Art:Ramblings

October 2014

 If you have even a passing interest in sculpture there is one show that you must see and it is free!  Crucible 2 is in the heart of the County at the Gloucester Cathedral.  If you have never visited the Cathedral you may well discover that there are pieces of art/sculpture that are permanently there, more…

September 2014

Today I have to declare that I have allowed myself to be influenced in my first choice, the Dobunni Painters. These are a group of independent artists that I know quite well. In fact for the last four years, Martin’s Gallery has featured them as a group. This year they are at the Paragon Gallery, more…

August 2014

  When I was first posted to Barcelona it was less than ten years since Joan Miro’s death, so quite naturally Miro’s work was being exhibited extensively. He had been prolific during his life time and pieces by him were circulating within the art market with the inevitable questions as to authenticity. Coming in from more…

July 2014

When we did our Matisse Lithographs show at Martin’s (mostly the cut-outs), the interest was amazing. The Tate show is so much more and continues to get rave reviews. Continuing the theme of simplicity, another artist to whose work I have always been attracted is Bridget Riley. I even yielded to temptation a few years more…

Barnbury Summer Exhibition

Private View Friday 27th June 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.   As you now know we were looking to downsize from Imperial House this year. Well the house has now sold, although the future home is still uncertain at this stage! Martins Chelt still continues, the website is still very much active and has plenty of more…

June 2014

  A last look at the Malverns by David Prentice The exhibition at the John Davies Gallery was already in plan when David Prentice died on the 7th May. For British landscape he must surely have been one of the most distinctive, inventive practitioners. We have been lucky to have him living in Malvern Wells more…

May 2014

    Cathedrals I hear that the sculpture exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral, which was a wonderful show, is to be repeated.  If you didn’t see the last one, don’t miss this.  I don’t know what it is about Cathedrals but they are all at it!  It must be something to do with the fact that more…

April 2014

The Daffs are over, the trees are rapidly greening and sunshine is changing our outlook on life. Isn’t spring wonderful. If you haven’t yet seen the Henry Moore works at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, here is a local alternative. Compton Verney is showing Moore Rodin until the end of August with works by both scattered more…