Nellie Crawford Still Life Exhibition
19/05/2023 to XX/XX/2023
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30/06/2023 to XX/XX/2023
16/09/2023 to 20/10/2023
Coming soon this Autumn an exhibition compiling of Cotswold, topographical & coastal scenes.....
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Tony de Wolf
26/11/2022 to 22/01/2023
Priory Gallery Broadway are proud to bring to you the new
collection of works from this genius painter, tony de wolf.
Tony De Wolf was born in Antwerp, Belgium, September 1961. Since he was young, he liked drawing. Whenever he could, he started to make sketches, trying to draw like the great Old Masters, as well as what he saw around him, objects, pictures just anything he could lay his eyes on. There was this goal that kept him going:
proving that he would become a great painter, wanting to show
his talent to the world, becoming a colleague of so many artists he admired throughout his youth.
After seven years of painting classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Tony found private guidance in the atelier of Willem Dolphyn and later with Peter Van Tongerloo. Here he found new important technical and moral support, which led to controlling the art of still-life painting, in a hyperrealistic way.
His compositions display the technical gifts of the Old Masters yet incorporate a fresh approach in presentation and selection of subjects. His paintings leave the spectator stunned, you can almost smell the fruit, while enjoying the freshness of their colours. The configurations are thoughtfully considered, the merging of beautifully laundered linen, lusciously ripe fruit and cool-colour
combinations resonate well with the senses. The gentle humour he displays with the placing of certain objects is subtle, the distorted reflections encourage you to look deeper into the paintings, engaging your eye and intellect with equal intensity. Tony’s chosen objects are painted to
perfection including their flaws, the blemishes on fruit, chips in china, scratches in silver, maybe a fray on the linen, all suggesting a past life and adding yet another layer of thought and enjoyment to the paintings.
Layers of oil paint are thinly applied to build up a near flawless beautiful surface. He compliments
all is work with simple black frames with a silver slip. His work is finished off with several layers of varnish to almost give it that appearance that its behind glass, a unique technique.
It is little wonder that Tony’s works are found in prized collections worldwide.
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15/10/2022 to 11/11/2022
‘Has the ah factor ever been more poignant than in the faces of the gorgeous furry friends of the new collection of works by our incredibly talented Nicky Litchfield?’
Living and working in the heavenly Ribble Valley in Lancashire, Nicky has always made the most of her gift of painting animals. Working predominantly in pastels her love of all creatures, their character, humour, and sensitivity just shines through each carefully considered artwork.
Here at the Priory Gallery, we are proud to represent Nicky in the beautiful Cotswolds. The new collection comprises many favourites of charming hares, foxes, squirrels, and farmyard animals but this time Nicky has not only been inspired by the household family dog but has also explored the essential qualities of the oh so graceful cat.
Nicky has exhibited far and wide and over the years has won many awards. Her artwork has been regularly selected for inclusion in the Annual Pastel Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. She has been featured in several publications including the Pastel Journal, a highly respected US publication devoted entirely to the medium of pastel. Since winning the Society for all Artists, Artist of the Year, Animal Category in 2008 Nicky's work has become much in demand.