STOP PRESS: WE WILL BE RETURNING TO STAND i11 AT AAF HAMPSTEAD HEATH in just a few weeks time. The Private View is on Wednesday 15 June and the Fair continues until Sunday 19 June. As always, if you would like FREE TICKETS for the PV or Late Thursday Viewing or indeed free entry to the Fair please let me know and I will send you a link to obtain your tickets. This year we will be exhibiting new work by: PHIL ATRILL, DGANIT BLECHNER, EOGHAN BRIDGE, JOHN BROWN, SUSAN BROWN, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, LOUISE & COLIN HAWKINS, PAUL KAVANAGH, SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, IAN MASTIN, COLIN KENT RI., BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT, ROSA SEPPLE VPRI., JACQUIE TURNER & PAUL VANSTONE. Do come along to this wonderful art fair in a huge marquee on Hampstead Heath and bring the children and the dogs!!! Loads of activities for the children and excellent walks for the dogs on the Heath outside the marquee!!!
Congratulations to Rosa Sepple for making history! Rosa was elected as the very first female Vice President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at last month’s AGM in London. Her title is now Rosa Sepple VPRI. Well done Rosa! We are so proud of you. It was so exciting to be the first gallery to exhibit Rosa’s work when she started out on her career as an artist. Now Rosa’s work is in collections worldwide, and she has galleries lining up to show her work for her!! My rising star who has now risen!!!
On Tuesday 5 April Naomi Tydeman RI was presented with The Debra Manifold Memorial Award at the Private View of this year’s Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in the Mall Galleries, London. The award is given annually by the Linda Blackstone Gallery and was presented by the Rt.Hon. John Whittingdale OBE MP. The winning paintings are titled Lavender Sky and Moon Showers. Linda felt she could not differentiate between these two very beautiful paintings so decided to give the award to the two of them! The paintings will be on show at the Mall Galleries until 16 April 2016. Debra Manifold was another of the Linda Blackstone Gallery’s rising stars. We still miss her so much.
We are now home from Hong Kong having exhibited our artists at AAF HONG KONG 2016 in the Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai. We exhibited and sold new work by DGANIT BLECHNER, SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT, HELENE JACUBOWITZ, PAUL KAVANAGH, JACQUIE TURNER, EOGHAN BRIDGE, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, IAN MASTIN, COLIN SLEE AND BARRY WILSON. This was the fourth year of AAF Hong Kong. Our artists were all well received and it was wonderful to meet so many new visitors to our stand. It was a special treat to see old friends from London and Hong Kong and we look forward to returning again next May 2017 to see all our new and old friends and clients with more beautiful work by our talented group of artists.
At the end of March we flew to New York where Jacob and I exhibited our artists work at AAFNYC16 until 3 April. It was a very busy week and we met and sold to many visitors from all over the United States of America. The exhibition was very crowded throughout the four days of the fair. We look forward to returning next year with more innovative work from our artists for our American friends to enjoy and hopefully buy!! The artists exhibiting in New York were: DGANIT BLECHNER, EOGHAN BRIDGE, MARTIN BROWN, SUSAN BROWN, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, HELENE JACUBOWITZ, PAUL KAVANAGH, SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, ADRIANA NAVEH, BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT, JACQUIE TURNER & introducing BARRY WILSON.
SPRING EDITION OF THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR IN BATTERSEA PARK was a resounding success. Footfall was up on last year. We were busy from Thursday to Sunday exhibiting new exciting work from DGANIT BLECHNER, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, JOHN BROWN (SCULPTURE), SUSAN BROWN, LOUISE & COLIN HAWKINS (GLASS), PAUL KAVANAGH, COLIN KENT RI., IAN MASTIN, STEVEN OUTRAM RBA., CHARLOTTE POSNER, COLIN SLEE, JACQUIE TURNER & PAUL VANSTONE (SCULPTURE). THE PRIVATE VIEW WAS PACKED!! The four days of the fair flew by and we sold many pieces for our wonderful artists who all received many compliments from all those who visited our stand.
WE ARE SO PROUD THAT THE GALLERY CELEBRATED ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2015. It seems like only yesterday that I opened the 18th century slaughterhouse to the public. It has been an exciting adventure and I do not regret one day of my time in the art world.
WELCOME TO BARRY WILSON who will be exhibiting with us at international art fairs. Barry applies metal leaf on canvas before he paints his beautiful seascapes and figurative work.
The new studio is up and running. It is just a purpose built storage facility but If you are in the North London area you are welcome to pop in to see our new stock arriving for our various art fairs. I would also be happy to bring any piece you see and like from my website for you to view in the comfort of your home (if you live not too far from North London!!)
Don’t forget if you see something that tickles your palette on our website, to get in touch.
Best wishes from Linda