Ken Howard, full of smiles, arriving at the Private View
With London in bloom at the Chelsea Flower Show from 23 - 27 May, Cricket Fine Art in Park Walk is also 'In Bloom' 16 - 27 May with a stunning collection of flower paintings by Annabel Fairfax, David Pearce and Emma Haggas.
The exhibition opened with a Private View last night and a huge amount of people attended including the delightful Ken Howard, one of the legendary members of the New English Art Club, which was founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy, the group mounted their first show in 1886 and work included paintings by Clausen, Sickert and Stanhope Forbes. The New English increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Many diverse styles of art have developed since its founding, adding richness and variety.
It was a great compliment to our artists that Ken Howard attended and admired their work. We in turn loved his shoes which were as colourful as the paintings on the walls.
David Pearce's quirky interpretations of still life and landscape painting make a wonderful contrast to the energetic and colourful floral displays by Annabel Fairfax and Emma Haggas. If you are searching for a special painting to give any room in your house a lift this exhibition is definitely worth viewing.
Emma Haggas (left) and Annabel Fairfax (right) greeting guests
Annabel Fairfax, Leaves and Pots II, Oil, 49 x 74 cm
David Pearce, Stickback Chairs, Acrylic, 76 x 61 cm
Emma Haggas, Kitchen Window Sill, Oil, 70 x 140 cm
Our Frank Phelan exhibition in our London gallery comes to an end this Saturday 6th May so if you haven't already seen it do try and come. We will of course retain the unsold paintings in the gallery after the show has ended.
This week has been an incredibly busy week getting our new gallery in Hungerford ready for the big opening in Barrs Yard which takes place tomorrow. The decorators and carpet layers have just moved out but despite that paintings are already selling.
Also based at Barrs Yard there will be other small businesses to tempt you such as:-
Wendy Lewis Flowers
The Generous Gardener
There is plenty of parking and if you happen to find yourself in the Hungerford area tomorrow evening 5th May between 6 - 9 pm do please come and celebrate with us, failing that we will look forward to seeing you either, in our gallery in London, or Hungerford, if more convenient, at a later date.
Cricket Fine Art, Hungerford
Cricket Fine Art, Hungerford
We are delighted to be holding our first exhibition of paintings by the renowned Irish artist Frank Phelan b. 1932.
Frank is an abstract artist whose painting is a process of transformation in which he converts what he sees into equivalent colours, forms and spaces.
Despite being over eighty years old his present paintings are still as full of youthful zest and vigour as ones from the past. When great artists such as Anne Martin come and admire his work there is no doubt that we are lucky to have the honour of showing such a master in his field.
Last night we held a Private View for Frank with a strong Irish contingency present, though surprisingly we have never had so much water drunk. It was a pleasure to meet Frank's brother Brian, an actor and writer, and Donal Gallagher, brother of the late Rory Gallagher who, for those of us old enough to remember, was a massively popular Irish Blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader who was at his most prolific in the 1970s.
Don't miss out on this exhibition.
Frank Phelan and 'Yellow Bird II'
'Botallack', Oil and Graphie 76 x 51 cm