Thursday, 27 November 2014

Gillian Holding's Poignant Artwork

Gillian Holding’s work reflects everyday encounters with the mundane and the familiar. It’s an oddly futile attempt to pinpoint moments of the everyday and unremarkable (what happens when nothing happens): futile, because the act of noticing and recording the everyday paradoxically renders it extraordinary and often absurd. Her methodology mainly involves wandering and recording urban ‘edgelands” and nameless bits of nowhere in suburbs and suburbia both locally and far further afield.
This response to the everyday is profoundly informed by identity and place: how the psychological and geographical space where we find ourselves affects our notions, perceptions and assumptions about things. Sudden feelings of dissonance are generated when the familiar suddenly seems unfamiliar despite its daily ordinariness.
She often mixes painting and collage; partly it allows for a constant changing of visual vocabulary to express a perpetual shifting response to any given subject. But partly too it's an art form with disparate elements, and so defies society’s obsession with categorising the world, identity and place of the individual.
Gillian Holding was born in Chester, UK, and is based variously in Leeds, London and Paris. She maintains a studio with, and is a trustee of, East Street Arts, Leeds.

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bGallery welcomes Tim Woodcock-Jones

Tim Woodcock-Jones -

Tim Woodcock-Jones was born in London in 1961, studied at Watford School of Art 1977-1982. A full time artist and designer. Paints mainly landscapes and seascapes in oil, describes his style as stylised realism. Recently exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition and Royal society of British Artists.

Jill Meager's Fantastic News

Hare 1- has been chosen by the charity Farms for City Children as their Christmas card this year. To buy, the link is

And I have a show at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG from December 4th to December 9th where I will be showing new work including birds and hares.

The NOAC exhibition where my Crow Fledgling is included 

has now closed at Somerset House and will be at the 

Minerva Theatre Chichester from December 17th to January 


Deo Dutchie -

Dutchie was born in the early 1960’s, and he grew up in a rural environment where he learnt to appreciate and admire the natural beauty of God’s creation, whilst enjoying a simple lifestyle. He is a Christian and proudly professes this choice.
As a child Dutchie always enjoyed capturing moments in his or other people’s lives on paper, sometimes in detail and other times in naïve expressed form.
Dutchie’s work, which is a combination of modern impressionistic and naive expressionistic styles, is characterised by a sense of restfulness, peace and simplicity with which he identifies himself. His love and knowledge of nature and people, and the simplicity of life, is captured in his work and his art portrays the inner tranquillity of the artist himself. He wants to create and establish his own view of art, not following what someone else has done. He does not want to paint what could be learned from others, he wants others to learn from him. He wants to be himself.
Dutchie’s work is unique, valuable and well sought after.
Dutchie is currently in the process of consolidating the Gospel and he is working towards producing 250 paintings of which their images will be captured in his book, which will be made available across the globe.
Dutchie’s works of art grace homes in Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa, Namibia, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Zimbabwe, Poland, Canada, USA, and Russia to mention only but a few countries.
Dutchie currently resides in New Beith, Queensland, Australia where he practices art and teaches art to people with an interest in this field. He can be contacted per phone on +61 4 0445 4740, or per email on, or through his website

M.D. Becker - Stunning Photography

M.D. Becker is a self taught photographer that lives and works in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. His interest in photography began to blossom in 2007 when he bought his first camera, since then it has infinitely grown. 
His primary focus is on old building, barns and landscapes. Through his use of color he creates a juxtaposition of a place that is familiar but, only exists in the mind of the imaginer. A place we have seen in a dream but, never have visited.
His photography style is varied. He utilizes realistic, impressionist and abstract styles to create new worlds and dream like scenes.  
He is a Juried member of the Reading-Berks Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. He most recently has been featured in the "Home at Last" exhibit in the Craftmen's Lancaster gallery and the Firefly Bookstore and Gallery. 

Triton Art Auction Begins! Friday, November 28th at 12:00AM!

Triton Art Auction Begins!

Friday, November 28th at 12:00AM!

Midnight Friday is the kick-off of the eagerly-awaited Triton Art auction.  Twenty pieces of Hubbell art will be up for sale beginning at midnight November 28th and will continue at auction for 14 days, closing on Friday, December 12th at 11:00PM.  A catalog of items can be viewed at

And while you're on our site, please stop by and peruse our online gift shop filled with books and dvds, greeting cards, a calendar, t-shirts and other Hubbell items to spread Ilan-Lael in your world!  Or renew your membership for 2015!  Or make a year-end gift to the Capital Campaign that's building the new Ilan-Lael Foundation home on our Santa Ysabel property.

Heidi Jayne Best's Artwork at bGallery

Through painting and video I attempt to explore physical sensations and psychic emotions stemming from personal experience, female identity, sexuality and the presence of the body. The dynamics between myself and a physical projection through gestural painting are revealed through the growing connection between myself and the environment in which the work develops. My practice draws on memories expressed in a visual language worked out through visceral exploration of painterly surface, suggestion and movement. This passage is at the root of a series of paintings where I hope to reclaim the male dominated realms of expressionist painting through female selfhood and a deeply corporeal connection to the physicality of the materials I work with. It is through this reclamation that I hope to convey my identity within the expressive nature of the creative act. I see this as a ritualistic and almost symbolic method of development where the a physical trace of an artistic presence offers a lingering notion of the critical self-reflection that takes place within my practice dealing with elements of my personality, sexuality and desire.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

William Catlow's Stunning Jewellery at bGallery

William's jewellery collection "Pollen" is inspired by natural shapes found in seeds, leaves, buds, berries, even fruit and vegetables !
William uses precious metals, predominantly silver and gold. The natural forms evolve into botanical shapes using materials chosen for their precious, permanent qualities.
The sweeping curves and elegant lines evoke an image between the natural and the abstract, creating a luxurious feeling for the wearer to enjoy.

Aurora Spain at bGallery

The purpose of my paintings is to uplift the spirit and excite the eye. My new body of work, 'The Touchables' , goes a step further - they are tactile.  At the same time, my adventurous and studied use of colour deliberately reflects the optical laws of physics whereby the after-images complete the spectral effect, leaving the observer with a deeper sense of satisfaction. 

Sophie Mitchell & Rachel Ducker Invitation ...

Rachel and Sophie Michell are hosting a festive evening of complimentary drinks and canapés on 4th December, 2014.
Sophie is the executive chef at the Pont St Restaurant situated in London’s chic Belgraves Hotel in Belgravia.  Sophie has worked in some of London's top Michelin-starred restaurants, has appeared on numerous TV shows and has published 6 cookbooks.
Rachel will be showing her latest collection of unique wire sculptures and Sophie will be offering signed cookbooks.

Please RSVP to