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Simon Gidney


A collection of works by Simon Gidney will be showing in the gallery March-April 2018

Early inspiration included Salvador Dali and the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and has grown to include Kandinsky, Majrowski, and his bucket full of his life’s experience, and includes Dali lama for inner inspiration, and subconscious expression. His audience is you those who are not afraid to be different and don’t blame others for their failings.

March-April 2018  WORKS


for PRIVATE VIEWING contact sue on


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Simon Gidney March-April 2018


Simon utilises a variety of materials, oil, acrylic, water colour, paints, and plaster, glue, and talcum powder as foundation mixtures. He uses his own self prepared alchemic glaze, (Darcryventine), and often complex combinations of materials in mixed media.  He hand makes bespoke canvas frames for specific work. Other wise uses pre-stretched canvas, and whatever is available, be it wood, board, and paper.

Early inspiration included Salvador Dali and the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and has grown to include Kandinsky, Majrowski, and his bucket full of his life’s experience, and includes Dali lama for inner inspiration, and subconscious expression. His audience is you those who are not afraid to be different and don’t blame others for their failings.


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Charles Kitchen  joint show with Ian Stephens

6th June-July 2018  Launch:- Private View Fri 8th June 6-9pm

I started painting in the late 1970’s and have been largely self-taught except for some evening classes and a few professional courses, one of which included life drawing. Initially I worked in oils but after getting married I changed to watercolours. I returned to oil painting about 20 years ago and now only use watercolours for quick outdoor sketching. I have exhibited a few times and sold work either through exhibitions or on commission. Most of the time I paint landscapes, using the impressionists and others for inspiration. My favourite painters are Vermeer, Turner, Corot, Monet, Cezanne, SJ Peploe, Edward Seago and Mark Rothko. Apart from my home county of Northamptonshire, my favourite landscapes are Scotland and southern parts of France (Ardeche and Auvergne). Recently I have begun to extend my palette and, more importantly, to recognise the potential for subjects in the landscape around my home county of Northamptonshire.I have used a camera since childhood and love to record countryside scenes from far and wide, and in all seasons. I often use photographs as a starting point for my paintings.

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A collection of small works ( Local Northamptonshire)

I have had an excursion into oil painting on a daily basis and in a very small format; 10cm by 7cm. I’ve found that these still take time to identify a composition that will work (maybe an hour or two) plus time to actually paint it, usually two to three hours. It also seems to be important to pre-mix colours and keep them clean – no room for muddy colour on such a small scale painting.


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Ian Stephens RE

Joint show with Charles Kitchen June 6th-July 8th

Launch & PV Friday 8th June 6-9pm

Other than commissions, my work is mostly concerned with the landscape:- its form,its uses and its denizens. Endeavouring always to be objective about how it is.rather than how it was or might be. Though these factors do hold a great fascination for me especially in the traces left behind by track ways,settlements etc

Although I enjoy engraving and printing wood blocks immensely this is only the means by which I explore my ideas-a secondary rather than a primary concern-trying always to not let the medium or the process’get in the way’











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Ian Stephens RE

Joint exhibition.


PV details

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We are delighted to announce that we will have a few original oil paintings by the international artist Martin Taylor.

His solo exhibition will be at the jgallery May ~July 2018.

For further enquiries please contact

Opposite ‘The Old Oak ‘

Oil on Canvas 61cms x 61cms

Price £8750.00

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Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor studied at Ealing School of Art, Wimbledon Art College and the University of London Goldsmith’s College. He has had many one man exhibitions, shown at the Royal Academy and won awards at the Royal Watercolour Society. He now lives in Northampton.  We are pleased to have a few of his original oils paintings on show at the jgallery and Martin is now working on a new collection of ‘Northamptonshire Scenes’ to show in 2018.

For a taste of his wonderful paintings visit the gallery open weds~sat 10am~4pm

PAINTING OPPOSITE  Haybales at Great Brington Church

Oil on canvas 61cms x 61 cms  £8750

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JUNGLE BOOK  by the infants  of  ‘Childs first Nursery Moulton’

may 2018   more info later


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Miriam McClay

Showing in gallery August 2018

Miriam uses acrylic paint on canvas/board

I am currently a full-time teacher of art and I paint as much as I can whenever I have the opportunity.

I have had exhibitions local to me at galleries in Hereford, Lydney, Newent and Monmouth

For further information about this artists work contact

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Miriam McClay

I trained at Falmouth School of Art and Design where I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. A year later I achieved a Master’s Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. My PGCE at Middlesex University led me into a full-time teaching role. I have now been teaching for 23 years and although education faces many challenges, I consider myself lucky to be surrounded with creativity and colour every day. Alongside my position in education I have always kept up my own art practice.

My recent paintings explore, through colour and mark-making, the landscape that I have the most connection with; Cornwall, The Gower, The ancient Forest of Dean and surrounding areas such as the beautiful Malvern Hills. I enjoy playing with mark-making and colour, experimenting within the spectrum of abstract and representation. Each painting must be about testing out new ideas and techniques and never a repeat of the last; adding and scraping back paint through an infinite combination of options to achieve something quite new and distinct from the starting point.

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Some fabulous photographs by local artist Chris Denman.

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Malcolm Pollard

video Malcolm

Now showing in the gallery Oct~Dec 2017

Malcolm Pollard was Head of Sculpture at Northampton School of Art and worked tirelessly to proclaim ‘the place of Art in our society.’ Sadly his untimely death robbed us of the opportunity for him to display the full range of his work that he created over many decades. In 2000 Malcolm Pollard wrote: “I prefer to explore the edges of established disciplines to discover what lies between. Currently the margins between architecture and sculpture seem full of possibilities, as do the spaces between sculpture and gardening and poetry” His sculpture ranged from the playful and sometimes erotic to the mystical such as the ‘Risen Christ for St. Matthews Church Northampton alongside of Henry Moore’s Madonna and Child and work by Graham Sutherland. Although Malcolm did exhibit frequently when invited, he had decided some time ago “not to be a part of a system that regards art as property”

Malcolm Pollard
‘Summer Solstice’




original works including

Large wall reliefs and sculpture




Original ink and watercolour. SOLD


Brian is one of the gallery’s major artists. His installations are put up at regular intervals and include his nationally recognized 3 Cubes & 2 Chairs. Several of his works are now in the public collection of  THE ARTS COUNCIL Southbank London

‘3 Cubes 2 Singers and an Absent Observer

Click link below to see some of his iconic pieces.

His background




Andy Jordan

I am a contemporary acrylic painter of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.

I was born and brought up in London and moved to the West Country in the 1970s.  My initial source of inspiration came from the beauty of the magnificent South Devon coast.  I now live in South Northamptonshire and, as a member of a local “En plein air” art group, love to spend time painting in the local countryside.  I also make regular painting trips to South Devon to capture the unique Devonian beauty and light. My art is characterised by atmospheric paintings featuring strong compositions, with vibrant colours and bold contrasts.

opposite  ‘Day of Rest’ acrylic on canvas framed  £495

about artist


Amanda Hoskin is a contemporary British landscape artist based in Cornwall. 

Her work has been widely exhibited through solo shows and group exhibitions, with paintings held in private collections in the UK and abroad.

A really popular artist at the jgallery.

Several of her original framed. oil paintings now available in the gallery.( no prints )

Prices range from £400  to £2000.





You have to be brave to experience, let alone, view some of Mario’s work. It is often considered ‘too political’ and difficult to understand. Having worked at Birmingham University as Head of print making Mario is now head of department at Newcastle University Australia. He has worked for most of the well known broadsheet papers in the UK :- The Times/ Telegraph/Guardian etc. He has been regularly commissioned to produce reportage to run alongside international news items covering politics and world disasters. ‘The ritual’  is a thought provoking original artists signed proof on show and offered for sale framed, at the gallery now.( not the work opposite)

More about Mario


Cathi is an American, born and brought up
amongst the forests, hills and lakes of western Massachusetts.
She moved to England with her family in 1987

Through her work she connects with nature in
an intimate way, aiming to capture and share
the essence and magnificence of natural elements. .

opposite’Reflections’  oil on canvas  £625.00 (SOLD)

quality prints available

Mark Duffin

(graphic artist)

Marc is based in the west Midlands,

His tree prints are an amazing collection of textures and colours.

Radiating various colours from different viewed angles.

image opposite  ‘Golden Fruits’

Avril Bateman

From South Africa and now living in the UK . A very talented portrait and landscape artists.

She occasionally paints thought provoking ‘ QUIRKY’  images as shown here.

For more examples of her work contact the gallery. 01604 492192.



Maxine Dodd

December 2017

We are pleased to stock a collection of cycling prints by local artist Maxine Dodd





A local part time artist based in Northampton

acrylic on canvas   Blink £300

contact gallery for more images of his work.


We have a large selection of limited edition prints and greetings cards in stock the gallery

Artists available :-

Kerry Sage
John Damsell
Annette Sykes
Jamie Poole

Malcolm Pollard


Gallery open weds~sat 10am~4pm

pay on line and we will deliver to UK address


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