Friday, 30 May 2008

Artists & Illustrators feature!

Kate Pellegrini's Window painting pictured will be used to launch the revamped Artists & Illustrators website, and also published in the Portfolios section of the magazine of the same title, later this month.

"This is a view through a window in Cordoba. I was drawn to the subject by the interplay of shapes and volumes, which made a complex jumble of lines, tones and planes. The limited palate of purples, blues and yellows reinforce the solidity of the subject, whilst unifying all the elements, and creating the illusion of flattened space. The composition was developed from several
sketches and photographs of the motif, taken during a hot August afternoon, and the painting was made in my London studio. It was painted over several months by building up layers of acrylic and then oil paint."
'Window', Mixed media on canvas, 61 x 46 cm
Artists & Illustrators website

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Jenny Wiggins triumphs at Bristol

Jenny Wiggins' paintings of maps on aluminium 'Reverse Archeology' drew huge interest to the Skylark stand at Bristol Affordable Art Fair.

Jenny will be at Skylark Gallery 2 at the Oxo Tower this Thursday, May 29th, from 6-8 pm, to give a talk 'Maps and Memories'. Come to the gallery and enjoy a glass of wine, discounted art and some interesting conversation.

Friday, 23 May 2008

International Ceramics exhibition - with Ruty Benjamini

News from Ruty:

"I am flying to Poland to attend the opening of the exhibition of the 43 Sympozium of ceramics and sculpture, held at Boleslaviec Cultural Centre. I was there for the whole of last august working with a group of international clay artists, in the local ceramic factories.

"The exhibition will be in Poland for a couple of months and will then travel to Germany. (details to follow!)

"I am coming back from Poland with a suitcase loaded with ceramic sculpture which I will show in Skylark 2 in June in My feature artist slot, On 26 June I will give a talk about my work in Poland last August during International ceramic and sculpture workshop in Boleslaviec."

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Emma Thompson & Dustin Hoffman

Kate Pellegrini was hushed and directed along the Southbank yesterday on her way to Skylark Gallery, as filming 'Last Chance Harvey' was in progress. The area along from the National Theatre became a huge windswept film set, with the director waiting for the frequent but intermittent sun to break through the racing cumulus clouds. Dustin Hoffman was last seen running towards the London Eye, in a well cut suit, long coat and white trainers, presumably to film a panning shot towards Emma Thompson looking emotional near the river. It was a long day, as they were there from at least 10am to 7pm.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Gill Hickman's Happy Cells

Gill had a very successful show Inner Worlds at the Toads Mouth Too cafe Gallery in Brockley featuring 25 Textural paintings of cells. (Some of them are ONE METER WIDE!!) She will be putting photos from the show on Flickr soon. Also she is taking some of these Happy Cells to Bristol to show at The AAF there. Her works are being shown in hospitals, Complementary Health Centres etc, as well as in peoples homes of course. Indeed Anywhere a burst of positive or calming energy is required!

Bristol Affordable Art Fair - please click to see previous post for details.
Gills website at

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Welcome Clare Johnson!

Please give a warm welcome to our newest artist:
Clare Johnson

Clare's artwork now will be showing in Skylark 2 Gallery, 1st Floor, OXO Tower
Images left to right: "Crown of South Quay", "The most easterly grain", "Tiara of Pancras Boulevard"

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Art and Chocolate

Art and Chocolate, Artists Open Houses 2008 with Holly Caulfield

All weekends in May, 11am - 6pm
Angel House
1 Brunswick Terrace
Hove BN3 1HN
Venue 16 on the hove arts trail

The house is on the seafront and we have 11 artists
its called Art and chocolate.
I make organic chocolate in exotic flavours............
  • chilli and coconut in a dark chocolate
  • cinnamon and cranberry white
  • cardamom milk
  • geranium milk
there is chocolate tasting throughout from 11 to 6pm

Monday, 12 May 2008

Bristol Affordable Art Fair

Please visit the Skylark Galleries Stand A4 at the Bristol Affordable Art Fair where we will be showing new works by Kate Pellegrini, Steve Yeates, Gill Hickman, Geraldine Franklin, Veta Gorner, Amanda Amarillo, Jennifer Taylor, Trinidad Ball, Nicolette Carter, Jenny Wiggins and Clare Johnson

If you would like an invitation to the fair, including tickets to the private view, please email me at with your name and address. The invitations will be mailed out by post on a first come first served basis.

Our stand number is A4.
A map showing our stand location will be available as you enter the fair.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Featured Artist: Trinidad Ball

Trinidad Ball
Featured Artist at Skylark 2 - 5th -26th May
Skylark 2, 1st Floor, OXO Tower

"Higos Chumbos", original painting by Trinidad Ball

Fruits of Sardinya
"The inspiration for this collection came during a holiday in Sardinya, where prickly pears 'litter' the countryside. I was mesmerised by the red fruits which reach out to the bright blue sky like fingers."

Friday, 9 May 2008

Sara Sherwood - Battersea Contemporary Art Fair

Sara Sherwood is busy painting in the garden and her studio for Battersea Contemporary Art Fair 16 to 18 May, for tickets please contact

Artist statement:
I show the beauty and peace in my cityscapes and celebrate this in paint. My works of art are a window to another world capturing spirituality, love and joy in every painting. To see more visit

Next exhibition Battersea Contemporary Art Fair

Image: "Fairytale Journey" 36x48" @ £1800 (img 1527)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Artist gone new media

Did you know that one of our artists is very into all this new technology stuff? She even started this blog.

Tina Mammoser has not only her own website and her own blog but she also does a weekly podcast recorded live in her studio!

If you'd like to hear her arty ramblings you can find the new episode about the stories behind some of her English Coast paintings, along with the previous episodes, on the site dedicated to the audio podcast: the StudioWaves site.