Friday, 28 March 2014

bGallery support Discover Art magazine

bGallery support Discover Art magazine - available soon from keep checking our News page.

Discover Art Bookazine Issue 1

GreatArt and Discovery Media Group are very pleased to introduce you to Discover Art! A brand new inspirational and stimulating resource for the practising artist, whatever their age, experience or preferred medium.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Liz Vaughan joins

Art has been a long and exciting journey for me. For years I painted traditional pictures beautiful landscapes of lakes and mountains etc. I taught art, held exhibitions of my own work and arranged them for other painters, my work is in collections in France and Spain and last year was approached to exhibit in New York and Greece I realised that I had become profoundly bored with painting in an 'acceptable' way that has always been an english tradition. Painting for me has to be an adventure and above all exciting.
I found myself inventing effects on my canvases that did not reflect what was in the 'real' world. On a whim I was extending lines on the canvas, just to see where they wanted to go, and adjusting colours so that they interacted more in a more interesting way than the light did in the outside world. And gradually my excitement reappeared - suddenly I wanted to spend all my time in my studio again, exploring this fascinating world of abstract art.
Over the past few years I have begun to realise that the potential for expressing feeling and movement in abstract art is unlimited. There are no boundaries - I can do whatever I want on my canvases. Where originally I felt constrained to produce recognisable images of the world outside, now I am free to allow the work to draw me along, not guiding it but simply letting my work pull me along, suggesting new approaches, different combinations of light, colour and movement that form their own internally consistent patterns and relationships.

My work is just entering a whole new kaleidoscopic transitional world, one that I want to make my own and to share with others. This exhibition is just a short snapshot of my own one-way journey - I have no idea where it will take me, but i know that it's already the greatest journey of my life.

Mohsen Rifaat joins b Gallery Art Directory

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.

Ely Cathedral.

Main Street Boutiques.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Artist Sandy McFarlane in Discover Art Magazine

Sandy McFarlane

Sandy studied Fine Art at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth and is now a part-time artist. When painting he works with the relationship between mark making and colour. The process he uses is very similar to that of the Abstract Expressionists; he does not start from a predetermined point which allows that picture to evolve in the moment as instinctively as possible. He will often listen to music while painting and uses song lyrics to name his work as they often relate to a feeling rather than a specific idea which mirrors his paintings.
Once a work is finished he likes to live with it for a while before he decides on a suitable title. His winning painting is entitled ‘It was only a winter’s tale’ as it has a wintery feel to it with a warm red glow in the background. This painting was selected as one of the winners in the 2011 GreatArt Greetings Card Facebook competition.
Sandy also exhibits his work at The Pinewalk Gallery in the Gardens in Bournemouth. To view more of his paintings visit

Sunday, 16 March 2014

june gordon -

Hi, l'm June Gordon, l love painting and my work is bold and colourfull, l work mostly in oils on canvas with a pallet knife this gives you a very free impasso style, l also do abstracts in Acrylic with a bit of a twist which l call liquid art, because it till looks wet when its dry, so why buy what every body else has on there walls, when you can have an original and a talking point when you have friends around, all my work comes with a certificate of authenticity and l do not do copies, so you will never go to your friends house and see the same painting.
10% of all my sales go to Cancer Research.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Helpful Hints for Artists ....

Beginner's Demos

Beginner painting demos
These painting demos deal with relatively simple, straightforward subjects. They're intended to be building blocks to help you develop your painting skills. You've got to learn to walk with your paint brush if you want to run wild with it and your imagination successfully.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Anita Davies - b Gallery

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

Monday, 3 March 2014

Ruth Lee's Exciting News ....

A nice bit of news to share. Just received a notification that tells me I have an honorable mention in a textile art contest Dynamic Colours,

That is the first ever online call for entries that I went for! I have a feature page in their online textile publication.

Anthology of Contemporary Textile & Fibre Art (release date: early March 2014).