Cambridge Art Fair 2017 launched last night with a fantastic, well attended Private View. Our huge thanks to all those who attended and especially those who bought art.
Don't miss the new paintings by the enormously popular and highly rated Artist Steven Lindsay at this year's Cambridge Art Fair.
Most of Lindsay's work is figurative and focuses on light, structure and composition. He believes that painting is a process of mark making and as such these marks should be evident and you can see the painterly quality throughout his impressive portfolio.
Estelle Lovatt, the art critic for the New Radio 2 Arts Show, said:
“Like revisiting Vermeer in the Dutch Golden Age of painterly skill against the Colour Field of Rothko, all intertwined with an aesthetic twist of contemporary, complex-simplicity. Lindsay using his paintbrush eloquently, capturing painterly conversations between the art history giants of a bygone age and a bygone art.”
You'll find a selection of new paintings by Lindsay with Lime Tree Gallery on Stand E3 up on the stage in the Large Hall. Click here to visit the gallery website
Alison McWhirter BA MA, born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1975, attended Bath Academy where she trained as a painter gaining a BA in Fine Art in 1998. She continued her studies to gain a Postgraduate MA in Visual Culture 2000. Bath Academy of Art has produced such luminaries as the colourist Howard Hodgkin.
After establishing a career in publishing, as well as teaching art, McWhirter returned to South West Scotland to pursue her career as a painter; her raison d’etre. Since moving to Glasgow in June 2012, McWhirter has had work accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute to exhibit at the Annual RGI show in 2012 and 2013.
McWhirter’s studies of flowers are intimate compositions which evoke a mood through their vibrancy of colour and loose bold brushwork. Her paintings are instinctive responses to her subject, often mixing paint directly on the canvas, so creating a sense of spontaneity which is prevalent in all her work.
McWhirter has had exposure in The Scotland on Sunday in 2011 where she was described as ‘The new Scottish Colourist’. In 2012 Homes and Interiors Magazine deemed her to be one of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourists making waves in the art world. McWhirter’s instantly recognisable work is held in private collections throughout the UK. Her first solo London show in February 2016 was a major success.
You will be able to buy paintings by Alison McWhirter on the Carina Haslam Art stand B5/B6 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit Carina's website
Eight of the contributors to the fantastic Cambridge Art Book will be featured on Stand E2, up on the stage in the Large Hall at this year's Cambridge Art Fair.
The Cambridge Art Book showcases the city of Cambridge through the eyes of its artists. Over 120 pages of vibrant contemporary images, 51 artists who have all been inspired by this incredible city, show Cambridge in a new and exciting way.
A map within the book will allow people to see the images on the page and then visit the building or place for themselves to see how the artists has interpreted them.
The book has been created by local collage artist Emma Bennett. Emma has lived in Cambridge for 12 years where she works as a commercial artist constantly inspired by the incredible city. The book was published in 2017 by UIT/Green Books.
Head up to the stage at this year's fair to see for yourself the wonderful art produced by this talented group of Artists.
We are very pleased to announce that Norton Way Gallery will be participating for the first time at Cambridge Art Fair in 2017.
Situated in the rural arts and crafts town of Letchworth Garden City, Norton Way Gallery is a specialist independent gallery dealing exclusively in fine and contemporary, original art. Established in 2007, the gallery represents both internationally establisted and immerging artists.
With a continually changing exhibition of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture they are particularly proud of their excellent collection of original printmakers, including Phil Greenwood RE, Rob Barnes, Flora Mclachlan, Colin See-Paynton and Morna Rhys, contributing exquisite etchings, linocuts, and wood engravings.
In addition to selected solo exhibitions and guest artists, we permanently represent over ten resident artists from around the south-east of the country, including our home county Hertforshire. From the well established to talented newcomers, all are chosen for their passion and commitment.
Head over to Stand C3 in the Large Hall to take a look at their portfolio or click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to announce that White Court Art will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair in 2017.
White Court Art is a specialist online gallery based in Brecon, Wales since 2006. It has grown organically from a private collection started many years ago to its present size, with distribution centres in both the U.K. and the USA.
Their main selection criteria is that they love the pieces themselves. They sell mainly to collectors in the USA and pride themselves on a quick professional friendly service.
Head over to Stand B7 in the Large Hall to take a look at their portfolio or click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to announce that Norfolk-based Capital Culture Gallery is participating for the first time at Cambridge Art Fair this year.
Capital Culture Gallery is run by artists Rachael Dalzell and James Sparshatt in Coltishall, Norfolk. The Gallery champions art that represents culture, landscape and diversity. They welcome all art lovers, whether they are seasoned collectors or possible first-time buyers to enjoy looking at their diverse collection of art in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Capital Culture Gallery was founded in 2005 by photographer James Sparshatt and businessman Ken Climie with the aim of working alongside a small group of successful artists from around the world. After a decade in London, Ken founded Exposed Gallery and Centre for the Arts in Moscow and James and Rachael moved Capital Culture Gallery to a new space close to their home in Norfolk.
As well as gallery exhibitions they take part in numerous art fairs across the world. Over the last dozen years they have exhibited at art fairs in London, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Paris, Milan, Stockholm and Hamburg among others.
James works in London most weeks and he is happy to visit your home or office with work if you have seen a piece at one of their London events and wish to see it again.
Head over to Stand B3 in the Large Hall to take a look at the Capital Culture Gallery display or click here to visit their website.
We're very pleased to announce that the Cambridge institution Primavera Gallery is returning to Cambridge Art Fair in 2017.
The gallery and shop, located over three floors on King's Parade facing King's College, bring together a vast range of the finest quality handmade British art and craft. They continue a 70-year history of exhibiting the highest quality ceramics and the most eclectic collection of glass art in the region.
As a gallery, their aim is to offer artwork at a range of prices and to display and contrast makers’ work in a physical way so that each piece can be touched and felt, rather than maintaining an ethereal online presence through websites.
You'll find Primavera Gallery on Stand A9 in the Large Hall and can visit their website by clicking here.