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Flower power blooms anew at the magic photo booth of illustrator Carolyn Gowdy during London’s Art Car Boot Fair

Flower power blooms anew at the magic photo booth of illustrator Carolyn Gowdy during London’s Art Car Boot Fair
Love + Light = Delight (c) Carolyn Gowdy Flower power blooms anew at the magic photo booth of illustrator Carolyn Gowdy during London’s Art Car Boot Fair,  By James Brewer What sort of flower are you? On a cold June Sunday afternoon in London, a goodly number of people were ready to answer this...
June 16th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Sailing Art in Spetses!

Sailing Art in Spetses!
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 by Eva Bratopoulou From 13th to 16th June, the island of Spetses celebrates the third “Spetses Classic Yacht Race”. The international event is organised jointly by the Yacht Club of Greece and the Poseidonion Grand Hotel (also the  Hospitality Organiser of the race)....
June 13th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Jet set, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The children of Thessaloniki, the Municipality and HELMEPA

The children of Thessaloniki, the Municipality and HELMEPA
Many of Thessaloniki’s 300 children-members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program, heralding from kindergartens and Primary Schools from around the city and the wider region, were presented with their Commemorative Certificates of Participation during the Municipality’s environmental scheme of “GREEN...
June 11th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Charity, Environment | Read More

Bottle-tops, bravura and a touch of bawdiness: Royal Academy’s 2013 Summer Exhibition offers a seasonal synthesis

Bottle-tops, bravura and a touch of bawdiness: Royal Academy’s 2013 Summer Exhibition offers a seasonal synthesis
Bird Woman, By Carolyn Gowdy Bottle-tops, bravura and a touch of bawdiness: Royal Academy’s 2013 Summer Exhibition offers a seasonal synthesis,  By James Brewer A sense of humour peeps through the cascade of works chosen for the 2013 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, open from June...
June 7th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Researcher’s requiem for lost sound of sea

Researcher’s requiem for lost sound of sea
An artist from Sheffield Hallam University has created a unique musical performance to mark the demise of the iconic nautical siren that has traditionally haunted the UK’s coastline. Fine art researcher Lise Autogena, from the University’s Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute,...
June 6th, 2013 | Art and auctions, News | Read More

On top of the world: great art from Down Under is transported to Royal Academy for forthcoming Australia exhibition

On top of the world: great art from Down Under is transported to Royal Academy for forthcoming Australia exhibition
Australian Beach Pattern., By Charles Meere, Oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Copyright DACS 2013 On top of the world: great art from Down Under is transported to Royal Academy for forthcoming Australia exhibition, By James Brewer Informed and led by landscape – that is the curators’...
June 4th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Art Exhibition in Thessaloniki

Art Exhibition in Thessaloniki
Following an invitation by the Ministry of Macedonia-Thrace, HELMEPA is taking part in the “Thermaikos Gulf Days” Art Exhibition at the Port of Thessaloniki, which will operate between 1st and 15th June 2013.  As the title of the exhibition implies, the aim is to inform and heighten the awareness...
June 3rd, 2013 | Art and auctions, Environment | Read More

Two stories about being ‘hand-bagged’ by Mrs Thatcher; and a unique record of the former PM sitting for her portrait

Two stories about being ‘hand-bagged’ by Mrs Thatcher; and a unique record of the former PM sitting for her portrait
My severe ‘hand-bagging’ at the hands of Mrs Thatcher Dr Tony Heathcote writes: I met Mrs Thatcher when I was Curator of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Collection, and she was making one of her triumphal tours of the various national institutions that had recently fallen under her sway. As...
May 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, People and Places | Read More

London artist Linda Sutton brings the thrill of the opera house to the canvas with the high notes resounding in Italian

London artist Linda Sutton brings the thrill of the opera house to the canvas with the high notes resounding in Italian
By James Brewer London artist Linda Sutton conducts – with paint brushes rather than batton – a lyrical reading of the the world’s greatest operas. In a series of fresh and melodious paintings, a constellation of stars floats elegantly on to her stage. Faust. By Linda Sutton Four of her new works...
May 28th, 2013 | Art and auctions | Read More

With the spotlight on volunteers, HELMEPA begins its environmental campaign on the island of Rhodes

With the spotlight on volunteers, HELMEPA begins its environmental campaign on the island of Rhodes
In the presence of local government and Coast Guard representatives, volunteer groups, teachers, students and environmentally conscious members of the local community, HELMEPA began its “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign” on the island of Rhodes, under the auspices of the Municipality....
May 24th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Maritime Art, News, Pollution | Read More

Marta Boros aligns her pop art with a woman’s view of the world

Marta Boros aligns her pop art with a woman’s view of the world
Marta Boros aligns her pop art with a woman’s view of the world , By James Brewer Pop artist Marta Boros pursues the twin and sometimes combined tracks of painting and poetry. Her work has qualities that at various times are mysterious, intriguing, challenging and erotic, splashed and collaged on the...
May 16th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Landscape painting to the fore: Angela Summerfield adds layers of meaning to elevate the genre

Landscape painting to the fore: Angela Summerfield adds layers of meaning to elevate the genre
Landscape painting to the fore: Angela Summerfield adds layers of meaning to elevate the genre, By James Brewer Amid the outpouring of new art forms, the day of the landscape painting might seem to have been done. Is it time to relegate the landscape to… mere landscape? Angela Summerfield, one...
May 16th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Asia demand for fine art insurance

Asia demand for fine art insurance
Resting Dancer. Charcoal on canvas by Anny Zade (source: Lloyd’s of London) Tue 07 May 2013 –  Despite record claims in 2012 the art insurance market is in rude health. Higher prices for high-end art and rising demand from Asia are creating opportunities for Lloyd’s insurers High demand The...
May 7th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Insurance and Reinsurance, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Pompeii, Bay of Naples, Italy, 2012. Copyright Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei/Trustees of the British Museum Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum — how the title of this major exhibition was agonised over at the British Museum By Rosa Maria Letts* Life,...
May 6th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Paintings and bronzes that flow from the subconscious: artist Sangeeta Sagar’s intriguing oeuvre

Paintings and bronzes that flow from the subconscious: artist Sangeeta Sagar’s intriguing oeuvre
Marine Land, By Sangeeta Sagar Paintings and bronzes that flow from the subconscious: artist Sangeeta Sagar’s intriguing oeuvre by James Brewer For artwork that Sangeeta Sagar says originates from the subconscious, her paintings and sculptures possess a particularly forceful and acute quality. ...
May 5th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series
A good read. Part of Mali’s series of women with books. An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series, By James Brewer For the London-based conceptual artist Mali, the book is the thing, the great symbol of communication in an incoherent world. It remains...
April 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Books, Clubs, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Ojeikere in West London’s Tristan Hoare Gallery

Ojeikere in West London’s Tristan Hoare Gallery
Ojeikere Shangalti Currently on show at Tristan Hoare Gallery in West London is Nigerian photographer Ojeikere. Born in 1930, Ojeikere’s formative years were spent as a photographer for the Ministry of Education in Lagos and later in the West African Publicity Agency. In 1975 he opened his own...
April 25th, 2013 | Art and auctions | Read More

Design in the limelight as London awards its ‘Oscars’ for innovative projects

Design in the limelight as London awards its ‘Oscars’ for innovative projects
Olympic Cauldron, Designed by Heatherwick Studio Design in the limelight as London awards its ‘Oscars’ for innovative projects, By Oxana Andrienko Eclectic as a collection, and with its selections variously practical and whimsical, the Designs of the Year exhibition, currently running at the Design...
April 10th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Awards, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

The HELMEPA Junior Artwork Exhibition draws to a close at the Municipality of Paleo Faliro

The Artwork Exhibition showcasing pieces completed by “HELMEPA Junior” Program members and titled “The seas, forests and mountains are our treasure”, has successfully concluded. It was hosted by the Municipality of Paleo  Faliro (Athens) at the “Flisvos” Cultural Centre between the 11th...
April 1st, 2013 | Art and auctions, Environment | Read More

A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England

A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England
Nightshift -Winnington Works, by Bernice Tackley A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England, By James Brewer One of the greatest maritime engineering feats along England’s extensive inland...
March 31st, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

New gallery by the Thames at Battersea revels in Chinese contemporary art and launches its latest show for dynamic artist Le Guo

New gallery by the Thames at Battersea revels in Chinese contemporary art and launches its latest show for dynamic artist Le Guo
Multichrome Painting – English Red, Chinese Rouge, and Indian Yellow, Ink and pigment on paper, By Le Guo New gallery by the Thames at Battersea revels in Chinese contemporary art and launches its latest show for dynamic artist Le Guo, By James Brewer Chinese contemporary art needs space to breathe...
March 23rd, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Commercial life of Mumbai firmly in the frame in stunning London show by one of India’s most talented painters

Commercial life of Mumbai firmly in the frame in stunning London show by one of India’s most talented painters
Commercial life of Mumbai firmly in the frame in stunning London show by one of India’s most talented painters, By James Brewer Vegetable stall, Oil on canvas, By Tina Chandroji A window on Mumbai – or Bombay as the artist Tina Chandroji was brought up to call the teeming metropolis of 20 million...
March 20th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

The Inauguration of the “HELMEPA Junior” Artwork Exhibition at Flisvos

HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris C. Mitsatsos, and Palaio Faliro Mayor Radm (HN)  Dionyssis Hatzidakis, standing next to the artwork of children from the Fourth Primary School of Palaio Faliro which was awarded by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in 1985. Palaio Faliro* Mayor,  ...
March 12th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Environment | Read More

ART it is – new London show Art13 is a smash hit for 25, 000 visitors

ART it is – new London show Art13 is a smash hit for 25, 000 visitors
Artwork form Zhu JinshiPearl Lam Galleries ART it is – new London show Art13 is a smash hit for 25, 000 visitors, By Oxana Andrienko With great and deserved fanfare, an inaugural international contemporary art fair, ART13, has been launched this year at Kensington Olympia, hosting 129 galleries from...
March 12th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory

Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory
“In the Eye of the Beholder” Editioned Giclée PrintBy Caroline Summerfield Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory, By James Brewer Caroline Summerfield’s sculptures call to mind the tragedies of ancient...
February 27th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Awards, Exhibitions | Read More