Cold Landscapes at Hot Auction

There was a huge online Northern Art sale on this week and the main attraction was 40 oils by Jack Simcock. Oh, the temptation to put a bid in was so great. But, I held off given that my car needs a service! Still, what a sale it was, and there were around a dozen … Continue reading Cold Landscapes at Hot Auction

Theodore Major – Snow at Wigan

Snow at Wigan, Theodore Major Sometimes, your day just begins with such an explosion of joy that the remaining hours have absolutely no chance of competing! Today is such a day. Clark Art in Hale, Cheshire posted a little video of a painting they have recently acquired by the amazing and, frankly, bonkers, Theodore Major. … Continue reading Theodore Major – Snow at Wigan

A Northern Adventure

Saturday saw me on a 200 mile round trip up north to take in two small, but perfectly formed exhibitions. One, at Huddersfield Art Gallery by Mandy Payne, gets its official opening this Saturday, so I won't spoil the surprise but if brutal photorealism is your thing, Mandy is your go-to girl! My first … Continue reading A Northern Adventure

February Highlights

For one week of this month, I shall mainly be alternating North and South to go to: The Government Art Collection LS Lowry and Theodore Major: Two Lancashire Painters (What's not to love there!!! Plus, I get to swoon over a rediscovered Christopher Nevinson painting!) Truth and Memory: British Art of the First … Continue reading February Highlights

Theodore Major

A visit to Clark Art introduced me to the adorably cantankerous  Wigan artist, Theodore Major,  and it was where I fell in love with this: The painting was simply breath taking.  The man himself was quite a character as you can see from this clip of a TV documentary: His work has an incredible … Continue reading Theodore Major