Summer Exhibition

Hugh Buchanan | Isabel Coulton | John Croft CBE | Parastoo Ganjei |

Jeremy Gardiner | Stephen Lavis | Margaret Lovell Ben Lowe | Jackie Philip


8 - 29 August

 

 

 

Hugh Buchanan

 

Corinthian Columns, Signet Library
HUGH BUCHANAN

watercolour on paper
51 x 51cm

 

 

Acanthus Leaf II
HUGH BUCHANAN

watercolour on paper
51 x 51cm

 

Hugh Buchanan, born in Edinburgh in 1958, studied at Edinburgh College of Art. After completing post-graduate studies in 1981, he was awarded travel scholarships to the Middle East, North Italy and the Balkans and has traveled regularly throughout Europe to visit and paint in watercolour buildings and interiors from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Over several years he worked on commissions for the National Trust and in 1987 was invited by the Prince of Wales to paint a series of interiors of Balmoral and at Highgrove in 1994. In 1988 he was commissioned by the House of Commons to paint four interiors in the Palace of Westminster.

Hugh Buchanan’s paintings are in the Collections of HM The Queen, HRH Queen Elizabeth the late Queen Mother, HRH The Prince of Wales, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Edinburgh City Art Galleries, the Palace of Westminster, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, the National Trust for Scotland and the National Trust for England.

In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 1987 he was one of Ten British Watercolourists shown at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Spain. In 1991 he exhibited at the Lincoln Centre, New York. In 1998 five works by Hugh Buchanan were included in the exhibition Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the Present Day shown at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff. In 2005/6 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh and Queen’s Gallery, London. He has held fourteen solo exhibitions in London. A solo exhibition featuring paintings of Stourhead is scheduled at David Simon Contemporary in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Isabel Coulton

 

A Moment's Rest

ISABEL COULTON
ink on paper

2020

61 x 43cm

 

 

I Wish

ISABEL COULTON
ink and watercolour

on paper, 2020

61 x 43cm

 

 

Determination

ISABEL COULTON
ink and acrylic on paper

2020

61 x 43cm

 

 

Twist

ISABEL COULTON
Indian ink on paper

2020

43 x 61cm

 

 

Blue Nude

ISABEL COULTON
oil and charcoal

on paper

2020

61 x 43cm

 

 

 

Such Comfort

ISABEL COULTON
Indian ink, sanguine powder and charcoal

on paper, 2020

42x 59cm

 

 

My Love

ISABEL COULTON
Indian ink and acrylic

on paper

2020

60 x 42cm

 

 

Boulder

ISABEL COULTON

watercolour and oil

on paper

2020

60 x 42cm

 

 

Thank You

ISABEL COULTON
Indian ink and acrylic

on paper

2020

60 x 42cm

 

 

 

Dance, Dance Wherever

You May Be

ISABEL COULTON

oil and Indian Ink on paper
2020

60 x 42cm

 

 

 

Spring into the Day

ISABEL COULTON

oil and Indian Ink on paper
2020

60 x 42cm

 

 

 

Pyramid

ISABEL COULTON
watercolour, charcoal and oil on paper

2020

58 x 42cm

 

 

 

Possibly

ISABEL COULTON
Indian ink and oil

on paper

2020

58 x 42cm

 

 

 

 

Isabel Coulton, born Paris, grew up in an artistic and bohemian household; her mother Lydia Corbett, is an artist also represented by David Simon Contemporary. She studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School, affiliated to the Royal Academy, in the 1980’s and was awarded a tuition bursary grant. A full-time artist, she works in a wide variety of mediums and techniques, including wood carving, painting, drawing and ceramics and a prominent focus of her practice concentrates on life drawing. She currently teaches fine art at Dartington Hall, Devon and in Provence, France. She has also taught at the British Museum and received numerous commissions for private and public sculptures.
 

 

 

 

John Croft CBE

 

Distant Headland
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

30 x 30cm

 

 

 

January 1997
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

40.5 x 51cm

 

 

August 2016
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

25 x 30cm

 

November 2013
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

46 x 60cm

 

September 2008
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

80 x 90cm

 

October 2005
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

40 x 58cm

 

 

June 2002
JOHN CROFT CBE

oil on canvas

60 x 60cm

 

 

John Croft CBE (born 1923) who has painted for more than seventy years, has always had an interest in abstract expressionists such as Nicholas de Stael and his own painting has become increasingly simplified in form. A postgraduate of Christ Church, Oxford, John Croft spent most of his career working for the Home Office and Foreign Office before focusing on painting. He has exhibited in France, London, Suffolk and Bath. In 1967 he was one of 15 painters featured in the ‘Survey ‘67’ exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, which included Basil Beattie RA and Jennifer Durrant RA.

John Croft’s work can be found in the collections of Oxford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Manx Museum Isle of Man, Reform Club London and London Borough of Camden. He is included in Who’s Who in Art and continues to paint in his studio in Bath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Lavis

 

Interlink
STEPHEN LAVIS

oil on canvas

60 x 60cm

 

 

Night Walk
STEPHEN LAVIS

oil on canvas

30.5 x 40.5cm

 

 

Shadow Gap
STEPHEN LAVIS

oil on canvas

60 x 60cm

 

 

 

Pears and Olives
STEPHEN LAVIS

oil on canvas

61 x 76cm

 

 

Still Life
STEPHEN LAVIS

oil on canvas

50 x 50cm

 

 

Stephen Lavis, Born in 1957, studied Illustration at Southampton College of Art.  He enjoyed a successful career as a book illustrator, with work being selected for The Best of British Illustration Annual. In the mid-2000s Lavis decided to focus on painting full-time, choosing mainly to work in oils.  Now living in South West Cornwall, Lavis became interested by the work of the British mid-century Modernists and the influence of artists such as William Scott can be seen in his work. Inspired by his studio overlooking Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, his own paintings are developing with a conscious and knowledgeable understanding of where his own working ideas are based. He is an Associate Member of the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. His work has been exhibited in London, Cornwall and Bath.

 

 

 

Ben Lowe

 

Dunes
BEN LOWE
​mixed media on panel
61 x 122cm

 

Final Cut
BEN LOWE
​mixed media on panel
96 x 86cm

 

 

Act 12: Winter Just Gone
BEN LOWE
​mixed media on panel

46 x 60cm

 

Ben Lowe’s work uses layers of abstract forms to capture atmosphere and emotion through landscape painting.  One of six finalists in BBC2’s ‘School of Saatchi’ – a significant achievement considering that he his largely self-taught, but yet he has developed a unique and powerful style. 

Jeremy Gardiner is a graduate of Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art. He exhibits regularly in London and his paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, Australia and China. He has won numerous awards throughout his career including a Churchill Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Harkness Fellowship. Gardiner’s paintings are represented in public and corporate collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Government Art Collection, BNP Paribas, Pincent Masons and Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi. In 2013 Gardiner was awarded the prestigious Discerning Eye Art Prize.

 

 

 

 

Parastoo Ganjei

 

White Roses
PARASTOO GANJEI

acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm

 

 

Spring Roses
PARASTOO GANJEI

acrylic on canvas
51 x 61cm

 

 

Roses in a Purple Room
PARASTOO GANJEI

acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm

 

 

Parastoo Ganjei, comes from an artistic family, with a grandfather who was a prominent painter in Iran. She paints still lifes as well as landscapes, roses are a favourite subject for her and she captures the weight of the flower heads beautifully whilst keeping a strong sense of movement. Using this common subject as a vehicle to portray feelings and emotions, there is a vitality as well as balance to her work.

 

Parastoo Ganjei studied fine art in Iran and Sussex and is a graduate of Bournmouth University.

 

Exhibiting widely in the United Kingdom, her work has proved to be extremely popular and is in many important collections around the world including the Royal Family of Brunei.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Gardiner

 

Monochrome Twilight, Lundy
Jeremy Gardiner
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

 

Autumnal Evening,

St Ives

Jeremy Gardiner
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Evening Sky,

The Lizard
Jeremy Gardiner
watercolour with jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton paper

46 x 61cm

 

Jeremy Gardiner is a graduate of Newcastle University and the Royal College of Art. He exhibits regularly in London and his paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, Australia and China. He has won numerous awards throughout his career including a Churchill Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Harkness Fellowship. Gardiner’s paintings are represented in public and corporate collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Government Art Collection, BNP Paribas, Pincent Masons and Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi. In 2013 Gardiner was awarded the prestigious Discerning Eye Art Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Philip

 

Pink and White
JACKIE PHILIP

pigment & oil on canvas
30 x 30cm

 

 

Mixed Flowers with Foxgloves
JACKIE PHILIP

pigment & oil on canvas
30 x 30cm

 

 

Summer By the Sea
JACKIE PHILIP

pigment & oil on canvas
30 x 30cm

 

 

Meadow Flowers
JACKIE PHILIP

oil & pigment on canvas
46 x 40cm

 

 

Studio Flowers
JACKIE PHILIP

oil & pigment on canvas
51 x 40cm

 

 

Coastal Colours
JACKIE PHILIP

oil & pigment on canvas
46 x 40cm

 

Blue Table
JACKIE PHILIP

oil & pigment on canvas
33 x 33cm

 

 

Jackie Philip, Born in 1961 in Edinburgh, studied Fine Art at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, at Wimbledon School of Art, London and at The Royal Academy Schools, London from 1978 - 1986. She attained BA 1st Class Honours and MFA. Since completing her postgraduate studies, she has been painting full time as a professional artist and lectured in London, Florence and Auckland.

Jackie Philip's paintings are in the genre of Still Life and Landscape and are created using raw pigment and oil on canvas to create a rich tapestry of colour and luminosity of light. The images are informed by a variety of cultures and influenced by her travels in SE Asia and Europe, as well as her native Scotland.

Jackie has exhibited widely abroad and in the UK and her paintings can be found in both corporate and private collections in the UK, Italy, Barbados, the Americas, Hong Kong and Australasia. Jackie has received many prestigious scholarships and awards including The Italian Government Scholarship, British Institute Fund and RSA Hospital Field Award and Residency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Lovell D.LITT, FRBS, RWA

 

Helmet Relief

MARGARET LOVELL

etching, unique

1962
30 x 26cm

paper size 63 x 46cm

 

 

Head Study, Skull

MARGARET LOVELL

etching, unique

1960
35 x 37.5cm

paper size 58 x 41cm

 

Meteor Flowers

MARGARET LOVELL

etching, unique

1960
37 x 29cm

paper size 63 x 47cm

 

 

Structure From Cow's Skull

MARGARET LOVELL

etching, unique

1962
33 x 40cm

paper size 47 x 64cm

 

 

Italian Head Series

MARGARET LOVELL

ink

1963
20 x 25cm

 

 

Double Cow Skull

MARGARET LOVELL

etching, unique

1962
34 x 40cm
paper size 46.5 x 58cm

 

 

 

Margaret Lovell D.LITT, FRBS, RWA, born in 1939 in Bristol, is an award-winning sculptor and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. She trained at the Slade, London and the Academy of Fine Arts , Florence and has undertaken commissions across the UK, Europe and the USA. Her work, mostly in bronze, can be found in the collections of The Arts Council of Great Britain, Barclays Bank and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery among many other public and private collections. This is a selection of one-off etchings that she created in the early 1960s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leopard
RICHARD SOUTHALL

cold-cast bronze
28 x 74 x 14cm

 

 


 

 

 

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