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Here’s some work you can expect on display at the moment…
British artist, Miss Aniela, mixes art and fashion photography to create a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Her work centers on a fusion of traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition.
Her longstanding collection Surreal Fashion has been exhibited and collected all over the globe. In the imagery, Miss Aniela depicts contemporary models with a reference to Renaissance and Dutch masters, shooting in stately home settings across Europe and the US. Larger-than-life characters preside over a dreamlike tableau of chandeliers, taxidermy, and four-poster beds; motifs for another, a utopia of the past that we long to inhabit.
Number of works in Gallery Collection: 5
Enter the Golden Dragon
Certified Limited edition print
Paper Size: 51.2 x 28.8 ins / 130 x 73 cms Image size: 47.25 x 64.2 ins / 120 x 163 cms
Medium: Photo Rag Pearl Paper
Edition size: 25
Price (Inc VAT): £9540 Framed: £10,160
In European cultures, the dragon is a fire-breathing, aggressive creature but to the Chinese, the dragon traditionally symbolises potent and auspicious powers. During the days of Imperial China, the Emperor of China used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
In East Asian culture, the dragon is a rain deity that fosters harmony, a spiritual and cultural symbol that represents prosperity and good luck. In this fine-art piece, the Chinese couture of world-renowned Guo Pei is combined with Polish architecture to evoke the richness of the dragon’s cross-cultural symbology.
Steven Dews’s love affair with art and the sea began at the age of 5 when he had a picture of a ship displayed on the wall at St John’s Infant School. He inherited his passion for ships and the sea from his grandfather, who was an Assistant Harbour Master in Hull. Steven Dews built up an astonishing portfolio for his first exhibition in 1976 and, on the exhibition’s first night, virtually his entire collection was sold. The following year he held an exhibition in San Francisco which also sold out to great critical acclaim and, since then, Steven Dews has continued exhibiting regularly at leading galleries in London and throughout the world.
Temeraire’ opens fire, Battle of Trafalgar
Certified Limited edition print
Size: 68.5 x 48 ins / 174 x 122 cms
Edition Size: 1805
Price (Inc VAT): £3180 Framed: £3570
Here, Steven dews depicts the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st of October 1805. The battle took place near Cape Trafalgar, in southwest Spain.
The focus of this remarkable painting is the moment at which H.M.S Victory flanked by the Temeraire, broke through the enemy lines, sustaining and exchanging a severe pounding as she passed Villeneuve’s French flagship Bucentaure, shown sailing out of the picture. This impact caused a devastating fire that swept along the length of all three gun decks, causing huge damage and heavy loss of life. In the extreme right foreground, we see “Temeraire” as she prepares to open fire following “victory” into the center of the action.
Brassington is best known for his atmospheric and vibrant paintings of the horseracing world. In 1997 he was commissioned to paint The Princess Royal by Timeform, producers of racecards. The painting was auctioned at the Timeform Dinner, with the proceeds being donated to the Princess’s chosen charity, Riding for the Disabled.
The Turf Club
Edition size: 9
Price (Inc VAT): £1,800.00 Framed: £2,200.00
This painting of Alan Brassington depicts the wonderful Turf Club in Barbados, which he describes as “a mind-blowing adventure and an unusual clockwise course”. Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing since the colonial days of 1845 when the officers of the British Regiment stationed in Barbados used what was then just a parade ground to match their horses in races. The fashion grew and the soldiers were soon joined by wealthy merchants and local planters.