Issue 23

Welcome to our 23rd newsletter and welcome back to all those who were lucky enough to indulge in some half term skiing. Sadly we were unable to get away this year ourselves but we hope all those who did had good snow conditions and came back in one piece.

Graham Sutherland

We want to remind you that the magnificent work of Graham Sutherland will be on show from 11 March. Sutherland was a giant of 20th century British art and during the 1950s he was one of the best-known British artists in the world. While his popularity waned somewhat towards the end of his life as one ‘ism after another obsessed the media, there has since been a substantial resurgence of interest in this important artist’s work.

There will be a rich mix of prints (mostly signed) available to view and buy alongside some wonderful pieces from some of his sketchbooks featuring his beloved Pembrokeshire.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view and own a piece of work by this extraordinary artist – examples of his work have been hanging on our walls at home for many years now.

Graham Sutherland, Fossil with Rocks and Flames
Graham Sutherland, Fossil with Rocks and Flames
Graham Sutherland, Flames in a Rock Form
Graham Sutherland, Flames in a Rock Form
Graham Sutherland, Expulsion and Killing of an Enemy
Graham Sutherland, Expulsion and Killing of an Enemy

There is an M in the month…

As spring is now fast approaching we thought we should focus on the fact that there is an M in the month and, as we all know courtesy of Sir Peter Blake, M is for Marilyn! Not only do we have ‘M is for Marilyn’ from Blake’s eponymous Alphabet suite we also have three, yes three Marilyns by Andy Warhol. Our three Marilyns are from the well-known Sunday B Morning series, which are included in the Warhol catalogue raisonné. After the first edition sold out Warhol is thought to have given the screens for his Marilyn suite (originally printed by Factory Additions) to a couple of friends who were connected to the Swiss printer, Sunday B Morning so that more editions could be made. A snip at just £500 each can there be anything more iconic than a Warhol Marilyn!

Peter Blake, M is for Marilyn Monroe, 1991, Signed, titled and numbered, Screenprint, £1,250
Peter Blake, M is for Marilyn Monroe, 1991, Signed, titled and numbered, Screenprint, £1,250
Andy Wahol, Sunday B Morning Series, £500
Andy Wahol, Sunday B Morning Series, £500

New Pots

Whilst our wonderful Sutherland show is hanging we will be featuring the work of French potter, Jean-Nicolas Gerard. We have shown his work before but have been without any until just recently so we are delighted that his work is back in the gallery. We love his loosely formed shapes and bright, sunny yellows and blues. We heartily recommend a visit and a view before deciding which piece(s) by this wonderful slipware potter belong on your shelves and in your cupboards. In our house we cook with his dishes and eat from his plates – one of his bowls sits by the side of the cooker with salt in it. Versatile, useful AND beautiful….what more could one want.

We were going to sing loudly from the rooftops about some new pieces in by Anne Mette Hjortshøj, the young Danish potter we stock. Unfortunately, 24 hours after they were delivered the few new pieces that came in were even fewer in number. We still have a tiny number of pieces left but hurry because stocks really don’t and won’t last long!

 Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Large pitcher; yellow with sgraffito & blue finger spots, 22.5 x 17.0cm, £175

Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Large pitcher; yellow with sgraffito & blue finger spots, 22.5 x 17.0cm, £175
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Bowl; yellow with sgraffito, 11.5 x 14.0cm, £80
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Bowl; yellow with sgraffito, 11.5 x 14.0cm, £80
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Teabowl; red slip, £145
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Teabowl; red slip, £145
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Bottle; dark clay, porcelain slip & ash glaze; salt fired, £220
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Bottle; dark clay, porcelain slip & ash glaze; salt fired, £220

Dates for your diary

We are currently inundated with possibilities for our May and July shows and trying to decide in which order to show our featured artists so watch this space next month and we will hopefully have tied these things down a bit more firmly.

That said you should always consider making a date to visit us……we are friendly, informative and welcoming and always happy to help you decide which of our wonderful works of art should be hanging in your home.