Tuesday 9th January 2018
the fletcher gate fine art gallery
welcomes in '2018'
This year looks to be one of our most exciting years to-date with an array of fabulous shows by both our International artists and our newly emerging local talents.
With the dates still to be confirmed, you can look forward to 'A Feast of Beautiful Artworks' by the celebrated Scottish artist Joyce Gunn Cairns, Nael Hanna, Simeon Stafford, Sarah Watson, Zino Pece, Haidee-Jo Summers, Gerald Green, Laury Dizengremel and many more!
We hope you can join us to celebrate everything that is good about ART. In the words of the Great Pablo Picasso; "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.
George & Claire
gallery owner & gallery manager
The fletcher gate fine art gallery cordially invites yOu to The winter art shoW 2017
Due to popular demand the gallery is holding a second event to Darren Stevenson’s Solo Show this Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
In case you missed the opportunity first time around this is another chance to meet Darren in person.
Wine and canapés will be served.
Guest artist: darren stevenson
Showing: oil paintings, drawings, maquettes and bronzes
A great wAy to welcome in the festive season!
We hope you can join us.
George & Claire
Gallery Owner / Gallery Manager
A new acquisition
'Syria' by andrew laird
An incredibly inspirational piece by the phenomenally talented artist Andrew Laird.
The artist's statement:
I've always thought of artists as outsiders looking in. And I'm most certainly an outsider. I was brought up between two cultures, of East and West. I was even born at the dead of midnight between two days. I exist in the 'bit in the middle'. My preferred time of day is dusk, in half light. Artists are always living on the fringes of society. It's a perspective that allows us to 'see'. The fringes are what interests me as an artist. I have painted subjects ranging from Soho prostitutes to nocturnes of motorway bridges. Because these are the places where the human spirit is most evident. Where the human spirit meets nature, and in some instances where nature bites back.
I was trained by a Camberwell school painter and a student of Euan Uglow while I was a student at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. I was fortunate enough to have had an insight into a school of painting that spans from Auerbach, Bomberg through to Coldstream and Sickert. Although I paint subjects, these are a starting point for my love of painting and for the pattern of abstraction. Through abstraction I aim to embody the very human spirit I am trying to convey.
Andrew was brought up in Malta, Scotland and Germany and has travelled widely. In 2012 he volunteered in a natural disaster zone on an island in the Philippines, whereupon he witnessed first hand how great the human spirit can be when facing heartbreaking realities.
Here in his painting 'Syria' Andrew conveys the power of 'hope' as a force which grows stronger when faced with disaster whilst nature (our protector) reinvents herself in order to survive.
Now on show to view, to enquire about the work please contact the gallery: Follow the link