13th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

The Dancing Marquess at the RWA Open, Bristol

I'm pleased to announce that my latest print, The Dancing Marquess, has been selected for inclusion in this year's RWA Open, Bristol.

Now in it's 168th year the RWA Open will run from the 21st November 2020 to the 7th March 2021.

To book tickets please see the RWA Open website here.

This dynamic and varied exhibition invites painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media submissions and is a showcase of some of the most exciting artists from across the country and beyond.

All work is for sale, making the Annual Open a perfect opportunity to discover new artists or invest in well-known names.

6th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020

I am pleased to have two prints in this year's Art on a Postcard Winter Auction. The event runs from the 5th to 29th November and is raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust.

My prints Ebony Rose and Dreamers are up for auction.

This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Infected Blood Inquiry the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992.

Find more details on the Art on a Postcard website.

6th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

Behind the Canvas, Decorazon Gallery

I was recently interviewed for a new feature from Decorazon Gallery, where they explore the motivation, inspiration & background of their artists.

Below are a few extracts, but you can read the full interview in their mailout and view my updated artist page on their website.

"I feel very fortunate that I come from a creative family.
My parents' house is full of delftware, old books, broken pots and flotsam and jetsam, things salvaged off skips, and handmade gifts.
My father is a cabinet maker and I loved spending time in his workshop discovering secret drawers and compartments in the beautiful old bureaus and desks he was restoring."

"My grandmother Keyna Emerson is also a painter. She attended the Slade School of Art in London just before and just after the second world war, and continues painting, though her dream was to be a set designer. I’ve been thinking of this a lot, whilst looking through her books on set and costume design and making my own theatre maquettes."

Read the full interview in the Decorazon Gallery mail out.

6th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

I will be showing some near works at this year's Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. This year the fair will be an online event, running from the 12th November to the 13th December.

More details on the Woolwich Contemporary website.

6th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition 2020

I am pleased to say two of my works have been selected for the SWA's 2020 Open Exhibition.

This year's exhibition is an online event running from 22nd September to 31st December 2020.

View my work at this link.

6th October 2020Comments are off for this post.

Art Car Boot Fair, Viral Edition

Announcing my new print The Dancing Marquess, released for the Art Car Boot Fair, Viral Edition!
Available at a discounted price for one day only.

The Art Car Boot Fair is back, in an all-new virtual format.

I'm pleased to have this new etching for the fair, plus exclusive discounts on existing works with prices starting at just £50!

You will need to become an Art Car Boot Fair Member in advance to be able to visit our virtual pitch and purchase prints on the day.

Find my work at the Smithson Gallery pitch.

Register online now
www.artcarbootfair.com

Click the link to view the Smithson Gallery catalogue.

The Dancing Marquess
Photopolymer etching on heavyweight Southbank 310 gsm paper
Edition of 20
Paper size: 44 x 56 cm
Retail price unframed incl. VAT: £320.00
ACBF Price: £270
About the work:
This new work features a hand-built theatre set framing a historical photograph of Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905). The composite was then exposed on to a hand cut arch shaped etching plate, each print is individually inked before going through the press. 
Henry Cyril Paget was an Edwardian peer, known for his love of glittering, lavish costumes and extravagant theatre performances.
Paget converted his inherited family chapel into an ornate, 150 seat theatre, which he named the Gaiety, where he performed plays by Oscar Wilde – a bold move at the time since Wilde had been jailed for 'obscenity'.
He earned the title of the Dancing Marquess after his Butterfly Dancing, where he would perform in a voluminous robe of transparent white silk that would be waved like wings.
10% of profits from this print will go to All Out Charity
All Out campaign and fight for a world where NO ONE has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety, or dignity because of who they are or who they love.
Find out more on their website:
www.allout.org/en

2nd July 2020Comments are off for this post.

Women by Women at The Royal Over Sea’s League

‘Women by Women’ by the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) and Liberty Gallery welcomes the work of Marcelina Amelia, Rosie Emerson, Delphine Lebourgeois and Maria Rivans to Over-Seas house. ROSL occupies space in both Clubland and the Art World, two places that have historically had problematic relationships with women and inclusion, ‘Women by Women’ is inspired by the foresight of ROSL to welcome women as equal members of the club since its inception, while also supporting the arts in all its forms. ROSL is once again working with Liberty Gallery, an organisation that champions early career artists. The four artists involved capture women in their work and the exhibition highlights their different approaches and themes.

‘Women by Women’ explores a historic subject, captured in a modern way by contemporary artists.

View catalogue

View virtual tour

10th March 2020Comments are off for this post.

Spring events:

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, Smithson Gallery Stand B2 11-15th March

London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy London, Smithson Gallery 1-3rd May

Women by Women, Liberty Gallery, Royal Over Seas's League

Private View Thursday 18 June,
exhibition open until Sunday 6 September.

Marcelina Amelia, Rosie Emerson, Delphine Lebourgeois and Maria Rivans

Open Daily, 10am – 6pm, staffed Mon – Fri, free to enter.

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR

13th August 2019Comments are off for this post.

Forthcoming events:

New York Affordable Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery, 26th-29th September
Society of Women Artists, Mall Gallery, London 24th-29th September
The Art Car Boot Fair Margate Edition 28th September
Royal West of England Academy 167th Open , Bristol, 29th Sept-1st Dec
Battersea Afforadable Art Fair, Turner Barnes Gallery, London 17th-20th October
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 7th-10th November

7th June 2019Comments are off for this post.

Art Car Boot Fair

I am delighted to be selling my wares in person this summers Art Car boot Fair in Londons' Kings Cross on Sunday 23rd June 1-6pm. I highly recommend buying an advance ticket for this as the queues can get long for this event. There will be a host of hot new releases from some very collectable artists as well as music, food and drinks, LOVE is this fairs theme and its a good atmosphere guaranteed so I hope you can join me and other brilliant Smithson Gallery artists and check out some of my new Photoplymer Etchings which will be available at specially discounted 1 Day only prices!

Cubitt Square, Stable Street, KingsCross, London N1C 4BT.

Sunday 23rd June 1-6pm.

Juno Calypso . Geraldine Swayne . Jessica Voorsanger . Polly Morgan . Kristjana S Williams . Marcus Harvey . Bob & Roberta Smith . Mat Collishaw . Pam Hogg . Mr Bingo . Patrick Hughes . Ben Eine . Kate Knight . Carrie Reichardt . Amelia Troubridge . True Rocks . Laura New . Sara Pope . Camille Phoenix . Susie Hamilton . Colin Self . Pure Evil . Andrew Weatherall . James Birch . Charming Baker . Trolley Books & TJ Boulting . Cob Gallery & Help Refugees . Ian Dawson. Turps Painters . Jake Clark . David Batchelor . Dion Kitson . Christian Furr . Rennaissance Selfies . Keira Rathbone Typewriter Artist . L-13 . Sadie Hennessey . Paul Sakoilsky . Wilfred Wood . Tony Beaver . Holly Allan . Ruth Fox . Jess Albarn . James Joyce . Cate Halpin and the Outside World . The Misfortune Teller . Meanmail . Wilma Johnson . Schoony . Art Night with Christine Sun Kim . Phil Colbert . Charlotte Colbert . Ron & Nick Carter . Marty Thornton . Alice Herrick & Rachel Megawhat . Jennifer Binnie . Christine Binnie . Paul Davis . Scarlett Bowman . Natasha Mason BOW WOW WOW .Dion Kitson . Tinsel Edwards & Twinkle Troughton . Atom Gallery . Bridgeman Editions with Nigel Waymouth, Holly Frean and Imogen Forte . Elli Popp . Morel Books . Flying Leaps . Lady Muck . Sean Worrall . Emma Harvey . Quiet British Accent . Julie Maddison . Misha Milovanovich . Jane Howard . Tracey Neuls . Atom Gallery . Richard Clegg. Keeler Tornero . Alteria Art with Neal Fox . Jealous Gallery with Charming Baker & The Miaz Brothers . Moniker Projects . Art on a Postcard with Anita Klein . The Beauty Papers . Bumble & Earwig . Joseph Gibson . Smithson Gallery with Frea Buckler, Charlotte Farmer, Rosie Emerson, Helen Jones, Sarah Duncan, Andrew Millar, Clare Halifax, Ben Slow and Gillian Garnica . Abigail Fallis . Beatrice Brown . Cedric Christie . OOF

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