Artist Rebecca Lardner and her idyllic harbour paintings

June 29, 2011 on 5:52 pm | In Box Canvas, Rebecca Lardner, Seascape Art | No Comments

Following on from her achievements as ‘Best New Artist 2008′ & ‘Artist of the Year 2010,’ Rebecca Lardner, has achieved outstanding success for her wonderful oils on canvas. These oils are delightfully distinctive, as she tends to depict the hustle and bustle that surrounds English harbour life.


(Harbour Hustle, limited edition by Rebecca Lardner, Box Canvas)

Lardner manages to create a feeling of ceaseless activity and energy in her works through the composition of the sweeping shore lines that mimic the natural curves of the English coast, her portrayal of people-filled beaches, the inclusion of the docking boats and the addition of observant seagulls perched along the shoreline.


(Ship To Shore I, limited edition by Rebecca Lardner, Box Canvas or on Paper)

Her coastal scenes, although not painted in a realist style, manage to conjure up nostalgic memories of family trips to the seaside, as her seascapes somehow seem all so familiar. This wonderful feeling of familiarity is actively created by Lardner through her choice of colour. The palette she uses to depict her idyllic harbours are strongly based on the colours of the sea and surrounding land. Rebecca Lardner remains completely loyal to the blues, greens, and greys and beiges that dominate the seas and skies of most English coast lines


(Ship To Shore II, limited edition by Rebecca Lardner, Box Canvas or on Paper)

Her characteristic works have a way of immediately transporting you to the seaside where you are breathing in the fresh sea air, rolling up your trousers to the knee and braving the chilly coastal waters for a few seconds at a time

Here’s a challenge, how many birds and how many different breeds of birds can you spot in each painting?

thank you

Jane

Useful Links:
Explore the UK’s coastline – google maps of the English coastline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaside_resort – interesting section on ‘British Seaside Resorts’
www.visitblackpool.com – we couldn’t leave off Britain’s most famous seaside resort now could we?


Muhammad Ali (signed) portraits by official artist Simon Bull

November 30, 2010 on 1:15 pm | In Box Canvas, Famous People, Original Art, Simon Bull, Sport | 2 Comments

London art gallery Picture Perfect Gallery has scooped a national exclusive and will be the first gallery in the country to sell new portraits of Muhammad Ali by British American artist Simon Bull. The portraits are from a series of works that hang in the Muhammad Ali Museum in Louisville Kentucky and are personally signed by Muhammad Ali. Until now they have only been exhibited in the USA.


(Distant Thunder, original by Simon Bull – also signed by Ali)

Gallery proprietor Russell said: “This is a real coup for both the gallery and the City, to have an exclusive UK exhibition of perhaps the most iconic man of the last century is fantastic”

Bull, who in 2009 was commissioned to paint joint portraits of Ali and US president Barack Obama said: “Muhammad Ali is an icon, not just for sports fans, but politically, spiritually and culturally. His story is a noble one and one that reflects and represents the wider human narrative. His life has been and continues to be an inspiration to a global audience. Bringing a selection of these works for exhibition in the UK represents an exciting moment for fans and collectors alike.”


(Simon Bull meeting Muhammad Ali & Lonnie Ali in their home)

Others from the series are in exhibition at the Muhammad Ali centre in Louisville, Kentucky in the USA

thank you

James

Links:
The Muhammad Ali Educational Centre
Muhammad Ali biography
Picture Perfect Gallery can be contacted in the UK on 0845 644 7877


Painter Paul Kenton’s – box canvases better than an ‘I Love London T-Shirt!’

July 11, 2010 on 3:59 pm | In Box Canvas, Cityscapes, Landscape Art, New Releases, Paul Kenton | 2 Comments

A few months ago Paul Kenton’s released 3 new Limited edition box canvas’s and we at Fineartblog.co.uk where blown away with them…


‘From Westminster Bridge’ by Paul Kenton
(Limited edition box canvas)

Due to the size and amount of hand finishing/ layering that goes into each limited editon, the arrival of these pieces into galleries was slow & these have ‘trickled’ into galleries over the last few months, as collectors count the days until their pre-order arrives.

‘From Westminster Bridge’ – was produced specifically as a follow up to ‘London Red’ which proved incredibly popular & due to high demand, some customers missed out on purchasing. The jpegs on a computer screen can never truly show the beauty and impressiveness of this piece & his wonderful use of (shades of) red in the sky and purple in the foreground. Purple is an unusual colour to be used in a modern cityscape & yet it works beautifully in this night-time piece of the Houses Of Parliament.

All the buildings are outlined with Pauls’ trade mark hand layered formula (in this case black) & to top of the masterpiece we have the classic London Red Bus caught in the moment.


‘City Reflections’ by Paul Kenton
(Limited edition box canvas)

This is Paul’s largest panoramic piece to date and a predominantly black and white, night time vision of the City of London The white buildings are also hand embelsished/outlined (in this case white) with Paul’s formula, which makes them stand out further against the background as though the picture was illuminated. Look closer and Paul’s trademark red cranes are also there!


‘Going Downtown’ by Paul Kenton
(Limited edition box canvas)

Displaying the hustle & bustle and vibrancy of one of the world’s greatest cities, with his use of bright colours, Paul has captured one of his favourite cities & although this is not the first time, there is something very fresh about the style used here. Yellow cabs buzzing around in the foreground with their distinctive banna yellow and a lush light blue used all over the painting gives this picture and almost effervescent feel to it!

let us know your thoughts…

thank you

James

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Painter Louise Dear – ‘An Artist In Love With Colour’

July 2, 2010 on 5:12 am | In Box Canvas, Collections, Figurative Art, Louise Dear, Portraiture, Washington Green Fine Art | 3 Comments

Louise Dear’s first collection of 5 artworks, published by Washington Green Fine Art Publishers, has caused quite a reaction, turning heads in many a gallery window & indeed in the home of buyers. Her beautiful multicoloured, hand layered art work has shone a ray of light onto the UK art scene.


‘Yum Yum’ by Louise Dear
(Limited edition box canvas)

Louise’s inspiration comes from her extensive travels throughout the world during her youth, from Europe to Asia and beyond. Her beautiful pictures draw the eye with wonderful colours, bold outlined figures & large floral designs, as well as the sultry poses of her subjects, which are either self-portraits or pictures of her daughter, Lama.


‘Crush II’ by Louise Dear
(Limited edition box canvas)

I love the varying array of colours that she uses, they are vibrant and a lot different from those usually seen in high street galleries; at the same time they are not gaudy or over the top. How would one describe the work?: Figurative, urban, contemporary? I guess that is up to the viewer but there is something that grips the viewer, a style and a vision that is communicated through these evocative images.

Louise says that many women respond to her artwork and the message within them – that women enjoy their sexuality and are in control & she tells us that men also buy her artwork, as it reminds them of their partner. The artist tells us: ‘My pictures are about women feeling lush and gorgeous and free and I think a lot of women who buy my paintings can relate to that.’


‘Lovely’ by Louise Dear
(Limited edition on paper)

By not adding too much detail to her subjects, Louise makes her figures stand out & their poses all the more seductive and alluring. The artist believes that less is more & her figures and faces are only really outlined with the use of black & then these are cleverly sited onto the backgrounds. Louise then accentuates the figures with large and eyes & lips or masses of flowing hair.


‘Coo…ee!’ by Louise Dear
(Limited edition on paper)

Louise is one of Fine Art Blog’s hot picks for success in 2010, keep doing what you’re doing Louise, because it’s absolutely gorgeous.

The other piece not featured that is also in the collection is ‘Crush I’

thanks

Vicki

Links:

Empowering women through art & music
Sexuality & Love in the Arts

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