Artist Beryl Cook News, 28th January 2009 – New Release ‘Drinkies’

January 28, 2009 on 7:29 pm | In Beryl Cook, Famous Artists, Humour, New Releases | No Comments

We are delighted to announce that there is a new Beryl Cook limited edition print being released, with more to follow later in the year.

The first of which will be called ‘Drinkies’ and is the all too familiar (lol) scene of a ‘fat lady’ in her underwear, at home, and at the drinks cabinet!..the item is to be released on the 30th January 2009.

(‘Drinkies’ by Beryl Cook)

This delightful and cheeky image follows in the footsteps of all her previous work and will make an excellent addition to any Beryl Cook collection. I can’t see how this wouldn’t bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Of note, these are numbered limited editions of 650 and of course, will NOT be signed by Beryl Cook, as this is the first posthumous publication.

(‘Tenerife Days’ by Beryl Cook
This is an older release but one of my favourites)

According to the publishers of her work:

“Her express wish and that of her family was that her pictures should continue to be made available for reproduction after her passing”

Your comments on the piece are of course more than welcome. Her new image will im sure capture the public imagination yet again!

Thank you


Useful links:
Why is Beryl Cook so popular?
Last years Beryl Cook exhibition in Plymouth

Gary Hodges Artist – New Release for 2009 ‘Baby Love’ Hippos

January 22, 2009 on 8:06 pm | In Animals, Gary Hodges, New Releases, Pencil/Graphite Art | 1 Comment

One of Britain’s best loved wildlife artists, Gary Hodges is back with a new release that has been very eagerly awaited.

(‘Baby Love’ by Gary Hodges)

Simply called ‘Baby Love,’ this latest release features a mother & baby hippo in the water and it has been beautifully captured by the artist.

Gary tells us that it was inspired by his trip in 2007 to the Ngorongoro Crater game reserve in Tanzania and his observations of Hippopotamus.

Undoubtedly Gary is one of the masters of Pencil/Graphite drawing, other great artists that spring to mind being David Shepherd, Mike Sibley & Peter Hildick whose artwork is both loved and collected by art lovers all over the world.

(‘Family’ featuring Meerkats by Gary Hodges)

I would say that over the last 20 years, Gary has been one of the consistently best selling artists in the UK, his older limited edition now sell for considerable amounts of money.

‘Baby Love’ is a valuable addition to Gary Hodges’s huge range of limited editions and is bound to sell out very quickly.

Thank you


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Limited Edition Art – Huge sale now on until January 16th 2009

January 13, 2009 on 8:39 pm | In Announcements, Art Sales, Washington Green Fine Art | 3 Comments

(Click the ‘Buy Fine Art Here’ button near the top of the page to navigate to the sale)

Just a quick one, our sponsor are having huge art sale this week until Friday 16th January 2009 and it’s on nearly 400 limited edition prints and sculptures.

I had a brief look and some are up to 50% off, definitely worth a flutter! But I have also been told that it’s on a first come, first served, basis and that some items have already SOLD OUT.

Most of the items where published by Washington Green Fine Art publishers.

Anyway hit the ‘Buy Fine Art Here’ button near the top of the page (on this blog) and you will see a link to the sale on their homepage.

Happy buying

Thank you


Govinder Nazran – Washington Green lead the tributes to the artist

January 9, 2009 on 8:01 pm | In Animals, Contemporary Art, Govinder Nazran | 1 Comment

Washington Green, Govinder Nazran’s publisher, have just released a statement regarding the death of the artist and we hear the thoughts of their MD, who worked very closely with him over the years and many people in that company must have had a very similar relationship with Govinder.

(Photo of the artist)

“We are deeply saddened to announce that one of country’s most outstanding, award winning contemporary artists – Govinder Nazran – who enjoyed enormous success around the world, tragically died on Tuesday 30 December, after suffering a seizure on Christmas Eve.

Govinder’s striking, naïve portrayal of the feline and canine form, married with strong oriental overtones, and rich texturing and layering, won him 1000s of fans across the world.

(Scratch & Sniff – Sculpture by Govinder Nazran)

As Glyn Washington, MD for Washington Green Fine Art Publishing, said:

“2009 would have been our tenth anniversary of working with Govinder. It was a 10 years in which we enjoyed the most amazing and creative art from one of the most talented, gentle and innovative artists we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Ironically we were planning a major event in 2009 to celebrate this wonderful 10 year collaboration. It has been said that ‘It is often the brightest star that burns for the shortest time’… never has a truer word been spoken.”

In 2004 Govinder became the ‘Best Selling Published Artist’ in the industry’s Fine Art Trade Guild Awards and he enjoyed 2 sell-out tours in Japan where his work was highly revered. During his prolific 10 years with Washington Green his work has been collected and admired by thousands of fans from all walks of life, including many well-known collectors world-wide. Unusually Govinder possessed the vision of both artist and creative director, as he innovated and developed the ideas for his ground breaking collections.

(Flapdoodle by Govinder Nazran)

A naturally warm and witty man of enormous integrity, Govinder’s shyness made it challenging for him to articulate his thoughts verbally. “My true personality reveals itself through my paintings,” he once said. His cats and dogs reached far deeper than a cute, naïve cliché of a ‘four legged friend’ with many of his paintings dedicated to the fight between good and evil. “I leave it to the individual to look at my paintings and choose what they would like to see, innocence or malevolence – the ‘good’ or the ‘evil’. Above all else I am, and always will be, an eternal optimist. Optimism is one of the greatest gifts we possess and my paintings are from my soul.”

Govinder often described his wife Sarah and daughter Eden as his “greatest inspiration” and his most ‘honest critics.’ He will be sadly missed by all at Washington Green and no doubt by all who appreciated and loved his work the world over.”

(The Wise by Govinder Nazran)

I very much loved Govinder’s style and work and it is a sad loss to the art world. My thoughts go out to his wife Sarah and his daughter Eden.

I am sure his artistic legacy will not be lost and he will continue to me remembered by the art world as a great contributor to contemporary art.

My thoughts go out to his family at this time and to all those at Washington Green publishers and for any of those who knew him.

Thank you


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