A COLLECTOR’S COLLECTION AN ACCUMULATION OF PICTURES & OBJECTS This catalogue comprises a collection of fifty two artworks which I have accumulated over the past two decades. I am making them available for purchase for the very first time. I am sure you will agree it is an eclectic mix. Buying art is, and always should be fun, and the love of art is a hard passion to control. I for one am unlikely to ever stop looking to add to my collection. For those of you who suffer a similar fate, I hope you enjoy what you see here. To make a purchase or enquire about further information on the artists please either: call me on 01823 413388 or 0771 257 7934 or email me at email@example.com Geoffrey Bertram 1 Knutscroft lane Thurloxton Somerset TA2 8RL 1 Norman Ackroyd RA (b.1938) Balmoral Forest, Loch Muick 1996 aquatint, 64/90 61 x 90 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price £ 950 Norman Ackroyd is one of the outstanding printmakers of his generation. He has developed his own techniques in etching and aquatint, making painterly, expressive landscape images. He was elected Royal Academician in 1990. 2 Norman Ackroyd RA South Cadbury Hill 1993 aquatint, 46/50 56 x 78 cm framed Provenance : The Artist SOLD 3 Crawfurd Adamson (b.1953) Siesta 1992 pastel on paper 86.3 x 119.4 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price : £2,750 Crawfurd Adamson trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, before moving to Kent in 1979. Throughout the 1980sand 1990s he exhibited with great success with Jill George Gallery, London and the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and London. He now shows with Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, and Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon 4 Crawfurd Adamson Study etching, Artist Proof 45 x 60.5 cm image unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £250 5 Dame Elizabeth Blackadder RA Cat and Anemones 1989 etching with aquatint, 24/50 35.5 x 40.7 cm framed Provenance : The Scottish Gallery Price : £1,200 Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (b.1931) is one of Scotland’s leading artists, best known for her fine watercolours of cats, flowers/plants and her Japanese Still Lifes. She was elected Royal Academician in 1976. 6 Jane Brayne Beneath Creech Hill 2007 watercolour 10.8 x 15.3 cm framed Price : £175 Jane Brayne is known nationally for her work as an archaeological reconstruction illustrator, drawing and painting places and people from the past for books and museums throughout the country. 7 Bronwen Bradshaw Up and Down 2007 etching, Artist Proof 34 x 34 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £125 Bronwen Bradshaw is one of the leading printmakers in the West Country. She runs the Dove Studios near Glastonbury, specialising in aluminium etching. 8 Bronwen Bradshaw Variation VI 2007 etching, 7/20 12 x 12 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price : £95 9 Christian Brechneff (b.1950) Bermuda 2000 pastel on paper 21.2 x 26.3 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price £575 Born in the former Belgian Congo, Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff was educated in Switzerland, England and the USA. In 1975 he received his MA from the Royal College of Art. He travels widely and exhibits in Europe and the USA. 10 Adam Bricusse (b.1964) Koi mixed media on canvas 50.5 x 60.5 cm Provenance : Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London Price : £500 Adam Bricusse grew up between Europe and the USA. He went to St Martins School of Art, London and the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford. He works in London and Somerset. He exhibits worldwide. 11 Sandy Brown (b.1946) Open 2008 wax crayon on wood panel 15 x 21 cm framed SOLD Sandy Brown is well known on the European ceramics scene. She is famous for her spontaneous, passionate use of clay and colours that liberated many ceramic artists from Asiatic ideals and local traditions. 12 Eileen Cooper RA (b.1953) Two Figures 1997 lithograph, 6/20 29.2 x 17.1 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £120 Eileen Cooper is one of the major British figurative artists who emerged in the mid 1980’s after graduating from Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art, London. She explores human relationships in a bold graphic manner. She was elected Royal Academician in 2001. 13 William Crozier (b.1930) Hay Ricks 1992 lithograph, 138/275 27.8 x 38.2 cm framed SOLD William Crozier is one of Ireland’s major contemporary artists. His abstract landscapes and still life painting use sumptuous colour to convey an emotional intensity. He has been awarded the Premio Lissone in Milan and the Oireachtas Gold medal for Painting in Dublin. Ex Principal of Winchester School of Art, he works in Hampshire and Co. Cork. 14 William Crozier Headland 1995 watercolour 16.4 x 16.4 cm framed inscribed: To Geoffrey Thank you for a fresh lunch Bill Provenance : The Artist Price : £975 15 Pat Douthwaite (1939 - 2002) Kimono lithograph, handcoloured, 5/20 76.2 x 56.7 cm unframed Provenance : The Scottish Gallery Price : £450 Born in Glasgow, Pat Douthwaite studied mime and modern dance with Margaret Morris, whose husband, J. D. Fergusson, encouraged her to paint. Apart from this important influence she was self-taught. Her images are quirky but have strong emotional intensity. She is an unique spirit in Scottish art. 16 Katherine Dowson (b.1962) Untitled 1995 mixed media object on paper 46 x 38 x 7.5 cm framed Provenance : Atrium Bookshop, London Price : £600 Katherine Dowson is a highly acclaimed artist, nationally and internationally, working with diverse material, who sees the interior of man as a laboratory of matter, a concentrated landscape of the world. She is a graduate of Camberwell and the Royal College of Art . 17 Felim Egan (b.1952) Land Line 1991 lithograph, 17/32 67 x 50.5 cm paper size framed Provenance : The Scottish Gallery Price : £350 Felim Egan is one of Ireland’s leading artists. His carefully built up surfaces suggest open distances, into which simplistic landscape motifs are arranged in infinite variations. His pictures are quietly contemplative. 18 Pennie Elfick (b.1948) Linear Conversation 2007 oil on paper 15.5 x 21 cm framed Price : £300 Pennie Elfick trained at Wimbledon School of Art. On first impression her paintings appear as very minimal. However she draws many of her ideas from the landscape around her, particularly in her use of colour and her exploration of the transient nature of light. They are beautifully crafted works, built up through thinly applied layers of paint. 19 Anna Gardiner (b.1966) Lime and White 1994 oil on canvas 36 x 36 cm Provenance : Royal Academy Schools, London SOLD Anna Gardiner’s paintings have always been about individuals, of people of all ages and backgounds. She describes the nature of relationships through sharp observation and appreciation of personal dramas. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools, London. 20 Richard Gilbert (b.1957) Wabash Study No.9 1989 pastel on wood 25.5 x 17.5 cm Provenance : Raab Gallery, London Price : £450 Richard Gilbert is a figurative artist who trained at Wimbledon and Chelsea Schools of Art. During 1987 and 1989 he worked in Chicago under a Harkness Fellowship - this work came from that stay. He exhibited with Raab Gallery, London. He now lives and teaches in the USA. 21 Fiona Hingston Dead Crow 2008 earth and pigment on paper 36 x 36 cm framed Provenance : The Artist SOLD Fiona Hingston has become reknowned for her images of fields, in which she uses earth dried onto paper. Added with pigment her pictures have a strong physiacl presence, as evident in this work. 22 Diana Hulton (b.1945) Colori di Paesaggio - Black Mountains 1996 acrylic on paper 35.5 x 44.5 cm framed Price : £800 Diana Hulton trained in South Africa before moving to the UK. She has used the work of Paul Cezanne as a starting off point, expanding the viewer’s experience of time and place through fragmenting the imagery, in this instance through offering multiple viewpoints. 23 Gillian Lever (b.1963) Untitled acrylic on paper 20.4 x 13.7 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price : £245 Gillian Lever trained at Reading University. and then as an art therapist. Her paintings have a jewel-like quality, reminiscent of ancient illuminated manuscripts in their intensity of colour. They have a quiet spiritual aspect. Doorways or openings are often suggested, alluding to the spaces unknown. 24 Gillian Lever Untitled 2004 oil on board 21 x 15 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price : £525 25 Will Maclean (b.1941) Leaping Herring with Boat and Sunset 1996 acrylic paste, pigment, fish hook 22.5 x 30.8 cm Provenance : Art First, London Price : £1,500 Will Maclean is one of Scotland’s finest artists. He is reknowned nationally and internationally for his constructions. Although his themes are predominantly Scottish, they are often international in scope, investigating, for example, the state of the fishing industry or emigration. He is a Research Professor at the Visual Research Centre of Dundee University. 26 Will Maclean Sea Shrine 2000 mixed media, collage on paper 41 x 27.7 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £1,000 27 Lino Mannocci (b.1945) Untitled 1993 etching, 2/15 38.2 x 28.2 cm paper 8.3 x 12.7 cm image unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £225 Lino Mannocci is a fine printmaker and painter who divides his time between London and Viareggio, Tuscany. His etchings have an ethereal, romantic quality reminscent of Claude Lorraine, on whose prints Mannocci has published, to date, the definitive catalogue raisonée. 28 Lyn Mowat A Walk in the Quantocks 2008 oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm Provenance : The Artist Price : £280 Lyn Mowat’s work is neither illustrative nor narrative. Her paintings are left open to interpretation through her use of metaphorical animals and artefacts. Much influenced by her surroundings, she lives in West Somerset. 29 Jock McFadyen (b.1950) Cramond II 1992 etching, 3/30 48.5 x 41 cm paper 27.3 x 24 cm image unframed Provenance : William Jackson Gallery, London Price : £350 Jock McFadyen is one of the more startling figurative artists of his generation - from those who emerged during the 1980s UK figurative art revival - whose subjects reflect the seamier characters of society. His handling in paint and print can be rough and ready, belying the technical finesse, though this gives the images their directness and emotional intensity. He trained at Chelsea School of Art. He works in London. 30 Jock McFadyen Pub Stripper 1992 etching, 10/35 76 x 58 cm paper unframed Provenance : William Jackson Gallery, London Price : £550 31 Bruce McLean (b.1944) Recent Acquisitions 1991 screenprint 15/300 15 x 21 cm unframed Provenance : The Scottish Gallery, London Price : £225 Bruce McLean is a Scottish performance artist and painter. He has gained international recognition for his paintings,ceramics, prints, work with film, theatre and books. He is Head of Graduate Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art London He has had numerous one man exhibitions including Tate Gallery, London and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Mclean lives and works in London. 32 Bruce McLean Two Figures 1984 screenprint, 35/100 80 x 101.5 cm framed Price : £925 33 Susie Needham (b1950) Oscar’s Robe 2007 photogram 83.5 x 51 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Value : £700 Special price : £575 Susie Needham is one of the leading UK photogram artists. Her images of fabrics - dresses, christening robes, blouses - old and new, have a haunting quality which gives them a visual edge. 34 Jules Olitski (1922 - 2007) Crimson/Orange (from Five Prints Part II) 1970 screenprint, 15/150 printed by Chiron Press 88.5 x 65.5 cm framed Provenance : Kasmin Gallery, London Price : £1,000 Jules Olitski was part of the Color Field Movement of US art of the 1950s and 60s, that ran alongside contemporary Abstract Expressionism. This print is representative of his imagery, where thin layers of sprayed colour are superimposed on each other, creating atmosphere and space. These images resonate feelings rather than than being specifically descriptive. 35 Peter Oliver (b.1927) Evening, Jersey 1966 oil on board 59 x 28 cm framed Provenance : Anthony Hepworth Gallery, Bath Price : £800 Peter Oliver had much success in the 1950s and 60s, showing with Redfern Gallery, London. His subjects are mildly abstracted, in a gently cubist manner. His paintings are quite rare but do appear occasionally in Modern British art sales. 36 Sheila Onliner Zennor Night 2005 aquatint, 7/25 13.5 x 14.7 cm framed Provenance : Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives Price : £230 Sheila Onliner is a well respected Cornish print maker. Zennor Night is part of a suite of small landscape etchings that reflect a romanticism reminiscent of the C19th artist Samuel Palmer 37 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi ‘Synthetic Sirens in the Pink Light District’ No. 705 from ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ 1965-70 screenprint 51/350 38 x 25.5 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £650 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 - 2005), internationally respected sculptor and printmaker, was one of the orginal Pop Art artists. Early in 1965, he began work on a massive project to create from his eclectic and unique collection of C20th ephemera, a definitive statement on modern man and his dilemma. The first volume of this project “Moonstrips Empire News” was published in 1967..........(continued) 38 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi ‘Inside Down Under....What are the building blocks of structuralism?’ No. 714 from ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ 1965-70 screenprint 51/350 38 x 25.5 cm signed and numbered unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £650 39 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi ‘Similar remarks apply to Uranium 235’’ No. 717 from ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ 1965-70 screenprint 51/350 38 x 25.5 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £650 .......In the second volume, ‘General Dynamic F.U.N’, he broke further away from accepted fine art printing techniques by brilliantly exploiting the potential of photolithography as well as screenprinting. Only a few prints in each book hand were signed and numbered. Otherwise all have stamped signatures and the mark of Editions Alecto. 40 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi ‘Brainiac 5 no puede ganar contra tres marquinas’’ No. 737 from ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ 1965-70 screenprint 51/350 38 x 25.5 cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £650 41 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi ‘The Puzzle of Female Pleasure’ No. 739 from ‘General Dynamic F.U.N.’ 1965-70 screenprint 51/350 25.5 x 38cm unframed Provenance : The Artist Price : £650 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi created a series of head scuptures in the 1980s that explore the relationship between man and machine/ robot. His initial studies were made by carving into plaster blocks. Each is unique. The bulk of his collection of plasters is held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. 42 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Mechanised Head c.1988 plaster 43 x 23 x 26 cm Provenance : The Artist Price : £5,000 43 Ione Parkin (b.1965) Trees with Distant Hills 1994 oil on paper 74 x 102 cm framed Provenance : Art First, London Price : £1,650 Ione Parkin is now known as an abstract painter but her early work, after graduating from Winchester School of Art, treated landscape in a quite expressionist way. The jumble of trees and hedgerow of the foreground were a sign of things to come. She is a member of the Royal West of England Academy and she works in Bath. 44 Janet Patterson Sardinia 1979 watercolour 40.5 x 50.5 cm framed Provenance : The Artist Price : £535 Janet Patterson lives in London. Much of her work reflects her interest in nature and this 1979 watercolour successfully captures Mediterranean light and colour.Her current work still reflects this relationship with the world, though her ideas are more distilled. 45 Anja Percival (b.1971) Urban Light 2 2006 etching, 19/35 71 x 71 cm framed Provenance : Printmakers Gallery, St Ives Price : £560 Anja Percival is a very fine printmaker whose work combines collagraph and etching techniques to build up multilayered imagery with rich, textural surfaces. Her prints utilise both representational and abstract elements, to produce images that explore urban environments. She divides her time between Durham and Denmark. 46 Barbara Rae RA (b.1943) Mull Ferry 1999 screenprint, 25/40 71 x 88.5 cm framed Provenance : The Scottish Gallery Price : £1,500 Barbara Rae is one of Scotland’s most successful painters. Working with rich colour and sweeping brushstroke, her landscapes contain huge energies. This Scottish image (edition sold out) show her at her best in the balance of colour and graphic shapes. She was elected Royal Academician in 1996. 47 Sandy Sempliner Entertaining the Mexicans 1988 collage on paper 30.5 x 42 cm framed Provenance : the Artist SOLD Sandy Sempliner is an American artist whose 1980s collages echo US pop art . Combining commercial imagery, he wittily evokes the illusion of the high life of 1950s California. He is currently a Director for International Relief & Development in Thailand. 48 Mark Surridge (b.1963) Untitled 2006 carborundum etching, 1/1 26 x 37 cm framed Provenance : New Millennium Gallery, St Ives Price : £375 Mark Surridge’s images are based on the nature of Cornwall. They could be marks on beach sand or shapes in the sky. This unique etching reflects this ambiguity, caught with the minimum of fuss. He lives in Cornwall and exhibits with New Millennium Gallery, St Ives and Beardsmore Gallery, London 49 Riduan Tomkins (b.1941) Two Fields 1985 oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm Provenance : The Artist Value : £1,800 Price : £1,200 Riduan Tomkins studied at the Royal College of Art under Peter Kinley, whose work his own closely echoes. Cut-out figures or animals exist in plains of overlayered colour. In recent years he has had great success with exhibiting and teaching in Singapore and New Zealand. 50 Clare Wardman Metaphysical Ocean 2008 mixed media on panel 15 x 21 cm Price : £185 Clare Wardman’s new work sees her trackinglight as it crosses surfaces - walls, beaches, gardens, the sea. It is part of a process she terms ‘Prima vista’. She lives in Cornwall and exhibits regularly around the UK. 51 Ian Welsh Dancing Light III 2008 synthetic acrylic lacquer on board 61 x 61 cm Price : £800 Ian Welsh is one of the most remarkable painters of moving water. The translucency of the images is created by carefully crafted, multiple layers of transparent lacquer in which the pigment. floats. Welsh succesfully achieves the effect of looking through depths of water. He works in London. 52 Jo Welsh “That’ll be the Dodo then....?” 2007 mixed media construction 31 x 20.5 x 8 cm Price : £400 Jo Welsh fuses together an amalgam of objects and old engravings (mainly scientific in nature) with great skill and humour. Her box assemblages remind one of the work of Joseph Cornell though that is the only aspect they share. Her boxes are little bits of visual theatre. She works in London.