Issue 42

Apologies for the tardiness of this newsletter but there has been so much to keep us busy here in the gallery that it rather got pushed to the bottom of the pile. But finally, welcome to our October newsletter in which we are delighted to report that the sun is STILL shining.

“October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master.”
Elizabeth Enright, The Riddle of the Fly: & Other Stories

What an amazing and extended summer we are enjoying and such a wonderful, colourful autumn. And of course we are heading towards Halloween which is a big deal here in the village thanks to the fruiterer’s bountiful stock of plump pumpkins and the hordes of small people who dress up so beautifully when they go trick or treating.

On to business…..we are in the last couple of weeks of our Matisse exhibition so pop along soon or you will miss the opportunity to add one of these beautiful prints to your collection.

And don’t forget……
…..the many wonders in our stock room awaiting to hang on the walls up here in the main gallery. We have work by Piper, Moore, Picasso, Gross, Grosz, Kitaj, Chagall, Hoyland and let us not forget Jenny Grevatte and Christopher P Wood……to name but a few.

Michael Rothenstein – from 12 November

We are also gearing ourselves up for the next and final dedicated exhibition of the year which will be work by Michael Rothenstein. Keep an eye on the website because work will gradually start to appear there in anticipation of the show. Rothenstein, as stated by Tessa Sidey in The Prints of Michael Rothenstein, “was born into a celebrated artistic family in 1908. His father William Rothenstein was a painter, draughtsman and lithographer and distinguished Principal of the Royal College of Art”. Read our extended profile of Rothenstein, an artist who is considered to be one of the most exciting British printmakers of the 20th century.

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Subway, colour woodcut, hand coloured black, linocut, 1985, 56.3cm x 76.2cm, £1,450
The Garden I, signed colour woodcut, 1989, 63cm x 54cm
Purple Flowers, colour woodcut, 1989, 47.6cm x 41cm
Figure, signed etching, 1953, 43cm x 30cm
The Oppressive Telephone, signed woodcut,1977, 77cm x 49cm, £950

Featured Potter – Phil Rogers

We love the work of Phil Rogers and will delight in presenting a selection of his work in the main gallery from mid-October. We love Rogers’ work; his forms and glazes are simply beautiful so do drop in and experience the beauty of his work first hand.

We are here to help you find the perfect pictures and pots whether for your own collection or as a gift for a friend or relative. We are happy to answer your questions and you will always find a warm welcome when you drop by.

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Phil Rogers, PR889, Teardrop bottle; ash glaze with hakeme; incised pattern, 30.0 x 16.5cm, £550
Phil Rogers, PR1178, Jar; ash glaze, woodfired, 26.5 x 22.5cm, £640
Phil Rogers, PR919, Chawan; pine ash glazed, wood fired, 10.0 x 14.0cm, £190
Phil Rogers, PR1199, Dish; impressed pattern, pine ash glaze with Nuka pours, 5.5 x 25.5cm, £265

Dates for the diary…

November will mark the final exhibition of the year and we are really looking forward to introducing you to the range and breadth of work by British artist Michael Rothenstein. For once we can actually say that we will be showing a local artist because Rothenstein was born in Hampstead on 19 March 1908. Numerous major galleries currently hold his work and he was made Hon. RE and elected RA in 1983 so watch this space and the website for more information to come.

As ever, feel free to drop by our door is always open (literally at this time of the year) and we will happily help you navigate your way to find the perfect work of art for your home and/or office.