Treescapes – an artist’s secret love

Artist David Rolt led a double life. For a living he painted portraits of celebrities. But his secret love was conducted outdoors, painting trees. English elms, Irish oaks, gnarled olive trees in Italy and rangy pines in the south of France, he painted their portraits wherever he found them. For Rolt trees could express as...[Read more]

Rediscovering Stan Smith – a major new exhibition

Following last year’s sell-out exhibition of Stan Smith's watercolours at the Chelsea Arts Club we are pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring his oil paintings at Hilton Fine Art’s gallery in Bath. The show includes several major works that have recently come to light, including a life-size figure study that dominated the Royal Academy...[Read more]

Differently British – our new exhibition at Burgh House

The exhibition focuses on Nicolas Granger-Taylor, a reclusive artist living in London today. Painting exclusively from life, spending weeks, sometimes months, on a single work, using sable brushes, working in oils, on fine linen canvas, his paintings have been called “cabinet pictures”, intimate pieces after hours of intense observation. The exhibition features finely detailed nude figures...[Read more]

Mature, fresh, spooky, subversive

An exhibition of affordable art by two very distinctive women artists runs at Burgh House in Hampstead from Thursday January 15th to February 1st. Judy Wheaton's bold, large format line drawings in charcoal and pastel celebrate the female figure from a fresh, female perspective. Agnes Hay’s “wire drawings”, captured photographically from tiny mobile sculptures, are...[Read more]

Nymphs & Gorilla – our pre-Christmas show

The show in our private gallery in Chiswick continues until Christmas. If you would like to come please call Robert or Harry on 020-8995-1884 or email to [email protected]

More mystery portraits identified

The sitters for two more of the "mystery portraits" by artist David Rolt that were stored away and forgotten for over 25 years have now been identified. Both are of well known British figures from the 1940s and post-war years. One is of the writer and diplomat Harold Nicolson, now best known for his open...[Read more]

Visit our pop-up gallery in Chelsea

For the next few weeks until May 24th 2015 we are showing a selection of our finest artists' works in a super new gallery  between South Kensington and the King's Road in Chelsea. Works on show include oils, watercolours and limited edition prints by John Bellany; brand new works by Dominic Hills; stunning oils and...[Read more]

Stan Smith exhibition at Chelsea Arts Club sells out on first night

The first exhibition of work by Stan Smith since he died in 2001 sold out completely during the private view hosted by Chelsea Arts Club in March. In response to the keen interest in Smith's work, more works - all nude figure studies - had to be brought in for the second week of the...[Read more]

Name the mystery sitter and win £20!

Many of David Rolt's portraits were of high fliers in the arts and high society during the 1940s, '50s and '60s. From his personal collection we have identified portraits of the actress Valerie Hobson, the Duchess of Westminster, and Xandra Walter, sister of Dracula icon, Sir Christopher Lee. But, there are some sitters we haven't been...[Read more]

‘Upskirt’ – Stan Smith limited editions

This saucy little item featured in the celebratory exhibition of Stan Smith’s watercolours at the Chelsea Arts Club, the first show of Stan’s work since he passed away in 2001. The exhibition sold out on its first night and Upskirt was just one of the works that could have been sold several times over.  So...[Read more]