a child, but the meanings remain tantalisingly elusive.’  Laura Gascoigne ( ‘From under the bed’  2009 exhibition at The Art Shop)

Our current exhibition ‘Some newly discovered work’ runs until 22nd September. This is a rare chance to see work by the late William Brown, the prolific, uncompromising and fearless painter and printmaker.

See a selection of images below showing work in the gallery. Visit our exhibition page to see more examples of work available to buy.


Showcasing New Jewellery

Amanda Caines  – Fine melted aluminium, amethyst chip and brass ring  £135

Alongside our current exhibition we have a small supporting show of innovative, distinctive, very wearable, one-off jewellery pieces by Amanda Caines and Syann van Niftrik.

Visit their individual  artist‘s page to see more examples of work and read more below for a few selected pieces being worn…


George Rowlett – A Given Glory

George Rowlett – Marion’s Sweetpeas, Midday Light (Cobalt Blue) – oil on board 36 x 24″

Our new show A Given Glory – George Rowlett’s Flower Paintings opened on 22nd June to a joyous response.

More usually known for his thick, sumptuous, glowing landscape paintings, George  brings the same intense energy and lightness of touch to this collection of flower paintings. Their first showing in Wales, and in fact, some of the paintings are being seen for the very first time.

George and his wife, Marion came down for the opening. He particularly liked his work hung in one of the rooms which was specially painted for Peter Greenaway’s exhibition in 2005. Seen here, the colour, by the way, is Michael Harding’s Artists Oil viridian mixed with cobalt green.

Cornelia O’Donovan RCA – New paintings

Cornelia O’Donovan – Suddenly in Tembling Opal –  mixed media on canvas 158 x 100cm

Cornelia O’Donovan, who studied illustration at the Royal College of Art and is primarily a printmaker, recently turned her attentions to painting for our current mixed show Painters & Printmakers. Her large paintings have been selling so successfully, that yesterday a series of three beautiful new canvases arrived… see more below


Diamond Jubilee 2012

Vintage bunting

To celebrate our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we have festooned our shop with vintage bunting from George VI’s Coronation, hung garlands of hand-cut and decorated paper flags in our windows, and filled baskets with white lupins.

Visit us on Saturday, we are closed as usual on Monday and for the Tuesday bank holiday. If we don’t see you, have a wonderful Jubilee day…


Painters & Printmakers

Cornelia O’Donovan – The Deep Twilight of Rest – oil & mixed media on canvas 103 x 103cm  £2,400

Our new show opened on Friday 4th May. Such a delight putting this work together. A cacophony of styles, processes and influences.

In ‘Painters & Printmakers’ you will see limited edition etchings, linocuts, wood engravings and lithographs. Paintings, drawings, stone carvings and embroidery.

Marks of Intent

Helen Booth – Landscapes – oil on canvas

See gallery images here from ‘Marks of Intent‘ by painters, Nicky Hodge and Helen Booth (winner of a  Pollack Krasner Award).

Exhibiting alongside are ceramics by prestigious makers such as  Wally Keeler, Helen Beard and Kaori Tatebayashi. You can also see a small collection of jewellery by Syann van Niftrik, Marlene McKibbin and Amanda Caines.

Don’t forget our book section upstairs in the gallery, where you can browse a small but carefully chosen selection of Art and Design books…


Marks of Intent

Helen Booth – Persephone – oil on canvas 75 x 94cm

Great news for Helen Booth, one of the two artists showing in  ‘Marks of Intent‘, who last week was selected to receive a Pollock Krasner Award for her painting. This is a very prestigious award given to her for Artistic Merit. Very few British Artists have been awarded this accolade; her paintings have now been added to a very elite list of British recipients.

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are both incredibly important figures in American Abstract Expressionism. When Lee Krasner died in 1984 she stipulated that their marital estate be used to set up the Pollock Krasner Foundation. An Arts Foundation for the sole purpose of supporting talented artists both in the USA and also internationally.

The Artist & The Decorated Goose Egg

We have filled our window with artist decorated goose eggs by illustrators, painters, jewellers, printmakers, stone-carvers and ceramic artists. Each one is unique, quirky and beautiful. Each a little piece of art to be treasured. These eggs are blown and very robust.

All eggs are for sale.

Happy Easter to you all…

Louise Brosnan RCA. Handmade ceramic bead Necklaces £85. Decorated egg £35

Sarah Thwaites- painter. Llanvihangel I, acrylic on board. Decorated egg £35

Cornelia O’Donovan RCA – printmaker. Dog & Lambs, screenprint edition 15 £42. Decorated egg £35

Rachel Tudor Best – illustrator. Breezes Blow, gold leaf & watercolour on museum glass. Decorated egg £35

Alexis Snell – printmaker. Patricio Church, wood engraving £130. Decorated egg £45

Andrea McLean – painter. Jesse, Turning Light: In the Woods, oil on linen £2000. Decorated egg £35

Matt Caines – stone carver. Harvest, portland stone. Engraved egg £170