Category Archives: Oil Paintings

Norwegian Art

Today, we visit a country not truly known as being a centre of the arts. Norwegian art is mostly grouped together with the other Scandinavian countries under the name Nordic Art. For most of Norways artistic history, it has been … Continue reading

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Art walls

After six years of collecting, I have acquired a good number of artworks. This has come to mean that I have run out of wall space to display them. Over time, I have leant towards hanging originals rather than prints. … Continue reading

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Art Vandalized

There is an oil painting, which now hangs on the wall in my spare room, which I bought on a dare for one pound. A section of it had been painted over by someone who thought it would be funny. … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting

We visit an artist known as a ‘painter of fruits’. #RobertKell (1829-1902) was born in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Little is known of his artistic life and I have only seen a couple of landscapes which belie his talent. I picked up … Continue reading

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William Frederick Hulk artist

Today, we look at an artist who was at his best when he painted on a small scale but did paint a number of fine large pieces. #WilliamFrederickHulk (1852-1906) was born in Holland. His father Abraham Hulk and uncle Johannes … Continue reading

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Dean Wolstenholme, the Elder, painter

Because I collect in the manner I do, I find items which are considered valueless. Often times they are damaged and imperfect and in need of love and attention. Such is the case with today’s artwork. I picked up this … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Mane-Katz

An artist who loved more than one country. #EmmanuelMane-Katz was born in the Ukraine. He use to say his real home was Paris (He became a French citizen) but his spiritual home was Israel where he is buried. His Jewish … Continue reading

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Miniatures 1

Although I have a number of small artworks, I, for me, like to reserve the term miniature for works 2″ or smaller. This makes their creation very precise work indeed. We begin with an ormolu box with a ladies portrait … Continue reading

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Creation or Copy

I have been contemplating a question. Which is greater, an artist who creates his own image or one who copies from another? To do this I have been looking at two oil paintings in my collection. So as not to … Continue reading

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James Adley, a true Modernist

You can be forgiven for not recognising today’s artist for until I acquired one of his works, I also had not heard of him. ¬†Great fame did not come to this artist but #JamesAdley (1931- 2015) was respected and admired. … Continue reading

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