Cache of paintings by local artist discovered

A cache of more than 40 watercolours featuring Chiswick, Richmond, Wimbledon and Kew by local artist Heather Jenkins who died last year has been discovered by her daughters. They don’t want to part with the paintings so we have created an online exhibition here

Paul Wuensche's trip to Venice

The latest artist to fall under Venice’s spell, Paul Wuensche recently completed a trip to La Serenissima and is holding an open day on April 13th and 14th at his lovely home in Barnes, London SW11 to show off the work he did there. A small selection can be seen here. Email if you would like more info and/or an invitation.

Chiswick Calendar boosts local artists

Chiswick Calendar, our local newsletter, is organising an exhibition of paintings and photographs by local artists at the Clayton Hotel on Chiswick High Road W4 5RY until April 20th. A free show with a diverse range of talent on display.

Harry Eagle's framing featured in Sunday Times

Harry’s framing expertise in the Sunday Times Style magazine

How to buy or find out more

To buy an artwork - or get more info

From the archive: The Guardian obituary of Charles Duranty (January 18th 2006)

Poet and painter with an eye for East Anglian landscapes

cARToon of the week

A Mel Calman cartoon from Stan Smith’s estate. This work is for sale for £100.

The Female Gaze

Five female artists explore the human body

From the archive: our exhibition - INSPIRED BY TREES

Featuring a beautiful and diverse assembly of paintings by that dedicated group of artists who call themselves the Arborealists, Inspired by trees ran from June 2nd till June 13th 2021 at Burgh House in Hampstead. Many of the works - and more by the featured artists - can still be viewed online here.

Beautiful morning glory

Blissful domestic moments, relaxed and informal, between waking and breakfast at the start of the day, captured by Stan Smith (1927-2001) Click here to see the online exhibition.

Colourful churches rediscovered

We have just retrieved more than a dozen of Stan Smith’s lively watercolours and sketches of English country churches, from Saxon to Victorian, which make John Piper’s work look rather dull and boring in comparison. We have included them in an online exhibition together with some churches painted by three other leading lights of the gallery. Click here to see the show

An eccentric view of the English countryside

Charles Duranty (1919-2006) was a poet who worked for a publisher, a job that he sometimes found a bit boring. So he set up an easel in his office and painted what he called “imagined landscapes”, inspired by the East Anglian countryside where he had worked as a land boy during WW2.

His landscapes are typically open countryside populated with tiny figures and steam engines. Many of the titles are quite wonderful. Scroll down or go straight to his page for more details

Portraits of strong women

We are currently cleaning and framing portraits from David Rolt’s personal studio collection that we acquired from his son a few years ago. About time too, I hear you say!

Stan Smith's objects of desire

Stan Smith’s objects of desire: are they erotica - or just plain cheeky?

Ingenious frame for double-sided Bratby

A work by the ever-controversial “kitchen sink” artist John Bratby presented us with a challenge. There were paintings on both sides of the canvas. So how could we show them to best advantage?

The female gaze - an artist speaks out

Some months ago the Cambridge academic Professor Mary Beard presented a BBC television series titled The Shock of the Nude, in which she suggested that paintings by men of the female nude were all too often “soft porn for the elite”. Is she right or wrong?

Artists who love trees - The Arborealists meet David Rolt at our new exhibition. Now online!

Artists who love trees, a new exhibition curated by Robert Eagle that was due to open at Burgh House, Hampstead in June last year, had to be transferred online. Now that lockdown is ending, a new exhibition - Inspired by trees- will be opening on June 1st 2021. Meanwhile, to get an idea of the great art that awaits you, do take a look at our 2020 video and catalogue featuring the artists and their work.

Harry Eagle’s frames get special mention in the Financial Times

Artist Luke Edward Hall’s recent article on framing for the Financial Times focused on the frames Harry recently made for Luke Edward’s major exhibition in Sweden.