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Date added: 26/10/2012 The Tudors - New Limited Edition Prints by CAROLINE SHOTTON !
Artisan Gallery is proud to present "The Tudors" a stunning new collection of Courtly Cows and Bovine Portraiture by acclaimed artist Caroline Shotton. These limited edition prints are available in a range of sizes from smaller prints at just £599 to larger pieces, measuring 36" x 36" priced at £995.
These comical cows, recently released have met with great success. Featuring such loved characters as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and "Black Udder & Bulldrick" - one can't fail to be amoosued (sorry) by these lively paintings.
Don't forget! Artisan Gallery is offering a £50 voucher on all purchased over £350 before this Christmas AND free shipping on all online orders.
"Black Udder & Bulldrick" from £599
To place an order, please call 0208 491 9034 or email email@example.com
Date added: 19/09/2012 Autumn Art Collection 2012
New autumn 2012 Art Collection now available
As autumn quickly sets in following our “Golden Summer”, Artisan Gallery is proud to bring you the latest collection of Limited Edition Prints and Fine Art Original Paintings, Sculptures and artworks.
The new collection includes the return of such popular artists as Craig Davison with a new release of The Magnificent Seven and other pieces in his shadow paintings series. These limited edition prints are available in multiple formats such as on canvas, framed on paper and board.
A new addition to the collection this autumn is modern artist Stuart McAlpine Miller who has been widely tipped to be a hot new collectible artist following his commission by the Savoy Hotel in London as well as commission by Sir Paul McCartney and others. To find out more about Stuart McAlpine Miller click here.
So, in the run up to Christmas, Artisan Gallery is happy to assist with all of your fine art needs.
Call 0208 491 9034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased to offer Free Worldwide Shipping on any internet and telephone orders.
Date added: 06/09/2012 Stuart McAlpine Miller tipped as next great art investment on BBC News
Scottish artist Stuart McAlpine Miller is being widely tipped to be the latest great investment in contemporary fine art following recent acclaim from renowned art critic Estelle Lovatt. This latest praise comes following the ground-breaking news that the 47 year old artist has been chosen by the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel to paint a series of original pieces which will remain in residence for the next 100 years.
Quickly gaining a high profile following, McAlpine Miller has sold to private collectors in Hong Kong, London and the US with Paul McCartney commissioning a painting of the piano used in his 2004 tour.
A new series of Limited Edition Prints is now available on paper and canvas though with such widespread acclaim and only a very limited amount of work available, any interested collectors will have to be quick on their toes to acquire a piece of this art history in the making!
Date added: 24/08/2012 Sarah Graham "Sweet Dreams"
SARAH GRAHAM - Amazing video of her latest painting
For her latest work "Sweet Dreams", artist Sarah Graham collaborated with photographer Will Ferguson to produce an astonishing time-lapse video of the work coming to life.
Sarah spent two weeks in her studio working night and day on this amazing piece which showcases not only her flawless execution skills and technique but also the fun personality behind her work.
Sarah Graham produces gorgeously photo-realistic paintings of toys and sweets and has quickly become one of the UK favourite comtemporary artists.
The idea for the painting itself was to depict a dynamic still-life of classic retro sweets bursting out of the canvas with as much light, wrapping textures and colour as possible. I wanted the piece to have depth and a sense that the sweets were just exploding at the viewer" says Sarah
Date added: 06/06/2012 Taking Care of Canvas Prints
Canvas prints offer an affordable way of bringing art into your home. Even though they cost significantly less than original art, it’s still important that you take care of your canvas prints so their colours remain as rich and as sharp as they day you bought it. This is particularly important if you have invested in limited edition prints as they can increase in value over time.
The only way to ensure that your art canvas prints don’t become damaged or worn is to store them away safely. However, this is not a viable option for most people. Once you have purchase a beautiful piece of art you want to show it off! Thankfully, there are various things you can do to prolong the life of your canvas prints.
Light, both natural and artificial, is the enemy of canvas prints. Light can break down the paper that your art is printed on, making it more brittle and causing the colours to fade. Canvas prints should be hung out of the way of direct sunlight, and any artificial lights that shine on them should be as soft as possible.
Extremes of humidity can also damage art canvas prints. High levels of humidity can cause mould and mildew to form on your pieces of artwork. To keep the humidity of your rooms as low as possible, make sure that there is plenty of ventilation.
Dust can build up on canvas prints, but you should avoid using chemicals or heavy clothes to clean them. Use a soft cloth or, preferably a feather duster, to gently brush away the dust build up on a regular basis.
Date added: 03/06/2012 Using Art Prints in Your Bedroom
A house cannot be called a home until you have added some personal touches to it. The right decor can add to a room’s atmosphere, making it feel warmer and more welcoming. Art canvas prints can help to create a relaxing ambience in any room of the house, but where is a relaxing feel more important than in the bedroom?
Canvas prints are perfect for the bedroom. They can enhance the room, adding a touch of style and charm to the decor. You should choose prints that match the colour and style of the room. With the huge range of canvas prints available, this shouldn’t be difficult. When they are mounted on your bedroom wall, they will add an extra dimension and bring an interesting splash of colour, transforming the space.
A canvas print should be hung in a place where it will become the focal point of the room, either over the bed or opposite it. You can further enhance the print by using spotlights or displaying it in a beautiful frame. You can even create a feature wall by painting it a different colour to the rest of the room, and hang your canvas print on that. It won’t fail to catch the eye and grab the attention!
Peter Smith prints are perfect for the bedroom. The cute animals and themes of love and friendship are perfect for this relaxing space, and will help you let go at the end of a hard, tiring day.
Date added: 30/03/2012 Understanding Abstract Art
Modern art is truly inspirational. The combination of colours, shapes and ideas in modern abstract art bring joy to millions of people every day. However, because it’s not composed of obvious, representational images, some people struggle with understanding abstract modern art sculptures and paintings. So how do you begin to understand abstract art?
The majority of modern art prints and paintings do not have one fixed meaning. They are widely open to your own personal interpretation. Modern abstract pieces have to be viewed with an open, inquisitive mind. You are free to assign your own meaning to pieces, making many abstract paintings feel incredibly personal.
Although they may look simplistic, most abstract artists have very acute drawing and painting skills. Instead of painting realistic images, they have chosen to express their creativity in a non-figurative way. This makes the meaning abstract original art prints unconstrained by realistic objects, leaving viewers free to interpret it as they choose.
When trying to interpret an abstract painting, you should try not to become too focused on what the painting looks like. Instead, study the colours and shapes and see what emotions and memories this evokes in you. Take your time, look at it with a completely open mind and don’t expect to feel a certain way.
If you can, view abstract art in person. This will give you the opportunity to look closely at various pieces and see every detail in each one of the artist’s brush strokes. When you take the time to understand abstract art, you’ll soon begin to further appreciate art in general.
Date added: 25/03/2012 Original Art – A Buyer’s Guide
Buying a piece of original art is a big decision. It can be a huge investment, potentially making you a lot of money in the future. But choose incorrectly, and you could end up with a piece of art that neither you like nor is valuable. When you buy original art, there are a number of things you should consider:
• What art styles do you like?
Although original art prints can be extremely valuable, first and foremost you should choose a piece of art that you like to look at, regardless of its value. Take some time to research art to find genres that you enjoy and that will fit with the decor of your home.
• How much do you have to spend?
Your budget will have a huge impact on the type of art you can purchase. Paintings for sale from established artists can run into tens of thousands of pounds. If your budget is more limited, look for up and coming artists. Their paintings will be much more affordable and, if their popularity is increasing, they could increase in value over time. If your painting needs framing, make sure you factor this cost into your budget.
• Gallery or online?
Decide whether you would like to buy your painting from a gallery or online. Visiting a gallery can give you a chance to see paintings up close and see how they look in a room. However, shopping online gives you an opportunity to browse hundreds of paintings from the comfort of your own home.
Date added: 23/03/2012 Types of Landscape Art
Landscape fine art prints are incredibly popular, found in millions of homes all over the world. Landscapes are generally images of things that are found in nature. Animals or people are traditionally not included in landscape pieces, with the artists instead choosing to focus on the beauty of natural scenery. The ‘landscape’ genre is extremely widespread, encompassing a number of artistic styles; representational impressionistic and abstract. Each style has its own characteristics.
Representational landscape art is the style that is most people would consider to be ‘traditional’ landscapes. In representational paintings, no special tricks are used. The artist simply paints what they see, creating an image that looks almost exactly like the vista it’s representing.
In impressionistic landscape paintings, the artist has chosen to represent a realistic image in an unrealistic way. This can be done in a number of ways. The artist could use selective focus to highlight parts of the image or paint it using bright, unrealistic colours. Impressionistic landscapes are usually inspired by the beauty of nature, rather than depicting it exactly.
Abstract landscape images represent nature in a way that is barely recognisable. Rather than representing the landscape as a whole, the artist may choose to focus on one aspect, such as a shadow, a rock or something else entirely. The landscape itself tends to fall into the background, merely being a starting point for a work of art. Abstract landscapes can often be surreal, occasional incorporating objects that weren’t there in reality.