Thursday, 31 January 2013

Coming soon to bGallery Art Directory artist  Ruth Lee.  Here are a couple of her latest pieces
Ruth is busy packing as I write for her move to Portugal, as you can seemit is not stopping her from creating some stunning work.

Announcement w/c 28th January 2013

Announcement w/c 28th January 2013

bGallery website is being updated during the w/c 28th January..we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
As always, we welcome your suggestions.  Please direct any questions to or

Julie ~ Owner of b Gallery
& The Team

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Syra Larkin

Syra would like to share this information about her and her work:

Although I endeavour to keep this page up todate if you are considering buying an original piece of work from me I would advise makinng contact with me to make sure the painting is availabe.

Syra Larkin.

I attended Hammersmith College of Art London from 1969- 1973. After leaving Art School I started to learn about the craft of painting and have been learning ever since.
I believe my love of Art to be part of my genetic makeup. My maternal grandfather was a professional artist and my paternal grandfather aspired to be a professional artist.
When I was growing up we had one art book in the house. A large picture book on renaissance art as a child I used to love looking at the paintings in this book and especially Raphael's paintings.
I draw and paint almost everyday for painting is the career that I have chosen and over the past 30 years I have built up a substantial body of work.
In the past 3 decades my work has changed and evolved. Although I believe there is an underlying thread that runs through all of it.
Picasso changed his style with each new love affair my love is constant. The changes for me are more subtle as in the same way as ageing, my hair is no longer brown, there are more lines on my face, I am not as tall, not so slim, My outward appearance and dress has changed with time yet I am still me.
The outward appearance and style of my work may changes but what makes it unique to me is the passion and love for art that I put into my work that comes from my head and heart

January 25. 2013
Its rainning not so cold in the studio. Its hard to work with cold hands. Started work on a new painting inspired by a curious young boy I met at the fair in Dromoland on Sunday. Can't quite remember how he looked but I hope I manage to capture a sense of him.

If you would like to see more of my work my Shoreline Studio is open daily and visitors are welcomed by appointment.

If you can't make it to Shoreline studio in person then visit and interact on my FB Shoreline Studio Page.

If you are in beautiful Adare you can find both Originals and Prints by me at Draiocht Gallery Adare Co. Limerick Ireland

Murray Store 142 Crouch Hill N89JT London . Open daily. Now have a small sample of my prints. Please ask to view.

To see more of Syra's work and have the opportunity of contacting her directly ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Syra's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Aimi Rix


Here are some photos of the murals Aimi has been working on at Chantry Primary Academy, Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

To see more of Aimi's work and have the opportunity of contacting her directly ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Aimi's own exhibition area at b Gallery gallery art directory.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Our very own Director of b Gallery art directory has been asked to be a Judge at this year'sLuton Hoo Walled Garden 'Open Art Exhibition'


For the full information please follow the link below ~ Thank you

An Exhibition with Kjell Folkvord

Kjell Folkvord has an exhibition at the Italian restaurant Osteria dell'Arte, 126
Clapham High Street, London. From now until the 10th February 2013.

To see more of Kjell's work please follow the link bellow where you will be taken directly to Kjell's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

b Gallery art directory welcomes the amazing talents of Angela Corben

Angela tells us in her own words about her art:

I am a painter and art teacher and I deliver art lessons and workshops to children and adults, with several years experience of teaching art in secondary school.

My specialism is painting landscapes and flowers in acrylics. I find this exciting medium suits my expressive style. Sometimes I paint with oils, sometimes mixed media and collage in order to experiment more.

My work is formed by a close observation of nature and is figurative with a strong sense of expression. Drawing is integral to my work and I make numerous sketches and colour studies before creating my painting. I am happiest when painting outdoors and this is when I feel truly connected with the landscape. I paint on site in all weather conditions as this is the best way to observe the weather and experience the mood. I have several sites which I visit time and time again in the New Forest and around the Wiltshire/Dorset downs, and through observation over time I have evolved a deep connection with the spirit of these places which I hope I bring to my paintings.

I am interested in the journey towards Abstraction and enjoy pushing some of my draft paintings and sketches to become as simplistic and expressive as I can so that they are verging on the Abstract.

Please visit my website to view new work via my blog or to see what we are working on in my classes for adults and children.

To see more of Angela's work and have the opportunity of contacting her directly ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Angela's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Jeanni Grant-Nelson: Feature for January’s Health & Wellbeing Edition, Cornwall Today

The Art Whisperer


I am fascinated by the likes of Derren Brown and The Mentalist.  I love looking at human behaviour why do we act in certain ways, how do we react to stimulus and why are some people better at some things than others.


I would like to be better at drawing.  So when professional artist, Jeanni Grant-Nelson, said that she could have me filling a pad with images that I would be proud of within three hours I was intrigued.


During our session I discovered that Jeanni is an art whisperer.  She takes you on a journey using some fascinating exercises - some without pencil even touching paper, pointing out your patterns of behaviour as it unfolds.  It is an eye-opening experience, whether or not you want to develop your artistic talents.


We started by drawing a chair, a building and a woman.  Out came my stick chair, woman complete with triangle dress and a tin mine.  Jeannis first point was quickly made I was not drawing what I saw. 


Jeanni explained how we fall back on patterns of learnt behaviour especially under stress. Using some very clever exercises (which I will not give away here!) Jeanni highlighted I was making assumptions rather than really looking.  These exercises helped me to focus on looking at the subject and less time looking at my page. 


Now breathing properly, feeling far more relaxed, my drawing became looser and I found myself really enjoying myself, whilst Jeanni drew attention to things that I was doing and drawing my potential out.  


Could I actually be one of the many success stories that Jeanni rightfully talks proudly about? You will have to judge my results for yourself, but Im still astounded by what I created in a three hour session, where we spent most of the time talking and understanding conditioned behaviour.


Not just an art lesson, Jeanni uses her sessions to open minds.  Perhaps her teachings should be called the art of wellbeing as you are totally focussed and external realities slip away.  However, using skills from the old masters, Jeanni taught me more about the fundamentals of art in few hours than during years of GCSE Art and A Level Ceramics.


Jeanni has enabled me to draw.  Which sums up what she does enables you, skills you, gives you an understanding of how you have been programmed to approach things and what you can achieve if you take a different approach. Lessons that I will apply to other areas of life, not just art.  I will also use what I have learnt as an escape and form of relaxation, breathing deeply and calmly, losing myself in what I am creating, no longer fearing failure. 


This feeling of health and wellbeing is often experienced during Jeannis sessions. Heather Mellor suffered a stroke leaving her with Dyspraxia and without the use of her right hand:


I suffered extensive brain damage following heart surgery, 18 years ago.  I have recovered well but I still have various functional difficulties, one being dyspraxia. My drawing lesson with Jeannie gave me such a boost, not ever attempting anything like that before, even pre heart op times.  I think she is an inspired and inspiring teacher and understood my disability giving me confidence to try to use my left hand. It was such an enjoyable morning.  My husband, who sat in on the session could not believe what I achieved.


Jeanni also helped a gentleman who had broken his back.  He was sought out by a very worried wife after a couple of hours, as he had missed his pain medication he hadnt even noticed.  He was fully engrossed, engaged in creativity and having fun.


What Jeanni offers is for anyone, at any age, at any ability, or with any medical condition. It opens doors, minds and eyes, making you look and think again about many aspects of life, helping you to find your true ability and potential.


If thats too hippy for you then, take it from Adam -

As a neuroscientist that has been brought up to rely on logic and reason I was always going to be sceptical about today.  But once you relax and immerse yourself in the thought experiments and put aside your own prejudice it really is surprising to see what you can do.  I really enjoyed the charcoal session and would love to be part of another workshop again.


Jeanni is a professional artist and a graduate teacher.  Her seascapes, landscapes, portraits and animal commissions can be found in private collections across the world including Holland, Germany, France, USA, Australia and in UK galleries. Her images are on sale at Truro Cathedral and the National Trust and she is also the artist in residence at The Nare. 


She teaches art in a range of ways and places (including on line), to diverse audiences, for different reasons from straight art lessons to team building and therapy. She has worked in locations which include the Emirates Stadium with professionals such as UK Sport, British Basketball, Olympic coaches and returning ex-servicemen, through to leading business people; from Londons homeless, to Neuroscientists at Oxford University. 


She brings out artistic talents in people that firmly believed that they did not have any - who are then amazed, myself included.  She has a unique way of teaching which activates different parts of your brain so that you observe differently and create differently both in art and life. Jeanni unravels what is holding you back and then gives you the knowledge to free yourself from your habits and fears.


Jeanni teaches the true fundamentals of sketch, paint and perspective but so much more. Her classes are structured as a set of three 3-hour sessions: lesson one - sketching and the structure of picture making; lesson two - perspective, vanishing and focal points, shadows and reflections; lesson three - paint and colour for any medium and a consolidation of information. Jeanni offers residential or non-residential courses, lessons at a location of your choice, or on line, and she brings all of the equipment that you need.


For more information about Jeanni and her mind, body and soul experience, visit  Its not just for those who want to learn to paint and draw, but those who are interested in human behavior or want to experience a sense of wellbeing.


The only limitation is your own imagination Henry Ford




Artists statement:

"My passion and enthusiasm for art were ignited in early childhood by my architect father and art teacher mother making artistic expression an essential part of my life. A background in art and theatre mixed with a love of inspiring others to believe in themselves has led me to create a unique method of teaching which allows anyone to reach a clear understanding of the fundamentals of art in a very short space of time. I love the sparkle in a person's eyes when they realise just what talents they have and what they are really capable of. I aim to depict messages of freedom, openness, adventure and possibility."


Pop out box suggestion:

Jeanni grants three wishes, or rather three 3 hour lessons:

-       How to see and draw whilst breaking down negative, fears habits and assumptions

-       How to see clearly, understand and use perspective, whilst gaining new perspective of yourself

-       How to paint and pull all the lessons and information together

You can do just one lesson, or do all three.

Monday, 14 January 2013

b Gallery art directory welcomes the amazing talents of Sonaid Clarke

We would like to welcome Sonaid as we do all our new and talented artists and would remind you as a new artist to b Gallery we are looking forward to seeing more pictures and an interesting profile about her.

To contact Sonaid ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken directly to Sonaid's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you

Sunday, 13 January 2013

b Gallery art directory welcomes the talents of Sculpture artist Phil Eames

In the words of Phil Eames:

"I am a designer and creator of unique sculpture using steel and stainless steel with other materials such as glass, metals, wood etc. My work is both beautiful and functional creating a wonderful focal point to any space.

I produce a wide range of work from my own designs to commission work based on a clients ideas.

My pieces are designed for private, public and corporate spaces and can be altered in size and materials, please ask for a quotation.

All of my work is made to order and will typically take 3-5 weeks to make and deliver. Notification will be given upon order.

All of my prices are inclusive of delivery anywhere in Mainland UK. For other options please ask for a quotation.

Please feel free to contact me whether it's to discuss an idea, possibilities or to order a piece. Thanks for taking a look at my gallery."

To see more of Phil's work and have the opportunity to contact him ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken directly to Phil's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you

Friday, 11 January 2013

Become a member of our exclusive art directory

Please contact Hazel at Subject How To Apply, with any queries you may have and/or how you can become a member of our exclusive art directory -  bGallery.
Email Subject: Promotions,to find out our latest promotion.   We look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

b Gallery art directory welcomes the amazing talents of Kevin Edwards


Kevin says in his own words:

 ‘I choose a no-nonsense empirical and methodical approach. At heart, I’m a landscape painter because my inspiration has been light and distance. Learning to understand these phenomena has given me a particular way of painting other subjects- I try to understand how light enhances and reveals a subject and changes with distance and time’.
Kevin studied in Art school for six years. He went on to work in arts management for over a decade. He now earns his living primarily through the sale of his art work. He has exhibited in many art fairs and group and solo exhibitions. He paints with oil on canvas and has sold many works to collectors in Canada, America and the UK. He occasionally teaches observational painting. Kevin works in Canada and the UK.
2000 Postgraduate Diploma Arts Management Northumbria University
1990 Master of Fine Art Newcastle University
1985 Bachelor of Fine Art Liverpool Polytechnic
1982 Bangor Art Foundation Course Bangor Technical College

Recent Exhibitions
Solo Show, Objects and Views, Community Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, North Wales 24th Sept-15th Oct 2012
Worldly Impressions, 1st March - 1 May, 2012, Gallery Art Plus, Belville, Ontario, Canada
Painters 4 - UK to CA, June 19 to July 24th 2011, Bath Academy Gallery, Bath, Kingston Ontario, Canada."

To see more of Kevin's work and contact him ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Kevin's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Paul John Ballard at b Gallery art directory.


Paul has an exhibition coming up in February 2013.

To see more of Paul's work and have the opportunity of contacting him directly ~ Please follow the link below or go to Paul's website where you will be able to contact him.

At b Gallery art directory:

Paul's website:

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ Start 2013 with b Gallery art directory.

We look forward to welcoming even more new artists in 2013 and beyond ~ Giving 'YOU' the chance to exhibit 'YOUR' art work around the world with b Gallery art directory.
We hope to hear from you very soon at
Hazel P.A. to b Gallery Director
Beverley Head of 'e' Marketing
and everyone else involved in promoting your work around the world at b Gallery art directory ~ The b Gallery team.