The Artists

APRIL 2017

AAF HAMPSTEAD HEATH 2017 is fast approaching! Come and visit us from 10 - 14 in the specially built marquee on Hampstead Heath. This is always a wonderful show in a beautiful spot in London and features galleries from all over the world. For FREE TICKETS PLEASE DO CONTACT US!!!

Congratulations to Claire Sparkes who won “The Debra Manifold Memorial Award” at this year’s RI 205th Annual Exhibition for her painting “Threads”. The Linda Blackstone Gallery presents this award annually in memory of our very dear Debra Manifold PS RI who passed away so sadly in 2001 and is forever missed by all who loved her. A great artist! If you get to see the exhibition which is on in The Mall Galleries up to 22 April 2017 Claire’s painting is in the Gallery to the right of the entrance! For more information go to www.royalinstituteofpaintersinwatercolours.org

In March 2017 ROSA SEPPLE was been elected as the very first female PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS!!! Congratulations Rosa! We are so very proud to have been associated with you from the very beginning of your professional career as an artist. We look forward to exhibiting your work in May at AAF Hampstead Heath and again in October at the Autumn Edition of AAF in Battersea Park. Great News!!!!

Exhibitions 2016/17

Linda Blackstone Gallery started the Autumn Season with a three day exhibition in the City of Manchester. Buy Art. We exhibited the beautiful large stone sculpture of Paul Vanstone along with the ever popular ceramic sculpture by Yorkshire sculptor Eoghan Bridge and bronzes by Belgium sculptor Helene Jacubowitz. Stand 36 also exhibited internationally renowned artists in Manchester for the first time. Visitors enjoyed highly original new work by Israeli Pop Artist Dganit Blechner, wall sculpture by French artist Bernard Saint-Maxent, Street art by french artist Sebastien Levigne, photo-realism oil paintings by Paul Kavanagh and exquisite acrylic on board still life paintings by Australian artist Ian Mastin. The Exhibition was a great success and all our artists were so well received.

From 19-23 October we were back on Stand i12 at the Autumn Edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park where we exhibited new work by PHIL ATRILL RCA MA., EOGHAN BRIDGE, MARTIN BROWN, CHRISTA HUNTER, HELENE JACUBOWITZ, PENELOPE LEE, SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, J RICHARD PLINCKE RI., BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT and ROSA SEPPLE VPRI. All these artists were well received and sold well during the week. This year we  introduced two new artists to our team of talented artists KATHRYN DAVEY and ALISON TYLDESLEY. Both Kathryn and Alison sold out all the work they had sent us and Kathryn had to empty her studio to enable us to have more work on show over the weekend. These sold too!!!! Well done Alison and Kathryn and welcome to the Linda Blackstone Gallery team of talented artists.

From 17-20 November we are back in beautiful but rainy Singapore to exhibit at AAF SINGAPORE 2016. We exhibited new work by: DGANIT BLECHNER, EOGHAN BRIDGE, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, KATHRYN DAVEY, PAUL KAVANAGH, COLIN KENT RI., SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, IAN MASTIN, BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT, ROSA SEPPLE VPRI., JACQUIE TURNER and ALISON TYLDESLEY. 11,000 visitors came through the doors of the F1 Pit Building over the three days of the exhibition. My grandson Jacob and I met so many new customers and our artists all sold well. We hope to return next November 2017.

Thank you to all those who visited our Stand J12 in March at AAF SPRING IN BATTERSEA PARK. We were exhibiting and selling the work of:


Sculpture by JOHN BROWN and PAUL VANSTONE and Studio Glass by LOUISE & COLIN HAWKINS.

If you would like to purchase anything you saw on Stand i12 in March please do contact us and we can arrange to get the piece or pieces to you as quickly as possible!

The NEW YORK version of the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR closed its doors on Sunday 2 April after a very busy week! Our American friends flocked into the Metropolitan Pavilion on 6th and 18 in Chelsea to enjoy a wonderful exhibition. Jacob and I would like to thank all of you who visited our Booth from 29 March to 2 April and left with exciting pieces of art to cherish for many years to come! We look forward to returning to the Big Apple next Spring!! If you would like to purchase anything you saw on Booth 1.13 this month please do get in touch and we will arrange to ship back to you!!

Looking forward to welcoming you all to Stand i11 at AAF HAMPSTEAD HEATH!!

Don’t forget to ask us for FREE TICKETS!!!!

Linda and Jacob

King elementary, located in a low-income, mostly minority section of louisville, is an arts magnet school so established as part of jefferson county’s effort to promote desegregation by providing families personalised writing paper with choices