6th May, 2014
Our new Spring Selection exhibition is now on display in the gallery and available to view online on the following link http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=47 This will be an ever-changing mix of some of our favourite artists. What you see online is just a selection available and new works will be added every few days, so keep a look out at the web site and in the gallery.
We have wonderful new works from the likes of Andrea Hunter, Paul Robinson, William Plumptre and Chris Rigby. We say a welcome return to Peter Quinn (with works from London and Europe to add to his Cumbrian paintings) and we bring new talent in the form of Joe Morris, Ceri Allen and the fabulous pottery of Tim Lake. Also making an entry to the gallery is Donald Wilkinson, who is a Cumbrian artist with a truly national reputation. We're thrilled to bring Donald into the gallery, and we're sure many of you will already know of his talent and reputation; if not, take a look and have a read of his biography at the bottom of this link http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/paintings-for-sale/donald-wilkinson/
The aforementioned Joe Morris is genuinely worth a look in the flesh. A true innovative talent best describes him. His work with a Moroccan lime plaster, called Tadelakt, is difficult to get over properly through photos. We discovered his work many many miles away a few weeks ago and were astounded.
Adding to works on show is a great harbour painting by Percy Kelly, an equally great and rare work by Bill Peascod and an early 1967 work by Geoffrey Key. Indeed, we're expecting the arrival of a very large and equally very wonderful painting by Bill Peascod in the next week. Keep an eye out, it's just astounding. With more works due in from Kate Bentley and many other artists, it really will be a feast to take us into Summer and to follow on from the success of our Sheila Fell exhibition.
One last piece of information. The OwnArt scheme, offering interest free art purchasing, has now been increased from £2,000 to £2,500, so it's all the easier to afford the odd artistic treat !
Steve and Christine