20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

New work plus Sheila Fell and Carel Weight

5th August, 2017

Cromwell to Victoria by Marie Scott Cromwell to Victoria by Marie Scott
Aspatria Under Snow by Sheila Fell RA Aspatria Under Snow by Sheila Fell RA
Fear by Carel Weight RA Fear by Carel Weight RA

It's been a busy last few days in the gallery, now back from our summer hols. In addition to selling works by Rebecca Swainston, Alistair Tucker and Louis Appleby, we have new work from Marie Scott (including an astounding large oil titled Cromwell to Victoria, click on the image and there's also one showing it on-wall, such impact!). The majority of the new work may be seen HERE

We also have two important works from the twentieth century just in. Firstly, Aspatria Under Snow, by the late Sheila Fell (RA). From her second ever solo show at Beaux Arts, London in 1958, it combines the rural with the industrial (see pit-head and terraced housing to the fell-tops). It is also illustrated in A Passion for Paint by Cate Haste. See it HERE

Also just in is Fear, by the late Carel Weight (RA), reputedly the last painting produced at his Chelsea studio in 1981. Carel was a highly influential name in the last half of the twentieth century and was the painting tutor to a young David Hockney at the Royal College of Art. It may be seen HEREAs you can see, it depicts a ghostly figure in pursuit of a woman; a narrative often revistied by Carel during his career. 

Alistair Tucker also delivered several new to the gallery works this week, with one selling before we had chance to take a decent photograph; the full list may be seen HERE We especially like the etching Judas Iscariot Hangs Himself; a little niche maybe, but we find it really rather intriguing. 

Finally, we're just a few short weeks away from our major exhibition of previously unseen works by the late Norman Cornish MBE. This is a collection of works curated from the studio of Norman in association with his family; a catalogue will be produced and should be requested if interested. It will, of course, be fully illustrated on the website, as usual. We're also in the latter stages of producing a film depicting the work of Norman in the context of a chronicler of a world almost now gone; watch this space.

All for now,
Steve and Christine