I can’t believe that today – 11th September 2023 – our Gallery celebrates 38 years exhibiting and selling the work of many amazing, talented and innovative artists. This Autumn we kick off our New Year on Stand E2 at THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR in Battersea Park 18-22 October. If you would like Complimentary Tickets for the Fair please just message us and we will send you the link. We only have a limited amount so please contact us as soon as possible! In November we will be flying back to AAF Singapore for our 11th Art Fair in this beautiful City. Over the coming months we will be introducing some new and exciting artists to our team of talented artists.…
We are delighted to welcome Chloe McCarrick to our team of talented and innovative artists. Chloe is an internationally recognised fine art photographer and mixed-media printmaker. From her London studio and darkroom, she creates bespoke, original and limited edition prints and gifts.
Best known for her circular cyanotypes, Chloe embraces and develops innovative ways of reworking photographic images through collage and mixed-media print techniques, and by blending science, darkroom alchemy and art.
“I hope people are empowered by the story behind each piece and that the subject matter ignites imaginations and a curiosity to delve deeper.”
The work explores the boundless possibilities of image production in the age of modern printmaking with an aim to reinvent, recycle, redefine, experiment and preserve.
Female empowerment, natural history and science are recurring themes across the work, constructing visual narratives from the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women – celebrating their achievements, uncovering their struggles and telling the stories of these often unsung heroes.
“The key emotion is to feel connected – connected to the story, the techniques and the science behind the work, and to be connected to the elements of nature I introduce to explore human experience and the relationship between each of us, and the world we live in.”
Chloe McCarrick regularly exhibits internationally, appearing at the prestigious Salon De Beaux Arts in Paris, The Affordable Art Fair in London and New York, and The Other Art Fair, curated by Saatchi Art, in London and Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.…
We are delighted to announce that Fiona Parkinson is joining our team of innovative artists this Spring.
Fiona’s childhood took her from Yorkshire to South Africa and back again to an unsettled life on the North East coast of England. Throughout this upbringing, her interest in expressing herself through art became a constant, may be even a requirement, and as soon as she was able, she continued to explore this passion in further education.
She graduated in 2015 with a first class Batchelor’s degree and was then awarded a Master’s degree with distinction whilst collecting the College of Arts Award at Lincoln University. She has exhibited across the UK, Europe and US and has been featured by the media, appearing a number of times on BBC radio.
Her art diverged from what may be considered more mainstream techniques early in her studies with a chance introduction to butterflies.
Since graduating and moving to her studio in Stratford on Avon her work has continued to explore contradictions in our experience of the world including beauty and fragility, fear and love, and life and death. Her unique techniques fuse modern technology with ancient methods to producing striking images which evoke fascination and emotion in equal measure.
“My techniques combine traditional methods of preservation with modern tools and technology to create beautiful pieces of artwork that can equally inspire emotion and wonder. Given the variation in every specimen, each piece is unique and is hand crafted by me in my studio or the lab.
I would …
Since the launch of BANG (Blackstone Art Next Generation) in 2022 we are delighted that Jacob will again be curating an eclectic mix of young talented artists at the Spring Edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, London 8-12 March. For some of these emerging artists this will be the first time they have exhibited at a large commercial Art Fair. Find them on Stand E3 for a refreshing display of originality and colour to enhance your homes!
We are also getting ready to ship new work to Hong Kong for our first time back there since the Covid and political turmoil. We are so excited to be taking a mixture of Linda’s regular team of artists along with some of Jacob’s BANG selection. The show is in the HKCEC in Wanchai 18-21 May.…
2022 is a landmark year for our Gallery. After 36 years passionately promoting contemporary artists, I am so delighted to welcome our eldest Grandchild JACOB TALBOT. Jacob recently Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Leeds Arts University. During his time at University he not only studied Photography but also, due to the Pandemic restrictions, taught himself to sculpt, make his own moulds and cast his work, plus the art of welding metals and loads more self-taught accomplishments. Jacob shares a Studio in Leeds with other young highly talented artists. With my encouragement, he has been inspired to create B A N G – Blackstone Art Next Generation, a totally separate venture for our Gallery. His aim is to bring these amazing artists into the Public Eye while still pursuing his own career as a Fine Art Photographer. Since the age of 13 (apart from school commitments!) Jacob and I have worked together at International Art Fairs. All who have met him during this time have voiced admiration for his warm friendly nature and terrific work ethic. “Welcome Jacob”.