Thursday, 30 April 2009

Scottish Seascape and Landscape Oil Paintings by Jackie Gardiner

"Nightfall, Near Boddin"

Jackie Gardiner studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1976 - 1980 and there she gained her BA. She completed her post graduate year in conjunction with Dundee University and then worked in design and advertising for five years.

Jackie has been a professional artist now for nearly twenty years and in that time has exhibited her work at some of the most prestigious fine art galleries in Scotland and in London.

Here at Artery Gallery, we have been selling Jackie's oil paintings consistently for the last four years and her wonderful seascapes and paintings of St Andrews in particular have proved a huge success with our customers.

Jackie lives in Arbroath where the sea and its ever-changing colours and moods provides the inspiration for her work. All of the emotion her surroundings give her are portrayed beautifully in every painting she creates.

"St Andrews Beach"

Jackie's work can be found in the private collections of The Earl of Strathmore Glamis Castle, Karademir House Urla, Angus Fine Art, Bruce Douglas Marketing, James Keiller Estates, TVI Europe, Watson & Philip, Ernst and Young Edinburgh.

She also has work in private collections in Orkney and throughout UK, Turkey, Australia, USA, Portugal, South Africa, Canada and Holland.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Beautiful Mixed Media Landscape Paintings from Monica Paton

Sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. These small 20cm x 20cm box paintings from Monica Paton are one of our most popular artworks we have here at Artery Gallery, so much so that they are never in the gallery for very long from the moment we put them out on display.

"The Field 4"

Monica graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2001 with a first class Design Degree in Printed Textiles. Her work has evolved from the inspiration and techniques she developed during her time at Art College and has involved the exploration of screen-printing onto fabric and manipulating surfaces using batik wax and dye.

The inspiration for her work is nature and the surrounding landscape and the imagery and designs she produces are drawn from the shapes and patterns found in this environment. She is particularly interested in creating designs using collage and combining this material with paint, pastel and inks.

"The Field 2"

The wild dandelions found in her garden became the source of her inspiration for the “Wish” series of paintings, using acrylic ink and paint. These paintings have in the past been created onto large box canvas, but now she has created these small versions in the same form as her popular "Field" series.

"The Wish"

The wild dandelions found in her garden became the source of her inspiration for the “Wish” series of paintings, using acrylic ink and paint. Monica is continually experimenting with different mediums and surfaces to explore their creative potential. The images are aimed at expressing a stimulating atmosphere which then captures the imagination.

Monica Paton is a wonderful artist and the expression she uses in her work shows off her personality beautifully.

And at just £70 these original paintings are a must have!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Artery Gallery Weekly Treat Ideas

Swap your payday clothes binge for a transformation of what you already own. Add a colourful scarf to a pair of jeans as a belt for a bold statement, or tie a ribbon round the strap of a vest, as a big corsage to transform it.

Saving on a new outfit £80-100 , and buy a collectable, handmade Brown Monk by Manolis Patramanis for £85

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Contemporary Landscape Paintings of St Andrews

Scottish artist Martin Devine has been painting the Scottish landscape for many years. Employing colour theory, Martin varies the use of tone and differing brush strokes to present a contemporary image of the landscape: inspired by minimalism, spare with detail, and encouraging a regard for simplicity. Using a palette of bright, bold and vivid watercolours, he catches the essence of the Scottish landscape beautifully.

Martin has now created a small series of paintings especially for Artery Gallery, capturing the distinctive skyline of the historic town of St. Andrews, and this collection shows off St. Andrews in all it's differing light tones, in his own distinctive abstract form.

Take a look for yourselves by clicking on this image that links to Martin's work on our website, or visit us at 43 South Street, St Andrews for a closer look.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Artery Gallery Weekly Treat Ideas

Wednesday 1st April

Monthly gym membership = £45 p/m = £540 a year!

Go for a run down the beach, or take a neighbours dog for a walk instead, and you could afford an original Derek Collins Golden Lava painting @ £500!!