Location: The Art Shop

Peter Greenaway – Tulse Luper

92 framed drawings in pen and ink on paper, sometimes with additional colour in gouache and ink. Peter Greenaway – prime creator, fine artist, curator, writer, film-maker. His trademark or mannerisms are lists, documentary narration, bilateral symmetry and colour symbolism. Born in 1942 in Newport, Wales, Greenaway trained as a painter. He began as a… Read more »

Winter Show 2007

Excerpts from Jayne Lennard’s travelling exhibition ‘Folk Art and Fairy Tales’. Jayne transforms discarded objects into magical pieces such as ‘The Princess and the Pea’- elements of half remembered tales, passed down through generations gathering new strands along the way. Blown glass vessel forms by Clare Henshaw, outside and inside cased with colour. New collection… Read more »

Artist in the Garden – Summer Show 2013

A gallery filled with colour – our annual summer show. As any gardener knows, this is the time when our gardens really start to perform – verdant green, lush gardens bursting into colour. Showcasing… Matt Caines – Drifts of…small enough to hold in a hand, Inuit inspired exquisite carvings in shed antler – birds, fish,… Read more »

Philippa Robbins – Magical Thinking

‘Magical thinking’ could not be bettered as a word-window into the art of Philippa Robbins. Her themes are magical, often found in folklore, fairytales or the manifestations of the strange around us, but just as magical is her transubstantiation of thoughts into haunting visual images – her translation of woven baskets into a drawn language… Read more »

Winter Show 2008

An opportunity to see a special collection of paintings by George Rowlett, by kind permission of Art Space Gallery: Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, London. Also showcasing work by new, young printmakers, Jazmin Velasco, Mexican illustrator, printmaker and member of the Greenwich Printmakers Association, recent Cardiff graduate Marega Palser and Stephanie Turnbull. Recently discovered watercolours from… Read more »

As Bright as a Spring Sun

The year has begun and this exhibition evokes the coming of spring. New Artists… Daniel Wright RCA – ceramics Daniel produces hand-thrown earthenware covered in white and coloured slips with hand drawn transfers screen-printed in black enamel. His is inspired by English slipware and 1950’s Ridgeware ceramics, and influenced by the Italian designer Piero Fornasetti…. Read more »

Robert Macdonald – Journey to the Sorcerer’s

Robert Macdonald, a painter and printmaker, has become known for his paintings of landscapes and farming life around his home in the Usk Valley near Brecon. Robert does not see himself first and foremost as a landscape painter, but much more persistent has been an urge to explore psychological aspects of painting and printmaking, to… Read more »

Winter Show 2009

This Christmas 2009… find the inspiring, unique gift (the very opposite of the mass produced), wrapped and festooned in specially commissioned Christmas papers and garlands designed by 3 RCA artists. Bundles of hand-dyed Khadi, glorious coloured tissue and poster papers, tied up with reels of sumptuous ribbons and strings. Upstairs mixed show of painters, printmakers,… Read more »

Craigie Aitchison

A collection of paintings, drawings and hand coloured carborundum etchings with collage of his Bedlington terriers. Craigie Aitchison is an inimitable artist, a painter of Bedlington terriers, landscapes, portraits and crucifixes. This will be a unique opportunity to view and buy an exhibition of paintings, large and small, early nude drawings and a stunning recently… Read more »

Sarah Thwaites – Inner Landscapes

Sarah Thwaites – Lyrically evocative paintings of landscape and place, beautifully observed and rich in complexity and contrast. Her second solo show at The Art Shop. Sarah Thwaites has lived and worked near Abergavenny for the past 18 years. Born in London in 1959, she studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Goldsmith’s College. Her… Read more »