Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
A natural colourist, Elsa's abstract imagery, combined with her confident use of colours, create delicious harmonies. Her flower pieces are not simply depictions of flowers but vibrant celebrations of colour and texture. She will take time mixing her palette, sometimes up to two hours. This mixing of colours gives great depth to her paintings, and in the hands of a master, such as Elsa Taylor, the result is intoxicating.
Like many of the best abstract painters, Elsa's work evolved from a traditional base. The Cotswolds, where she lives and paints, with its soft rolling hills and ancient stone villages, has undoubtedly been a strong inspiration, as have the very different landscapes of Cornwall, Scotland and Italy, all of which she visits often.
"Whether you are drawn to landscapes or still life, these are paintings of the heart and mind and of imagination. I would defy anyone standing in front of a painting by Elsa Taylor not to be moved" - Brian Sinfield
Illustrated: Still Life on Green | oil on canvas | 80 x 80 cm
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Simon Garden was born in Middlesex in 1960 and studied Fine Art at Exeter School of Art and Design in 1982 where he obtained a First Class BA(Hons), and in 2002 he was elected as an Academician by the Royal West of England Academy, Exeter College of Art and Design. He has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Royal West of England Academy where he was one of the youngest artists to be nominated. He works entirely in oil on board. Simon is now based in Bristol.
Simon Garden's paintings are products of an extraordinary imagination. Exciting and original, they draw the viewer into a world of dreams, faintly surreal, odd, yet at the same time familiar. His rich earth colours are applied with thick brush strokes, giving a depth of texture on the surface like the furrows in a ploughed field.
“Pure imagination is what drives Simon Garden's fantastic ideas. Mix it with humour and invention stirred with a with a strong element of mystery, rich colour and thick impasto, you create a powerful result. His work is simply unique. There are nods towards artists who have influenced his work, Breughel and Stanley Spencer for example, have a special relevance. Fantastical architecture reaches for the sky, small figures dwarfed by mighty structures resembling conventional buildings, but not quite. Houses balancing on cliff edges, strange gardens and figures balancing precariously on tall ladders in danger of falling off. This is the fascinating world of Simon Garden, and long may it last.” Brian Sinfield
Image illustrated: Harvest | oil on panel | 60 x 60 cm
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To celebrate our country's love of dogs, we will be holding an exhibition titled ‘Man’s Best Friend’, featuring a number of artists the gallery represents in addition to others we admire.
Dogs have long been considered 'Man's Best Friend' due to their willingness to provide their owners with unconditional love, loyalty and companionship down to their very last breath. As many of you will know, we're a very dog friendly gallery and have a welcoming committee of two resident spaniels. Over the years we’ve come to realise how important dogs are to their owners and this inspired us to hold an exhibition in their honour.
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