SUMMER FLOWERS    

SUMMER FLOWERS    

  One of the main events of the summer season is the Chelsea Flower Show.  It is held in May for five days by the Royal Horticultural Society and has been at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, since 1912. The worlds biggest annual flower show started in 1990 and is held in July at Hampton Court [...]

The Summer Exhibition

The Summer Exhibition

'Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by emerging and established artists '  Royal Academy. This year the guest curator at the Summer Exhibition was British sculptor Richard Wilson RA. Entry to the Exhibition is open to all artists and over 1200 pictures were hung [...]

Red Bull Air Race

Red Bull Air Race

  Norman Hoad 1923- 2014 Formula 1 Air Racing Oil on canvas. Signed 17" x 23" A highly talented artist specialising in aviation and animal subjects, Hoad studied under the renowned aviation artist Frank Wootten. With Wootten and others [including David Shepherd] he was a founder member of the Guild of Aviation Artists , later [...]

War and Peace

War and Peace

We have all been captivated by the BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace which has brightened up our Sunday evenings with the fabulous costumes, scenery and romance.We have followed the lives of Pierre, Natasha and Andrei, against the backdrop of war with Napoleon. Russian artists are very popular at the moment and Russian art is, as [...]