How apt that it should have such a title as this: ‘A Life In Art’ no artist has done more to capture the great British Public’s attention over the years with art than him.
From the 60s right throughout the 2000s and beyond, he has been a stalwart of British TV, from Rolf’s Cartoon club to the much loved Animal Hospital!
(‘Self Portrait – A Life In Art’ limited edition paper and canvas print)
Rolf’s desire to paint is clearly as strong as ever and on a personal note, I believe the images that are being published as limited editions are getting stronger and stronger as the years pass.
His love of Elvis Presley also reappears in this new collection, & ‘Elvis Entertains’ shows the king at work during his 1968 comeback. No doubt Rolf wanted to get up there and do his ‘jeg the peg’ (jake the peg) routine lol!
Anyhow here is all the image information for all you art lovers:
Trust – Paper Giclee 11 x 16 inches 195 -Â£495.00 Framed
Trust – Canvas Giclee On Board 14 x 21 inches 195 -Â£595.00 Framed
Trucks At The Old Barn – Paper Lithograph 14.5 x 8.5 inches 195 -Â£395.00 Framed
The Sun Has Set On Venice – Paper Giclee 24 x 16 inches 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
The Sun Has Set On Venice – Canvas Giclee On Board 30 x 20 inches 195 -Â£875.00 Framed
Snow On Marshy Ground – Paper Giclee 30 x 15 inches 195 -Â£775.00 Framed
Snow On Marshy Ground – Canvas Giclee On Board 40 x 20 inches 195 -Â£925.00 Framed
Sketch Club CONTEMPLATION – Paper Lithograph 9 x 12 inches 195 –Â£295.00 Framed
Sketch Club CONCENTRATION – Paper Lithograph 9 x 12 inches 195 -Â£295.00 Framed
Self Portrait, A Life In Art – Paper Giclee 11 x 14 inches 195 -Â£495.00 Framed
Self Portrait, A Life In Art – Canvas Giclee On Board 17 x 22 inches 195 -Â£595.00 Framed
Road To Paradise Valley – Canvas Giclee On Board 49 x 19 inches 195 -Â£1,225.00 Framed
Mist On The Thames – Paper Giclee 32 x 12 inches 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
Mist On The Thames – Canvas Giclee On Board 41 x 15 inches 195 -Â£875.00 Framed
Mending The Nets – Paper Giclee 18 x 14 inches 195 -Â£625.00 Framed
Mending The Nets – Canvas Giclee On Board 24 x 18 inches 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
Intuition – Deluxe Sculpture TBC 95 -Â£2,500.00 Bronze
Intuition – Sculpture 12 x 10 inches 595 -Â£995.00 Bronze
A Life In Art Book (2 LE Prints & Original Sketch) Book 260 page full colour TBC -Â£495.00 Book
A Life In Art Book (& 2 LE Prints) Book 260 page full colour 1950 -Â£295.00 Book
A Life In Art Book – Standard Book 260 page full colour Open -Â£55.00 Book
Marina, Storm Clouds – Paper Giclee 20 x 14 inches 195 -Â£650.00 Framed
Marina, Storm Clouds – Canvas Giclee On Board 25 x 18 inches 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
Fishermen By Moonlight – Paper Giclee 15 x 21 inches 195 -Â£595.00 Framed
Fishermen By Moonlight – Canvas Giclee On Board 17 x 24 inches 195 -Â£695.00 Framed
Fire Escape – Paper Giclee 22 x 18 inches 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
Fire Escape – Canvas Giclee On Board 27 x 22 inches 195 -Â£875.00 Framed
Elvis Entertains – Paper Giclee 24 x 17 195 -Â£750.00 Framed
Elvis Entertains – Canvas Giclee On Board 30 x 22 195 -Â£875.00 Framed
Dry Country – Canvas Giclee On Board 44 x 27 inches 195 -Â£1,295.00 Framed
Bush Sunset – Canvas Giclee On Board 40 x 28 inches 195 -Â£1,225.00 Framed
A Much Loved Reminder Of Australia – Paper Lithograph 29 x 20 inches 195 -Â£795.00 Framed
& for all your people who cant wait any longer to see Rolf, we give you a link to his ‘jeg the peg’ (jake the peg)…2006 Comeback
Just who is Peter Smith?
The enigmatic, stylish artist & leader of the ‘Impossimal’ characters that he paints, Peter has always been a mystery to us, how does one man paint such fantasmagorical pictures?
Photo of the artist
In future posts we will attempt to delve into the mind of this most talented of naive artists, love and emotion clearly are a driving force for his work, stay tuned as we look to explore and uncover the mystery that is Peter Smith
Brand new brochure for the latest tour ‘Its A Stripe Thing’
National Portrait Gallery â€“ â€˜ideathâ€™ Painting of a girl on her iPod wins BP Visitorâ€™s Choice Award 2010September 9, 2010 on 11:11 pm | In Art Awards, Art Exhibitions, Breaking News, Original Art | No Comments
A picture of a girl on her iPod has become the annual winner of this prestigious prize sponsored by BP. The piece was taken from the ‘Visitor’s Choice’ exhibition that has been on display in the gallery.
‘ideath’ painting by Michal Ozibko
Interestingly this was voted on by people actually visiting the museum, not by some â€˜panel of expertsâ€™ as so often is the case & visitors where able to vote via a touch screen monitor outside the exhibition – new for the 2010 competition.
Michal Ozibko, a Czechoslovakian born painter, produced a major piece measuring 65 inches across by 86 inches height & called â€˜ideath.â€™ Nearly 26,000 visitors to the National Portrait Gallery voted & ‘ideath’ received over 15% of those, scooping the BP sponsored Portrait Award for 2010.
You can see the voting results on the Galleryâ€™s website on the links section
National Portrait Gallery
Legendary Australian painter Rolf Harris could recently be heard on London’s airwaves as he popped in to talk to another legend, London’s own sharped tongued DJ Steve Allen
For some who is by now collecting his pension, Steve Allen, I mean Rolf Harris certainly is looking very spritely and is appearing all over the place, from gallery events to media appearances
Wobble board always in tow!
LBC’s page on the meeting