Sunday, 22 December 2013

b Gallery Important Statement.



I have been alerted by bgallery members that they have received promotional emails from artistsinfo direct to their inbox. I have read with surprise an ‘interview’ and can confirm that there are a lot of untruths and make believe in it, and a lot of ‘borrowed’ statements too! I think it is appalling and shows the shallowness and lack of common decency from this new art directory who has used bgallery and its very good name along with its artists in an unsubstantialmarketing campaign. The interview is terribly flawed throughout and comes across as quite ridiculous, however it is now in the hands of my legal team as I do not believe this kind of practice should be tolerated..

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Royal Society of British Artists Open Exhibition 2014

OPEN EXHIBITION SUBMISSION SYSTEM
Welcome to The Open Exhibition Submission System

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Below is a list of the exhibitions which are open for entry

Royal Society of British Artists 
Open Exhibition 2014

Full Entry Fee: £12 per artwork.
Age Concession Price: £6 per artwork. (Below 36)

Registration closes: 02 January 2014, 12:00 PM



Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 
Open Exhibition 2014

Full Entry Fee: £12 per artwork.
Age Concession Price: £6 per artwork. (Below 36)

Registration closes: 30 January 2014, 12:00 PM



Royal Society of Portrait Painters 
Open Exhibition 2014

Full Entry Fee: £12 per artwork.
Age Concession Price: £6 per artwork. (Below 36)

Registration closes: 13 February 2014, 12:00 PM



Pastel Society 
Open Exhibition 2014

Full Entry Fee: £12 per artwork.
Age Concession Price: £6 per artwork. (Below 36)

Registration closes: 20 March 2014, 12:00 PM



Friday, 13 December 2013

b Gallery Statement.

I have been alerted by bgallery members that they have received promotional emails from artistsinfo direct to their inbox. I have read with surprise an ‘interview’ and can confirm that there are a lot of untruths and make believe in it, and a lot of ‘borrowed’ statements too! I think it is appalling and shows the shallowness and lack of common decency from this new art directory who has used bgallery and its very good name along with its artists in an unsubstantial marketing campaign. The interview is terribly flawed throughout and comes across as quite ridiculous, however it is now in the hands of my legal team as I do not believe this kind of practice should be tolerated..

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mohsen Rifaat - www.mywatercolour.com

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Mohsen (Mo) Rifaat was born in Egypt and has resided in Canada since 1968. 
He holds degrees in architecture and urban planning, and has enjoyed a wide ranging career takening him to many far-away places.  Although his professional life was mostly in the  business, government and diplomatic worlds,  Mo has never been long removed from his love of art, which was inherited from his late mother, Fatma Rifaat, the celebrated Egyptian artist.
In recent years he specialized in watercolour renderings ranging from buildings and structures, to still life, figure painting and landscapes. He holds regular beginner and advanced pencil drawing and watercolour workshops and work was exhibited in galleries in Egypt, Canada and England.
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

bgallery have gone into partnership with Discovery Media Group

bgallery have gone into partnership with Discovery Media Group who are publishing a magazine 'Discover Art, total reach will be over 120,000 online version exclusive from bgallery offline will be sold in outlets such as WHSmith. Society members who are Interested in being featured are to contact ben@dmgpublishing.co.uk  or Julie at info@bgallery.co.uk.  
bgallery would also like to offer members their own gallery with upgrade of 25 image space for just 45.00 for full 12 months membership. Julie will also be one of the jurors in the forth coming competition sponsored by Great Art with fabulous prizes to be won. 
bgallery have been asked to join the editorial team which will give bgallery members a chance to get featured. 
To join bgallery or to find out how to enter the competition contact admin@bgallery.co.uk   
And for more information on Discover Art contact  ben@dmgpublishing.co.uk


Friday, 29 November 2013

Malcolm Gillespie ............

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I have been an artist since I was about 5 years’ old. When I was about 12 years’ old I went to see The Horses Mouth at the cinema, the work of John Bratby has remained an inspiration.
On leaving school I studied design at Brighton Art College from 1960 to 1964 and left with the National Diploma in Design.
As a designer I have produced a variety of work over the years, the consistent customer for over 30 years’ has been the conservation profession.
Visual interest – the nude, bits of seaweed, old logs, plants, trees, stone, beach pebbles, animals that sit still, water, anything God created. More particularly the common factors, the shapes, the colours.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Gillian Flack - b Gallery

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Painting has always been a large part of Gillian's life – although originally she trained and worked as an occupational therapist in London. Influenced through instruction by Edward Wesson and Oliver Warman, she exhibits regularly in London at the ROI as well as in the provinces – accepting commissions both in the UK and abroad. Gillian is a member of the Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum, the Biggleswade Art Society and the Eagle Gallery in Bedford where she regularly exhibit.
Gillian's work is figurative and mainly landscapes. She works on site to capture the changing light and mood of the scene and is  inspired by the effects of light and the shapes that this creates on canvas. Much of her work is inspired by her surroundings in East Bedfordshire, but the opportunities presented by her frequent travels in Europe and beyond have given her the chance to adjust her palette and present the variations in light and topography so different from an English environment.
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Monday, 11 November 2013

Hans Johansson - www.hansjohansson-lundeborg.com

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EDUCATION 

Royal College of Art, Stockholm, Sweden (1978-1983)
Brage School of Art, Luleå, Sweden (1977-1978) 
Basic art education (1974-1977)
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Johanna Sonninen - www.johannasonninen.com

I am 35 years old Finnish artist. I have studied at Vihti Arts and Crafts School in Finland, but I'm primarily self-taught. While drawing is my main creative focus, I also make silver jewelry and metal sculptures.
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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Artists join us at www.bgallery.co.uk

Artists if you would like to be part of  b Gallery  email us at info@bgallery.co.uk  including 2 images of your work.
* For the month of October Promotional Prices of £9.00 per month or Annually £65.00
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Discovery Media group who are publishing a magazine 'Discover Art, total reach will be over 120,000 online version exclusive from bgallery offline will be sold in outlets such as WHSmith.



Discovery Media Group

bgallery one of the largest online art directories are pleased to announce their partnership with DISCOVER ART a new magazine soon to be launched specifically for artists and art lovers, it will include inspiring and enlightening articles covering framing, exhibiting, art courses and much more – something for everyone in Discover Art magazine. Launch date November 2013. For advertising or to see how you can be featured contact either bgallery or mark@dmgpublishing.co.uk by 23rd October 2013
bgallery- art directory emerging and published artists
Discover Art Magazine

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Discovery Media group who are publishing a magazine 'Discover Art, total reach will be over 120,000 online version exclusive from bgallery offline will be sold in outlets such as WHSmith.


Discovery Media Group

bgallery one of the largest online art directories are pleased to announce their partnership with DISCOVER ART a new magazine soon to be launched specifically for artists and art lovers, it will include inspiring and enlightening articles covering framing, exhibiting, art courses and much more – something for everyone in Discover Art magazine. Launch date November 2013. For advertising or to see how you can be featured contact either bgallery or mark@dmgpublishing.co.uk by 23rd October 2013
 bgallery- art directory emerging and published artists
Discover Art Magazine

Friday, 11 October 2013

bgallery have gone into partnership with Discovery Media Group


bgallery have gone into partnership with Discovery Media Group who are publishing a magazine ‘Discover Art, total reach will be over 120,000 online version exclusive from bgallery offline will be sold in outlets such as WHSmith. Society members who are Interested in being featured are to contact ben@dmgpublishing.co.uk  or Julie at info@bgallery.co.uk.    Bgallery would also like to offer members their own gallery with upgrade of 25 image space for just 45.00 for full 12 months membership. Julie will also be one of the jurors in the forth coming competition sponsored by Great Art with fabulous prizes to be won.


bgallery have been asked to join the editorial team which will give bgallery members a chance to get featured.
To join bgallery or to find out how to enter the competition contact admin@bgallery.co.uk
And for more information on Discover Art contact  ben@dmgpublishing.co.uk

Monday, 7 October 2013

b Gallery & Discovery Media group


Discovery Media group who are publishing a magazine ‘Discover Art, total reach will be over 120,000 online version exclusive from bgallery offline will be sold in outlets such as WHSmith.




Discovery Media Group

bgallery one of the largest online art directories are pleased to announce their partnership with DISCOVER ART a new magazine soon to be launched specifically for artists and art lovers, it will include inspiring and enlightening articles covering framing, exhibiting, art courses and much more – something for everyone in Discover Art magazine. Launch date November 2013. For advertising or to see how you can be featured contact either bgallery or mark@dmgpublishing.co.uk by 23rd October 2013
 bgallery- art directory emerging and published artists
Discover Art Magazine

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Bliss Studio Textiles - Linda Blissett

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I am a textile designer, specialising in woven fabrics. I completed my HND in Fashion & Textiles at Basingstoke before studying Constructed Textiles at Middlesex University (BA hons) Currently I am based at Wimbledon Art Studios.
I endeavour to create unique pieces of wearable art, (scarves, wraps and bags). Each design is an individual work intended to create distinctive piece by composing a mood or texture in fabric. No two will be identical, although themes flow from one work to another.

My influences are the style of the Art Nouveau era, particularly artists such as Mucha, Klimt, Jessie M King, Margaret McDonald( Glasgow Girls), Celtic mythology and the nature of the British Isles; from Autumnal woodlands, insect wings and tree bark to the patterns of seaweed against rocks left by the outgoing tide.

My work incorporates a variety of media from silks, luxury wool fibres, cashmere, mohair,to metallic yarns,ribbons vintage lace, velvets and satins. With occassional hand embroidered beading (as inspiration dictates)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Ann Stringer-Paget - b Gallery - www.annstringerpaget.com

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Ann is a professional artist, living and working from her studio based in Staffordshire.
Initially trained as a Design Engineer working within the Motor sports Industry, she would paint in her spare time, exhibiting collectively and alone. Her success and love of the creative process, led to a decision to quit Engineering and paint full time.
During the last 20 years, Ann has been dedicated to her first love of painting. She also teaches privately and holds lectures relating to the Work of the Old Masters when time permits.
In the past she has given presentations to Universities and Public Institutions around the UK.
She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an active Member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and an Associate of the American Watercolor Society.
Ann studied Modern and Contemporary Art with The Tate London, qualified for Public Speaking via the English Speaking Board.  She also runs her own Fine Art Tuition Company
"Being inspired is my driving force to paint and I find that there is so much to be inspired by! A moment in the day when the air hangs still, a sound, flash of colour, memories.... anything can be the starting point of my journey into paint ! The inspiration will generally dictate the style of the finished work, be it realistic or abstract.
My process will usually start with sketches, either from life or memory, developing on to the moment of expression in the medium of my choice. That choice will be driven by the feeling or emotion that I wish to express in the work, hence the process could lead to working in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels or mixed media ….. it’s the outcome that is so important to me, the process and the medium are simply my most treasured and dynamic travelling companions, accompanying me to my final destination."
Ann Stringer-Paget - b Gallery
www.annstringerpaget.com

Friday, 20 September 2013

Julie Coe's Donation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

" J Coe Photography has donated this image as an 18x12 inch canvas for an art auction at The Forum in Norwich, as part of the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of  Macmillan Cancer Support. Taking place on the 27th September, the auction is at 2pm,  various pieces of art from photographers and artists in Norfolk will be auctioned off for this very worthy cause.
 http://www.norwichbiggestcoffeemorning.org.uk/ "
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b Gallery art directory : Award winning artist, designer & broadcaster - DI...

b Gallery art directory : Award winning artist, designer & broadcaster - DI...: Award winning artist, designer  & broadcaster, I am so very fortunate to have a studio which is beautifully located overlooking the Tre...

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Carol Mountford stunning work is exhibited on www.bgallery.co.uk

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I paint mainly citiscapes, Venice, New York and London being the favourites. To get the real flavour of the city I add collage I have collected when visiting the area to add to the painting, which could be in either gouache on paper or acrylic on canvas. This could be advertising an upcoming event or just pieces of a local newspaper. I enjoy using light and shade to add to the atmosphere, bright colours contrasting with dark shadows, even black.
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Award winning artist, designer & broadcaster - DIANA BERNICE TACKLEY

Award winning artist, designer  & broadcaster,
I am so very fortunate to have a studio which is beautifully located overlooking the Trent and Mersey Canal in Barnton, Cheshire. Local surroundings influence much of my work and I really enjoy painting inland waterway scenes although many other subjects in different media also appeal.  I am particularly inspired  by the effect of light on a subject, night or day. I  have been delighted with the response to  my large acrylic canvases depicting dramatically illuminated night time industrial scenes of the chemical works around Northwich. My painting, ‘Nightshift’, was selected from 3000 applicants for the  BBC2 Show Me The Monet 2012 series and I was one of the final 36 winners who exhibited in the Mall Galleries, London, in the Show Me The Monet Exhibition. I have since exhibited in the Congingsby Gallery,  London, with the After the Monet group.
I was previously a freelance designer of wallpapers and furnishing fabrics, exhibiting in London, Paris, Lille, Frankfurt, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Various techniques  have carried through to my waterway and abstract paintings and I owe much of my versatility and variety of subject matter to my design background.
My enthusiasm and knowledge of local inland waterways led to my greatest challenge to date when I was commissioned to paint the massive 30' x 8' exterior mural which is now on permanent exhibition at the Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich.
Many of my paintings are in private collections in U.S.A. Canada, New Zealand and UK including The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE and I was honoured with a commission for a painting which was presented to H.R.H. The Duke of Kent at the reopening of Castle Park, Frodsham. 
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Monday, 19 August 2013

Betty Anderson joins www.bgallery.co.uk

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A self-taught artist in oils, I first picked up a brush many years ago, but moves, children and more moves meant that my paints were deeply buried.   It was only in 2008 that I dug out my paints and set to seriously work on my art that had languished.   Not being involved in the "art scene", I had no idea how to exhibit my work but someone saw what I was doing, and set me on a course that has been rewarding and exciting.
I am a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, and member of the Guild of Realist Artists, as well as a number of smaller groups.   I have won a number of prizes, Highly Commended and People's Choice awards, and in 2012 was selected for the Salon des Refuses (the alternate Archibald Prize for Portraiture) and the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.   I was selected for the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize 2014, and the City of Tea Tree Gully Nature Exhibition.
I would love to paint your portrait!
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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Artist Ann Stringer Paget

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Ann is a professional artist, living and working from her studio based in Staffordshire.
Initially trained as a Design Engineer working within the Motor sports Industry, she would paint in her spare time, exhibiting collectively and alone. Her success and love of the creative process, led to a decision to quit Engineering and paint full time.
During the last 20 years, Ann has been dedicated to her first love of painting. She also teaches privately and holds lectures relating to the Work of the Old Masters when time permits.
In the past she has given presentations to Universities and Public Institutions around the UK.
She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an active Member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and an Associate of the American Watercolor Society.
Ann studied Modern and Contemporary Art with The Tate London, qualified for Public Speaking via the English Speaking Board.  She also runs her own Fine Art Tuition Company
"Being inspired is my driving force to paint and I find that there is so much to be inspired by! A moment in the day when the air hangs still, a sound, flash of colour, memories.... anything can be the starting point of my journey into paint ! The inspiration will generally dictate the style of the finished work, be it realistic or abstract.
My process will usually start with sketches, either from life or memory, developing on to the moment of expression in the medium of my choice. That choice will be driven by the feeling or emotion that I wish to express in the work, hence the process could lead to working in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels or mixed media ….. it’s the outcome that is so important to me, the process and the medium are simply my most treasured and dynamic travelling companions, accompanying me to my final destination."

Ann Richmond - Artist @ bgallery

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.
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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. This was made possible by sculpting the originals in wax and using silicon rubber moulds & exotic resin compounds for near flawless reproductions.
Now with her new Studio in Wiltshire, Southern England, she is returning to her first love: painting wildlife in her own unique style, in pen, acrylic and ink.
She’s also interested by the contrast between the art world’s approach to the medium and the quixotic nature of her subjects. Many sculptors focus on the usual suspects - big cats, elephants etc. - but she finds that the most enigmatic beauty often comes from the unusual and overlooked. 

Artist - Ann Brooks

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Ann became interested in weaving many years ago when living in northern Sweden – lots of her friends had family looms and this is where her interest in textiles was stirred. On returning home she attended the local weaving classes.
Later, when the children had grown up she attended basket weaving and chair seating classes completing the city and guilds certificate at Missenden abbey. Towards the end of the 1990s she returned to loom weaving.
Designs for her work are heavily influenced by many things including her basket making background, walking through the Chiltern countryside with her two dogs and regular visits to the Victoria & Albert Museum. 
Ann generally weaves silk scarves and wraps/shawls though her work does include place mats in paper, linen and willow.
Ann uses mainly silk but often incorporate fine merino wool, high twist silk and high twist wool, linen and cashmere.
During the past few years She has exhibited and sold at galleries and other venues in various parts of the country.

Angela Cater

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Angela has a great affinity with animals, especially cats, which is reflected in her body of work.  She  wants people to see animals as individuals with their own feelings, emotions and personalities.  When you see animals this way, it is impossible to be cruel. 
Angela is most inspired by the colours of nature and often incorporates the nature that surrounds her into her pet portraiture.  On a clear bright autumn day, she gets positively punch-drunk on colour.
As a natural born artist, she needs to create in order to feel content and well-balanced.
One piece of art may take her up to a month to complete, so her starting point is generally a photograph.  When working in gouache, she will usewith a mid-tone as her base colour, then build up the pictures in layers, working from the darkest shade, through lighter tints to finaly pure white.
Angela also loves working in coloured pencil because it is so portable and immediate.  She can achieve a level of detail that she finds impossible with any other media.
Angela knows that visitors to her website love to read the stories behind the paintings.  It adds an extra dimension of interest and brings the animal to life.
Angela wants her viewers to feel her love and compassion for the animals she paints and turn that into increased awareness for the creatures that surround them.

Artist Andrew Cottrell

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

www.bgallery.co.uk

Our special offer will appeal to dedicated artists. 12 month membership on our hugely successful art directory , easy to join just send us 2 images of your work quoting ‘BGAoct’ to admin@bgallery.co.uk. An activation code will be sent to you. Join us for an amazing fee of £59 for 12 months membership (normally £114). This offer will end October 31st 2013.