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26th May 2020 Covid-19 Update

26th May 2020 Covid-19 Update
Since the 21st March, I have followed the government guidelines and have closed the gallery to do my small part in curtailing this awfu...

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update
As of the 21st March 2020 I took the precaution of temporarily closing my gallery in Manchester.  This was in line with Government reco...

Auction Houses and Forgeries

Auction Houses and Forgeries
I heard a funny story this week, it was from one of the regulars who comes into the gallery. He had visited another Art Gallery in Cheshire, I ...

Where is the value in Art?

Where is the value in Art?
There are very few things in life that hold as much value as art, Property and Gold hold economic value, but only Art and Antiques hold both cu...

John Piper - A long love affair

John Piper - A long love affair
I first saw John Piper's work at the very beginning of my art career. I was 22 years old and obsessed with art. I read everything I could get m...

Simeon Stafford

Simeon Stafford
As this is the first blog of the year, I was going to do a retrospective of the previous year in Art but I went off the idea as with a New Year...

It's cold outside...

It's cold outside...
As I sit at my desk staring between the computer and the window, I find myself struggling to come up with an apt blog this week. I could begin ...

It's all about the Movement

It's all about the Movement
Art movements can be confusing things if you don't know your Dada from your Fauvism. However, in reality, you don't need to know all of them. I...

Slipping through the cracks

Slipping through the cracks
The title of this week's blog is taken from an interview with Louise Bourgeois, the world-renown American Artist who is probably best known for...

7 Artists homes you can visit

7 Artists homes you can visit
This week I'm taking a different tack from the usual blog and bringing you some great destinations to expand your knowledge of art. There's nothin...

Antony Gormley - Casting Icons

Antony Gormley - Casting Icons
If I were to ask a random collection of people to name a few of the most famous artists working in Britain today, I would expect to hear names like...

Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool
For the first time in the U.K., we have a collection of work by the iconic Street Artist Keith Haring. More than that, it has found its way to ...