Artist Paul Kenton – New art coming soon!

February 22, 2010 on 11:33 am | In Box Canvas, Breaking News, Cityscapes, Landscape Art, Paul Kenton | No Comments

The team at fine art blog have some exciting news for Paul Kenton fans – he is soon to release 5 new art works!

Paul Kenton is famous for his beautiful cityscapes and his amazing ability to capture movement in different ways. Some call him the ‘screwdriver artist’ because he is known to use one to paint & to achieve the unique finish to his layered on box canvases.


‘Cafe Rouge’ limited edition box canvas by Paul Kenton

In ‘Café Rouge’ it is brilliant how Paul added just a touch of red to an essentially black and white piece, it works really well. Some critics don’t like the range he has done in this style (as opposed to his more colourful work) because it is simply made up of lines and little colour but I think it is clever and ‘works,’ reflecting the busy hustle and bustle feel of a big city.

His previous most recent release ‘City Skies,’ is much more colourful & richer with amazingly warm orange & red tones, showing the true wonder of our amazing capital city. Is it London during the summer at dusk? or maybe dawn? the street is much too quiet to be the evening!


‘City Skies’ limited edition box canvas by Paul Kenton

I can’t wait to see what he has done this time, every phase of new releases there is something different to behold. He is constantly changing his style and surprising us the viewer, so I am sure any Kenton fans will agree with me when I say that I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see them!

Watch this space!!

Vicki

Links:
The Eiffel Tower
The Gherkin


Doug Hyde News – artist has painted the New ‘Time Of My Life’ collection

February 14, 2010 on 7:59 pm | In Breaking News, Collections, Doug Hyde, Naive Art | No Comments

This March 2010 sees the release of Doug Hyde’s 6th major collection & it’s called the ‘Time Of My Life Collection.’


Click above to view the new ‘Time Of My Life Collection’ (his 6th)

When the images are released, the above link will be updated with images & rest assured you will then be some of the first to see them in all their glory!!!

The set features: 4 sculpture, 5 limited edition prints, a set of 6 miniature prints & for the first time ever Doug has released a painting on glass & it looks amazing!

If you are interested the following pictures are also clickable and will show you the 5 previous Doug Hyde collections:


‘Beware Of The Dog’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘The Hyde Experience’ (his 1st)



‘One In A Million’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘The Smile Collection’ (his 2nd)



‘Secret Garden’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful Collection’ (his 3rd)



‘A Great Night In’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘Yours Truly Collection’ (his 4th)



‘One From The Heart’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘One From The Heart Collection’ (his 5th)



‘Summer Holiday’ limited edition by Doug Hyde
Click above to view the ‘Time Of My Life Collection’ (his 6th)


I was lucky enough to attend the previews of these new releases and they are set to be his most coloured and fun packed yet, as usual with any of the top UK artists, we recommend ordering/ pre-ordering early as these limited editions will go very quickly indeed.

Thank you

James

Links:
Introduction to naive art
What is naive art?
Assocation of British Naive Artists


Artist Caroline Shotton gives evidence: Cadburys vs Dairy Cows

February 13, 2010 on 3:10 pm | In Caroline Shotton, Cows, Humour, Naive Art | No Comments

Apparently it’s quite a problem here in the UK. Yes cows are eating through the country’s supplies of chocolate.


‘Dairy Milk’ limited edition box canvas by Caroline Shotton

Submitted to me earlier today was the evidence….see exhibit A above

This cow was caught ‘red hoofed’ inside a box of Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate and will appear before magistrates later today

Asked for a comment the cow replied ‘Oh well chocs away!’

Thank you

James

Links:
www.cadbury.co.uk
Real story about cows eating chocolate!


John Wilson – Naive UK artist? We think he paints extraordinarily clever art!

February 12, 2010 on 7:40 pm | In 3D Art, John Wilson, Naive Art, Sculptures | No Comments

John Wilson is best known for his unique take on art; painting childlike pictures of people, set in places such as art galleries or on a street full of shops & astoundingly in the background he often paints realistic miniatures of old art masters.

It would be easy to dismiss his paintings at first glance as just ‘childish’ or ‘so easy anyone could do them’ but you must scrutinize them to appreciate the true genius behind them.


‘The Lowry’ limited edition print by John Wilson

Using bright colours which accentuate the naivety of parts of his art is his trademark & preferring slightly more subdued colours in many of his backgrounds. I find it amazing how he blends the aforementioned ‘art masterpieces’ and integrates them into his backgrounds, which often makes people do a double-take & demands several views to appreciate – it’s so subtle that in some instances you totally overlook they are even there!


‘A Day In Provence’ limited edition print by John Wilson

John Wilson also makes 3D wall sculptures, which look brilliant because, firstly they are so boldly shaped & because the finished product often contains optical illusions within them – with the figures & objects moving as you view the piece from different angles.

In the 3D piece ‘Mind Games’ it’s as though you are looking down several corridors in an art gallery and the characters appear to move before your eyes!. It is ‘mind’ boggling how he is able to achieve this unique finish.


‘Mind Games’ limited edition wall sculpture by John Wilson
(seen from 2 angles)

John also released two sculptures featuring the child-like figures within his paintings. Named ‘Boisterous Boys’ and ‘Gorgeous Girls,’ they are brightly coloured & vivid recreations, as though they have stepped off the canvas! I find it exciting to see his characters brought to life in sculpture, they immediately make you smile and think of your own childhood or perhaps your first painting lesson?


‘Boisterous Boy’ limited edition sculpture by John Wilson

The artist also paints in a yet another very different style. Using more ‘reserved’ colouring, he paints towns & streets with houses & concrete pavements but normally with beautiful blue or yellow skies & a splash of colour on some of the houses! They are much more non-descript in comparison to his other naive art but wonderful in their own right – ‘Underneath The Arches’ & ‘Timeless Town’ are 2 such pieces that spring to mind.


‘The Corner Shop’ limited edition print by John Wilson

It is interesting to juxtapose the artist’s two very distinct & almost opposing styles & the two mediums: paintings & sculptures; perhaps as a result, this is why he has such a large fan base. I believe his second style (see ‘The Corner Shop’ above) shares certain similarities with Paul Horton’s artwork, because they paint similar people & houses in similar styles in similar colours but both amazingly uplifting images as well.

Thank you

Vicki

Links
3D Sculptures
Naive Art Movement
Discussion on naive art

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