The Smethwick Twins

Twins: drypoint A5 size on Fabriano Rosapina The Smethwick Twins b. Smethwick 1836 d. Cannock 1860 Lewis and Robert Hyde were condemned by fate to walk in the shadow of the ’Siamese Twins’. They displayed the same physical characteristics as Chang and Eng, and were eclipsed throughout their lives by their more famous predecessors. Born twenty-five years later in 1836 in the West Midlands rather than Bangkok, their antecedents lacked the exoticism which had ignited the imagination of a western public. Yet their personal story is, if any

The Fine Art of avoiding Hagglers

With increasing frequency, I am being asked by galleries if they may be allowed to offer discounts on my works which they are showing. The enquiry usually runs along the following lines… “I just wanted to let you know our usual policy on sales discounts. Firstly we do not volunteer discounts, it is only if a potential buyers asks and we feel it would ‘seal the deal’ would we consider it. As with usual ‘gallery practice’ we would not offer anymore than 10% - less if at all possible. Could you let me know if this would be agreeable to you?” I find this grossly insulting, and I hope other artists do too. Before I had ever submitted the artwork to the gallery, I spent much time carefully p

Radnorshire Museum: Art Open

Open Art Exhibition ON SHOW 7TH APRIL – 24TH JUNE 2017 Levitating Lady with Green Hoop Consignment: Batch38 unit34 Consignment: Batch31 unit4 Moorland Outcrop Email: Phone: 01597 824513 Radnorshire Museum Temple Street Llandrindod Wells Powys LD1 5DL Preview photographs Friday 7th April, 2017 Carole King with her paintings: 'Beach Garden' and 'Hellebores'. Sorell Matei 'Woman weaving dreams' Anna-Lisa Coleman and her artworks at the preview

Crickhowell Open Art Competition 2017

Consignment: Batch 23, unit2 oil on panel 40x40cm will be on show at the Open Art Exhibition at Oriel Cric, Crickhowell Friday May 26th until Monday 3rd July 2017 Opening Hours Weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 10am - 1.30pm Prices Opening hours icon Entry Free You can find the Oriel CRiC Gallery on the following sites: @orielcric on twitter

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