Where did November spring from? Another super fast year disappearing before our eyes and the Big C word almost upon us. Before you start writing those all important Christmas List. How about treating yourself? We’ve got lots of amazing Investment Pieces behind our Red Doors if you’re looking for something extra special.
One of the staff favourites for investing in, is the wonderful work of Italian born and local artist Patrizio Belcampo. He installed his beautiful window just over a week to go, with a blog to follow shortly on his new work. His limited edition screen prints of the Avian Alphabet are beautiful examples of a master screen printer at work. Jackdaw is one of our all time favourites from this collection.
Keeping with the animal theme, fellow Edinburgh based master Screen Printer Susie Wright has an extensive collection of limited edition pieces of the stunning views around Edinburgh, beatiful wild animals and flora and fauna.
One of her most coveted screen prints is this Limited Edition Mineral Stag. Featuring over 14 different layers, this amazing piece is a real conversation starter and expertly shows off Susie’s skills as a screen printer. An exhibition is in the pipeline for Summer next year. Watch this space!
If a bold geometric design is more your thing then design duo Tom Pigeon have just launched this beautiful new screen print as part of their 2017 collection. Stack is a big, bold 7 colour A2 Screen Print of beautiful complimentary colours and shapes. It’s a limited edition of 100 too so worth the investment. If you love the work of Tom Pigeon but looking for something a little smaller or want a collection of prints to work together we have a range of their other work available online and in the gallery. We love the new Balance collection available as a Triptych. A series of 3 interconnecting prints. £65 each or £180 for set of 3. Saving £15.
Catherine A. Hileys work has been a popular collection this month, based on 17th-Century reports of “mermaid” sightings on Orkney, and their connection to the myths of the Finfolk and Selkies.
Selkies are creatures of Scottish/Irish mythology, also known as the Seal People. They can discard their sealskins and walk as humans on land, and there are many, many songs and stories to be heard and yet more to be invented. These form much of the theme throughout Catherine’s collection of Screen Prints and Lithographs.Jake Bee was the artist in residence at Fettes College in Edinburgh. We have a range of his limited edition Archival Pigment Prints based on his original paintings from his Enclosure Exhibition. These paintings take reference from a box of slides that were discovered by chance in Edinburgh. The slides are based on a tour that a group of Geologists took together in Eastern Europe and Africa in the 1960s. These are interesting compositions as the photographer was focused on the landscape forms, not the people, beauty or any conventional ways or reasons for taking these photos which draws the viewer in to question what is exactly happening within these scenes. A beautiful range of work.
Finish up our blog this Happy Friday is one of our favourite views in the gallery. Our main gallery wall. It’s looking all fresh with a re-hang ready for the festive season. Lots of new goodies up there with some customer favourites too. See anything that takes your fancy? Check out our Print sections to view our extensive selection of prints. Too many to list in this little blog!
Have a great weekend and if you’d like any help in choosing an investment piece for your collection. We’re always happy to help. Drop in to speak to us or drop Nicky our Creative Manager an email firstname.lastname@example.org To discuss your art work needs. ?