Friday, 27 April 2012
Andrew Giddens has been out in all weathers, capturing the essence of the sea in winter.
Gathering the flotsam and jetsam, the foam and spume by the armful, condensing them, mixing them together with lashings of memories of a childhood spent on the Lizard and adding the deep pigment that is his own spirituality, he appears to have made special paint and bottled it!
This essence of place, this perfume of salt and iodine, memories and joy is then transported back to his studio and appears on a glorious amount of canvas.
And now the sea is crashing into the gallery. It is not so much Beside the Wave as inside the Wave.
Not wanting to rest easy by painting what he knows is successful he has moved to a different view, exploring the beaches and coves of the Lizard, digging deep for personal memories and emotions while pushing himself as a painter, to try new things and to perfect his technique.
As a brand new father of a beautiful baby girl, a little sister to three lovely boys, Andrew has his hands full. Adopting a very happy self discipline, he gets up early and works in the mornings, leaving the afternoons for his family.
He says that painting is his time out, a place in the day where he can meditate on the world around him and celebrate a life filled with the simple glories of a crashing wave, the cry of gulls, the chatter of children and now the sound of a newborn.
Join us in the gallery for a private view tonight from 6pm. Then every day until May 9th.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
We will be at Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE. On Stand 35. Friday 20th April - Sunday 22nd April. There is a Preview on Thursday 19th April, 4pm - 9pm (invitation only).
If you would like tickets please contact the gallery. We would love to see you there. If you click on the catalogue above you can see the work that we will be taking with us. There is new work especially for Chelsea from Anne-Marie Butlin, Amanda Hoskin, Richard Tuff and Sarah Wimperis. Previously unseen work from Chris Rigby. Lovely pieces from the Effortless Brushstrokes exhibition and a selection of very exciting sculpture.
This fair we will be taking a browser containing mounted but unframed original paintings, drawings and etchings by Miles Heseltine, John Howard, Chris Rigby and Sarah Wimperis, which is an opportunity to get your self some georgous art at a lower price.
All of the work is available with the own art scheme, smashing the price into ten, interest free, monthly repayments, so you could have a painting for as little as £10 per month!
If you see anything that you fall in love with it is available to buy now, from the gallery.
Enjoy the catalogue and hopefully we will see you in London, if nothing else it is an excellent chance to see some of our best work in the "flesh" and have a chat with Ingrid Heseltine and Sarah Wimperis who will be staffing our stand.