Friday, 23 December 2011

New beginings for b Gallery online Art Directory ~ 2012 and beyond!

Saturday 24th December will see the closure of what has become our Artistic home and Gallery for the past two years. As b Gallery has out grown the centre in Toddington, we are devoting our time and skills to our ever growing online Art Directory. The Directory has over three hundred Artists signed up in it's first few months and is receiving over 50,000 hits a month. The Directory gives opportunities to all artists around the world in exhibiting their art and to sell from their own homes 100% commission FREE. So we believe this is the way forward. Thank you for supporting b Gallery and we look forward to welcoming more Artists online in 2012 and beyond.
The Way forward......

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Robert M James

Robert James is a Berkshire based practicing architect, who studied and qualified at the Manchester School of Architecture in the mid 1980s.

In 2005 Robert had the very good fortune to join an art class overseen by Neil McDonald ASEA, one of the country’s leading life-drawing and watercolour artists. Inspired by Neil’s tutelage, Robert has developed his drawing skills and now dedicates much of his free time to his passion for depicting the human form.

Most of the work is fast and representative, with the pictures aiming to capture the light and mood of the moment. Anatomical accuracy is important, but there is no attempt to record every last detail. Sometimes, less is more.

To see more of Robert's work and how to purchase it direct from him, please go to

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Paul Stillwell ~ Artist to the Stars

We hope you enjoy some of the pictures Paul has painted of some very well known celebrity's. For more information about Paul please go to:

Look out on these pictures for the celebrity's signature!

Monday, 14 November 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Ann Richmond

A short Biography...
Ann Richmond hails from one of the many hamlets dotted throughout Gloucestershire's Stroud Valley. From an early age, she discovered a passion for the natural world and, over time, this was channelled into drawing, painting and sculpture.
A rediscovery of this skill in later years, was to see her explore the medium of fired clay, before moving into more intricate & detailed commissions for the giftware trade.
Now, having established her new 'Avvaganda Studio' in rural Wiltshire, she has turned to expressive wildlife painting, for which she's developed a unique 'scratchy' style in pen & acrylic.
"My paintings tell stories about the innate wisdom, innocence and grace of wildlife, both familiar and obscure. The vibrant bursts of spatered pigment symbolise the fragility and vitality of life in the natural world.
In surrounding the eye of each subject with a flowing mass of colour, I create a focal point that triggers a spiritual, almost empathic response in the viewer."
1991 - Nature in Art, Gloucestershire
Prema Project, Uley, Gloucs.
1992 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
1993 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
2000 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
2008 - Zelli Porcelain, Chiltern St. London.
2009 - Inkspot, Swindon.

To see and purchase Ann's work,
please click on the link:

Search for Ann Richmond in the
'Advanced Search' section

Thursday, 10 November 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Anita Davies

A graduate of the highly regarded Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Art, I have been making decorative art and jewellery for over 15 years.
My art work draws on the decorative fragmented surfaces of ancient jewellery, reliquaries, frescoes and tiled surfaces. Museums and Art Galleries fuelled my obsession from an early age. As a child I enjoyed piecing things together in my mind and learnt to appreciate highly decorative, elaborate surfaces that had been time worn and broken.
This has shaped the way I design. I prefer abstractions and incomplete images and textures and although my work has no direct narrative it does have a language of pattern, texture and colour. I like to capture the idea of buried treasure in my work, fragments of artefacts that were part of something bigger, which now no longer exist.

To purchase Anita's work
Please clock on the link below:

Go to advanced Search to find Anita and her amazing Art work

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Daphne MacOwan

Daphne says " I have never done a "blog" before, but one can learn something new every day!"

If you like this and would like to see more of Daphne's Art work
Please click on the link:

Go to Advanced Search ~ Click on Memebers name and there you will find Daphne with many
other online Art Directory Artists

Monday, 7 November 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Sue Flask

Sue Flask, b. 1972 lives in Mosta, Malta, Europe. She has obtain a diploma in Fine Arts at the School of Arts, Malta and graduated as a B.Ed (Hons.) Art Secondary from the University of Malta. Some of her work is in private collections in Malta and abroad. She is happily married to Ludwig and they have three small children.

To see and purchase Sue's beautiful Art work
please click on on the link
Go to 'Advanced Search'
and scroll down to Sue Flask
Thank you

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Topps Tiles newsletter features b Gallery online Artist Concetta Perot

Concetta Perot

Concetta has been interviewed by Topps Tiles newsletter which was published and as a result the Chief Executive of Topps Tiles called her saying he wanted to buy one of her Mosaics. She signposted him to b Gallery website and he bought it from there!!!

This is exciting news for Concetta and we all wanted to share this with you.

If your an inspiring new Artist or a mature Artist, our online Art Directory is just right for you, to sell your work all around the world.

For more information on how to exhibit your work 100% commission FREE please contact

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes ~ Patrick Higgins

This Beautiful picture is For Sale

Please contact Patrick personaly at the link at the bottom if you are interested in this picture and many more he has on b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Thank you

I am a fine art photographer working in Wales and the North West of England, creating a wide spectrum of images from the land and seascapes of West and North Wales to the urban cityscape of Merseyside and beyond.
I successfully exhibit in these areas; currently at
The ArtSpace at the 08 Place, Liverpool One.
Llys Llewelyn Art Gallery, Aberffraw, Anglesey.
Soon at:
The Gallery, Clayton Square, Liverpool One
The Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool Eight
and recently at
The Queen's Hall Gallery, Narberth, Pembs.
The Bluecoat Bookshop, Chester
Gostin's Gallery, Liverpool One
I accept commissions and am currently working on a book for The Magical Mystery Tour of Beatles Liverpool and a study of the work of Liverpool artist / sculptor Sean Rice.

You can contact Patrick Higgins at:

Thursday, 20 October 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Lesley Mcshea

I have been passionate about Ceramics for as long as I can remember.
I trained in Australia, where I gained a thorough knowledge of glazes and making techniques..
Upon returning to my homeland in 1984, I gained a BA Honours degree in Ceramics at Middlesex University in 1992.
I have been running my present studio in Church Street Workshops, London for 14 years. I have an invaluable assistant, Moriaki Yamauchi. I run private courses for Adults in my studio.
Visitors by prior appointment only.
I have actively worked in Adult Education in London since 1985.
My work is mainly wheel thrown, one off unique functional Stoneware.
Professional Member of Contemporary Potters Association.
Member of London Potters.

To view and purchase the wonderful work of
Lesley Mcshea

Please click on the link below:

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

b Gallery online Art Directory ~ Welcomes Caroline Richardson

I have always loved art and colour. I am also very analytical, studying aeronautical engineering at Bristol University and initally following a career in IT where I designed software.
More recently I have developed a love of glass; this has enabled me to combine my creative and technical abilities in seemingly limitless ways. A postgraduate course in Glass and Architecture at Central Saint Martins expanded my understanding of and skills with a very complex media and I now work in fused and stained glass to produce windows, sculptures and wall-hung artwork.
Much of my work has a textural element to it and I am also interested in using light to add something dynamic. My inspiration comes from natural themes. I particularly enjoy being able to combine shapes and textures in different layers, to draw the observer into the work and to give a sense of depth and interest, perhaps of things hidden.

To view and purchase Caroline's wonderful Art
Please click on the link:

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paul Stillwell ~ Preview Event 5th October 2011

Paul Stillwell's preview evening was extremely well attended last night. It was an absolute pleasure to meet such a talented Artist and wonderful person. Paul took time to spend with everyone, chatting and telling stories of his ventures of meeting the stars who have signed his amazing pieces of art. I look forward to meeting him again while he is exhibiting his portraits of the stars at b Gallery during the next month ~ Beverley

Co owner of b Gallery Melanie Burnell with Paul Stillwell at b Gallery
on his preview night.

The Gallery was full of people chatting with Paul and
viewing his Art.

Melanie, Paul and Beverley

You can see Paul's amazing work in his exhibition at b Gallery for the next four weeks and there is also some more photographs on this blog/Reviews page.

Monday, 3 October 2011

An Invitation to Paul Stillwell ~ Preview Night at b Gallery ~ Toddington

We hope you will be able to attend the ‘Preview Night’ for local artist Paul Stillwell and his amazing work at b Gallery on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm. 

Please feel free to bring along guests with you. There will be drinks and nibbles to celebrate the Preview of his Art Exhibition at b Gallery.

For more infomation please phone b Gallery on 01525 877770

b Gallery Market Square

Toddington Bedfordshire


Open Tuesday to Saturday inclusive 10am - 4pm

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Gill Romeo - Exhbiting at b Gallery ~ Toddington

Gill Romeo has an exhibition of her work at b Gallery ~ Toddington. Here is a preview of her fabulous work.

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b Gallery Arts Centre, Market Square, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU6 3RU
01525 877770

Jenny Hoole - Exhibiting at b Gallery ~ Toddington ~ Bedfordshire

Colour Stream 20cm plate

Jenny is presently exhibiting at b Gallery so we thought you would like to have a preview of her amazing work.

Four Coasters

Locality of colours 20cm plate

Renaissance I 20cm Plate

Yellow Pansy 4 Coaster Set

b Gallery Arts Centre, Market Square, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU6 3RU

01525 877770

Friday, 16 September 2011

b Gallery - Workshops - Book early to avoid dissapointment



Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins
Mondays - 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Course - 1 19/26 3/10/17 Oct (5wks)
Course - 2 31st Oct Nov (5wks) £80 per course


Portraits with Linda Daniell
Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.00noon
Part - 1 20/27 Sept 4/11/18 Oct (5wks) £85
Part - 2 1/8/15/22/29 Nov (5wks) £85 (£153 for both)

Mixed Media with Sally Hutsor
Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.00noon
21/28 Sept 5/12/19 Oct (5wks) £80 - Materials included


Watercolour with Sandra Armitage
Wednesdays 1.30 40 4.00pm
28th Sept 5/12/19/26 Oct (5wks) £80


Drawing with Linda Daniell
Thursdays 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Part - 1 22/29 Sept 6/13/20 Oct (5wks) £85
Part - 2 3/10/17/24 Nov 1 Dec (5wks) £85 (£153 for both)


Watercolour with Geoff Hutchins
Fridays 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Course - 1 23/30 Sept 7/14/21 Oct (5wks)
Course - 2 4/11/18/25 Nov 2 Dec (5wks) £80 per course




Lime and Wash with Christine Forbes
24th September 10.00am to 4.00pm £38


Origami with Monica Cilmi
1st October 10.00am to 4.00pm £38


Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins
17th September/15th October 10.00am to 4.00pm £40


Animal Drawing with Romaine Dennistoun
22nd October 10.00am to 4.00pm £38


Portraits with Leigh Glover
29th October 10.00am to 4.00pm £44/£28 half day


Oriental Brushwork with Monica Cilmi
12th November 10.00 to 4.00pm £38


Vintage Shoes Painting with Kathy Foster
19th November 10.00am to 4.00pm £38


Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins
26th November 10.00am to 4.00pm £38


Watercolour Techniques with Geoff Hutchins
3rd September/8 Oct/5 Nov 10.00am to 4.00pm £40


Christmas Special - Shocking Stocking with Sally Hutson
3rd December to 4.00pm £38 - Materials included


Materials lists available from Linda Daniell:

Edward Vulliamy ~ Exhibits at our online Art Directory

Edward is a landscape painter who paints in both oils and watercolour. He likes to paint scenes by the River Thames or cityscapes near where he lives in SW London.
He is a retired Chartered Engineer who took up painting in the 1990s and trained at local art schools in Richmond, Putney and Chelsea. He regularly exhibits at local art exhibitions in SW London and at the b Gallery in Toddington. His paintings are popular - being part-traditional, part-contemporary.
In 2011 he aims to try some different styles and to experiment with acrylic paints in addition to oils and watercolour. But he will continue to paint his figurative landscapes – usually en plein air ­– as well.

To see and purchase Edward's work please go to:

Where an excellent range of his work can be found.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Understanding Art Evenings

With b Gallery's History of Art Lecturer
Naomi Phelan MA

£12 on the door, £10 booked, £8 cons.
Wine, tea and coffee available at all evenings
7-15pm to 9pm
September 14th 2011 - Dutch Masters at Work
This evening we will look at some of the techiques, such as Chiaroscuro, Camera Obscura and Vanitas, used by the Dutch Masters to depict both the 'modern' and tradional ways of thinking in everyday life.
For more infomation please phone b Gallery on 01525 877770
b Gallery
Market Square
Open Tuesday to Saturday inclusive 10am - 4pm

Monday, 12 September 2011

Paul Stillwell ~ Artist to the Stars exhibits at b Gallery

b Gallery Member and Artist to the Stars Paul Stillwell will be exhibiting a solo show at the centre’s Exhibition Gallery from 5 October – 4 November.

Originally from Luton and now living in Poole, Paul’s talent is credited by A-List stars including Dustin Hoffman, Al Pachino, Johnny Depp, The Dalai Lama, Jennifer Lopez, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Cheryl

Cole, Roger Moore and many more. Paul uniquely creates stunning portraits then documents the stars signing them. His collection is rare and valuable as well as breathtakingly beautiful.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

b Gallery endeavours to promote all kinds of Art........Even that of an Elephant!

Elephant Appreciation Weekend: 24-25 September 2011

Elephant art, behind-the-scenes tours and up-close encounters – get ready for a mammoth weekend of fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Elephant Appreciation Day.

Celebrating all things jumbo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is hosting Elephant Appreciation Day to raise money for its worldwide elephant conservation projects, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

For the first time ever, the keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be proudly exhibiting paintings produced by a very talented artist; Karishma, the Asian elephant. The pachyderm-Picasso’s handiwork (or rather, trunk-work) will be on display for art-lovers to admire for the duration of the weekend only.

Exclusively available for Elephant Appreciation Day, visitors who make a donation to the elephant conservation work can enjoy a guided tour of the elephants’ barn or meet one of the Zoo’s friendly eles for a mega photo opportunity.
Elephant Appreciation Day visitors can also enjoy a special ‘Elephantastic’ demonstration, get their faces painted as elephants and join the Zoo’s herd of heavyweights on their daily stroll around the 600-acre site.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

b Gallery ~ Workshops ~ Dates ~ Tutors ~ prices

Autumn 2011 Workshops


September 12th & 13th 6.30 - 7.30pm

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Mondays 1.30 – 4.00 Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins
Course 1 19/26 Sept 3/10/17 Oct (5wks)
Course 2 31 Oct 7/14/21/28 Nov (5wks) £80 per course

Tuesdays 9.30-12.00 Portraits with Linda Daniell
Part 1 20/27 Sept 4/11/18 Oct (5wks) £85
Part 2 1/8/15/22/29 Nov (5 wks) £85 (£153 for both)

Wednesdays 9.30 – 12.00 Mixed Media with Sally Hutson
21/28 Sept 5/12/19 Oct (5 wks) £80 – Materials included

Wednesdays 1.30-4.00 Watercolour with Sandra Armitage
28 Sept 5/12/19/26 Oct (5 wks) £80.

Thursdays 1.30-4.00 Life Drawing with Linda Daniell
Part 1 22/29 Sept 6/13/20 Oct (5wks) £85
Part 2 3/10/17/24 Nov 1 Dec (5wks) £85 (£153 for both)

Fridays 1.00–4.00 Watercolour with Geoff Hutchins
Course 1 23/30 Sept 7/14/21 Oct (5 wks)
Course 2 4/11/18/25 Nov 2 Dec (5 wks) £80 per course



Line & Wash with Christine Forbes 24 Sept 10-4 £38

Origami with Monica Cilmi 1 Oct 10.00-4.00 £38

Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins 17 Sept / 15 Oct 10-4 £40

Animal Drawing - Romaine Dennistoun 22 Oct 10-4 £38

Portraits - Leigh Glover 29 Oct 10-4 £44 / £28 half day

Oriental Brushwork with Monica Cilmi 12 Nov 10-4 £38

Vintage Shoes Painting - Kathy Foster 19 Nov 10-4 £38

Acrylic with Geoff Hutchins 26 Nov 10.00-4.00 £38

Watercolour Techniques with Geoff Hutchins
3 Sept / 8 Oct / 5 Nov 10.00-4.00 £40

Christmas Special - Shocking Stocking with Sally Hutson
3 Dec 10.00-4.00 £38 – Materials included

Materials lists available from Linda Daniell:

All classes held at b Gallery Arts Centre, Market Square, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU6 3RU