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  • 20 Jul Lilith Rose – Painter of Sensual Art

    Lilith Rose works from her studio in the UK. She paints nudes, erotic and sensually themed work. She has sold globally and exhibits. She is inspired by Jack Vettriano, Fabian Perez and Edward Hopper. Lilith loves that Jack is self-taught. “When an artist wants to......

  • 13 Jul Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A

    A visit to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A was not just about viewing examples of her amazing and iconic fashions, it is also a history lesson in social economics and the development of ready to wear affordable clothing. Mary Quant at the V&A......

  • 01 Jun John Swannell – Photographer Extraordinary

    John Swannell is considered one of the great British photographers of his generation. During his four decades in the business, he has shot celebrity portraits, fashion, beauty, advertising, nudes and landscapes, but whatever he’s photographing he does it elegantly, professionally and with meticulous attention to......

  • 18 May Robin Ross as seen on ‘Home is Where The Art Is’

    Robin Ross is a screen printer based in Blackpool and has recently taken part in ‘Home is Where The Art Is’ TV programme. He was the founder of the ‘Sand Sea and Spray’ event which sees ugly walls transformed through street art, and does a......

  • 18 May Maryam Ahtsham – Featured Artist

    Maryam calls herself the ‘rainbow artist’ and believes in challenging herself, her creative urge produces a very unique style of artwork. Based in London Maryam’s artwork is characterised by colourful abstracts and mixed media paintings inspired by nature and the miracle of life and is......

  • 23 Mar To Mother With Love

    Some Mother’s Day Interesting Facts. It is that time of the year when we are thinking of ways to celebrate and show our appreciation for that special mother figure in our lives. With love we offer gifts of chocolates, flowers, a lunch out in a......

  • 03 Mar Charlie Hanley – Photographic Artist

    Charlie Hanley is a London based freelance Photographic artist working with photography and design, both of which are his passion. He is always trying to find new ideas and new ways to do things and loves the thrill and challenge in creating something new and......

  • 03 Mar Valentine Louafi – The Paper-Cut Artist

    Valentine Louafi is a French graphic designer who became into a full time paper cut artist along the way as gates began opening up for her. Cutting paper is a simple yet powerful medium to share her view to the world through a delicate organic......

  • 16 Feb The Art of Gabriele Smolarz

    Gabriele Smolarz is a trained artist and designer with comprehensive experience in the arts and craft industry. Gabriele’s passion about both art and design began at a young age and has grown and developed through out her life. She began her career in the arts......

  • 10 Feb What is your Art Style at Home?

    The world of art is vast and diverse and very subjective, the style or styles you choose to display in your home can reflect a part of your personality that is unknown outside the home. The Art of Surprise can come into play for visitors......

  • 09 Feb The Art of Kinky Boots

    I loved every minute of this fabulously sassy, uplifting and ever so kinky musical. The Tony Award-winning musical that has been dazzling audiences has finally high-kicked its way from Broadway to the West End to The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent. Kinky Boots the musical features......

  • 03 Feb A Guide to Buying Art as a Gift

    Anyone who defines themselves as an art lover knows that art can be one of the most thoughtful and personal gift to make someone not only feel very special, it makes the celebrated day extra special too. Thinking of birthdays, anniversaries, a wedding, commemorating an......

  • 02 Feb Copy Artist John Anderson

    John Anderson is a Staffordshire artist who paints in the style of 20th century masters. His copies of works of art by famous masters include Matisse, Degas, Monet, Giacometti, Henri Rouseau and LS Lowry. John Anderson’s work is characterised by changes ranging from subtle to......

  • 16 Jan An Art Trail to Blackpool

    Blackpool has a thriving art scene, it may fluctuate at times as do all artistic endeavors, however it is surviving and is an inspiration, partly due to my good friends there, Robin Ross from The Old Rock Factory where he has his screen printing studio,......

  • 13 Jan Opening A Front Room Art Gallery

    The decision to open my front room as an Art Gallery happened in an instant after pondering this thought for some time. Leaving Windsor Contemporary Art Fair in early November 2018 where artwork from the online Art Gallery was presented, the statement was made ‘I......

  • 05 Sep Featured Artist Mark Noble – Painter of Light

    Mark Noble was born with severe dyslexia which resulted in him having a difficult time at school. Mark spent 20 years working in a local plastics factory until he made the choice to pursue his dream of becoming an artist studying at Strode College where......

  • 02 Sep Featured Artist – Silvia Haralambova

    Silvia is a contemporary Bulgarian artist working in the field of fine and applied art who has inherited the love to art from her grandfather who was a textile designer at the textile factories all around the country. Since childhood and school years Silvia has......

  • 19 Aug Sheeba Khan – A Fairytale Story

    Dubai based artist Sheeba Khan is much more than just another abstract artist. Her story is out of a modern day fairytale. Let me give you a taste of it: Sheeba’s father was a close friend of the Nawab Of Bhopal (the ruler of Bhopal).......

  • 30 Jul Beware of Art Scams

    It is always exciting to be contacted by a new potential client and directing them to your website to browse and hopefully choose some artwork to buy. Even more thrilling when they contact you to say they wish to buy some of your artwork for......

  • 17 Jul Featured Artist – Petra Lea

    Petra Lea is a professional artist based in the UK and features in international publications and galleries. Based at The Electric Picture House Artists Cooperative in Cheshire. She exhibits throughout the UK and USA including New York, London and Oxford. Her artworks are housed in......

  • 08 Jul Artist of Influence – Frida Kahlo 1907 – 1954

    A look at the life of Frida Kahlo through her artwork inspired by a visit to the marvellous exhibition at the V&A ‘Making Her Self Up’. An interesting and at times emotional journey through her life. The exhibition presented an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts,......

  • 24 Jun Featured Artist – Laura H Elliott

    Laura H Elliott is a contemporary, multi-media artist who is passionate about mixed-media painting and creating sculptural metal clay designs with genuine gemstones. Laura is the same in the arts as she is with life and learning, inquisitive and driven. Her work is a dichotomy......

  • 24 Jun Featured Artist – Sarah Strachan

    Artist Sarah Strachan is a self taught abstract artist who lives in Morecombe, Lancashire. Sarah work primarily with acrylics in there different forms and mixed media on canvas Sarah’s inspiration can come from anywhere, a thought, a feeling, her surroundings, the elements, the list is......

  • 16 May Featured Artist – John Bracey

    John Bracey has in recent times been able to concentrate on his artwork full time. He states ‘I love every minute of it!’ John left school and went to art college for three years. He didn’t pursue what was to be his dream immediately though.......

  • 13 May Featured Artist – Michelle Hold

    “I like to build bridges for others to see.” For Michelle art is her life and passion. She bases her work on capturing the essence of feelings and emotions, the invisible eternal energy that surrounds and pervades the universe, focusing on beauty she considers to......

  • 29 Apr Artist – Susie Hall

      Susie immerses herself in her work, painting intuitively and imaginatively, allowing head and heart, hand and brush to join together in mysterious collaboration. She finds inspiration around her in nature and in cities – almost anything her eyes alight upon, resulting in abstract and......

  • 23 Apr Is Exercising Being Creative?

    I finally found the inspiration and did my first power walk of the Spring this morning. The alarms’ waves of harp music aroused me at 5.30am which gives me time to gently get myself together and be out just before 6am. So why do I......

  • 24 Mar Artist of Influence – Georgia O’Keeffe

    Artist of Influence – Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was an America artist who’s was best known for her abstract paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been recognised as ‘the mother of American modernism’. Stating......

  • 03 Mar The Art of Creativity

    ‘You cannot use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have’. ~ Maya Angelou We all have the gift of creativity, it’s a seed planted within us waiting for the opportunity to emerge and transform into anything we choose. ‘We are all creative......

  • 18 Feb February Feature – Abstract Art Michelle Hold

    Michelle states ‘Art is my life and passion’ Her work is based on capturing the essence of feelings, emotions and the visible energy that pervades in the universe, focusing on beauty and it scarcity in current time. Inspired by nature and new science that meets......

  • 17 Feb Artists of Interest – Rolf Armstrong

      Rolf Armstrong started his education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where his teachers increasingly recognised his work. The institute was a stepping-stone to Armstrong’s successful career in commercial art. He travelled to Paris to study at the Acedemie Julian, a......

  • 08 Feb The Art of Abstract

    What is Abstract Art? A definition of abstract art is from the Oxford dictionary – ‘Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colours, and textures’ According to The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy –......

  • 31 Jan Mark E Smith – The Art of Music

      Mark E Smith – The Art of Music January 2018 Music is art and can be as vibrant, thought provoking, colourful or simply not to your taste as much as art in all other forms. Mark E Smith could be described as all of......

  • 16 Nov A Visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    A Visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a 500 acre outdoor art gallery located in the grounds Breton Hall, junction 38 M1. A large open space with trees and well kept grass interspersed with paths for easy access to over 80......

  • 19 Oct Can Artwork displayed in Business areas Influence Customer/Client Experience?

      Art and business are both about the discipline to execute impressive work, the need to engage people and the requirement to bring enough revenue to keep making things happen. Art helps to connect to clients Many company services and products rely on specific types......

  • 16 Oct Can Artwork in the Office Influence Employee Efficiency & Productivity

    Can Artwork in the Office Influence Employee Efficiency and Productivity? Art encompasses a wide variety of media from paintings to sculpture to the print on your mug and has an effect on all of us in one way or another. Studies have shown that the......

  • 10 Oct Why Buy Original Works of Art 04

    Why Buy Original Works of Art 04 When you buy an original work of art you are directly supporting an artists career, helping talented artists to achieve the recognition and success they deserve. Many artists are individuals working independently to financially support themselves or have......

  • 01 Oct Why Buy Original Works of Art 03

    Why Buy Original Works of Art 03 Original works of art within the home inspire creativity. Having original works of art within the home encourages the development of artistic expression and inspiration particularly with children, allowing creative thinking and freedom of thought. Playing I Spy......

  • 25 Sep Masterpiece by Rubens discovered in historic Glasgow house

    Masterpiece by Rubens found hanging in historic Glasgow house. A masterpiece painted by Rubens missing for 400 years has been discovered in Pollock House situated on the south side of Glasgow city. The portrait of George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham, as some historians......

  • 24 Sep Why Buy Original Works of Art 02

    Consider buying an original work of art as an experience. All the reasons that lured you to the particular work/s of art are part of the adventure. Purchasing an original work of art creates memories of that time whether it be a holiday, a day......

  • 10 Sep Adventure in Belgrade Unusual 3D Art Found

    There is art and then there is the most unusual 3D art found venturing the streets of Belgrade. An open door down a dark side street at the side of Belgrade’s Youth Centre and I could not resist having a look in. Met with an......

  • 08 Sep Artist Creates A Replica Of Greek Parthenon Using 100,000 Banned Books

    Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, who is 74 years old, has built a monumental replica of the Greek Parthenon by using 100,000 copies of banned books. As he notes, that action symbolises the resistance to political repression. The Parthenon of Books in Kassel, in Germany, is......

  • 04 Sep Why Buy Original Works of Art 01

    It is such a thrill to have the opportunity to offer customers the original paintings by artist Lana Dulbinska on Flying Ducks Gallery website. Science has proven the importance of having original works of art in your home is part of your personal wellbeing. Art......

  • Pink Star

    31 Aug Bold & Beautiful

    It all began over a bottle of Prosecco in Liverpool one lunchtime. My comment was ‘if you have the money, go and buy the painting you like so much and enjoy having it on your wall’....

  • 31 Aug What is Art?

    A passion for art in all forms and the need to be creative myself is the driving force behind Flying Ducks Gallery website. I am in the process of building a collection of artwork displayed in my own home, I consider it to be very important to my personal wellbeing. However I am finding that the more works of art I view and experience, and with the vast diversity available my perception of art changes and develops and I want to fill my walls and shelves with examples of it all....