Category Archives: contemporary paintings

Arts and Architecture: Do They Go Hand In Hand?

Architecture isn’t necessarily something that many people would consider an art form, but it may interest some to know that there is a very close relationship between those who appreciate and create fine art, and architects. For decades, architects and … Continue reading

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Photorealism: A Brief History

Taken at face value, the term ‘photorealism’ probably seems pretty self explanatory; these are paintings and other works of art, which reproduce images as realistically as a photograph could be expected to. However, scratch beneath the surface a little and … Continue reading

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The Versatility of Oil Paint

Paint is an exceptionally versatile medium; it can be used to depict wholly representative images, expressive works and even more illustrative work. Of course, there are many different paint mediums from oil, to watercolour and, acrylics; each has its own … Continue reading

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Vanessa Garwood: abstraction, reality and imagination

 Vanessa Garwood, Self-portrait One of our up-&-coming young artists, Vanessa Garwood was trained at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. She studied painting and sculpture, and later served a three-month sculpture apprenticeship in South Africa. This awareness of form in … Continue reading

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