Contemporary art or 'contemporary' is a very imprecise label if it means anything other than that the artist is alive. In truth many develop and continue long established traditions of painting whilst others innovate almost entirely. It is a deeply exciting genre.
From cave paintings on, our fascination with the natural world reached a painterly zenith with Dutch still life painting in the 17th century. Sometimes macabre, romantic or haunting overtones continue with modern proponents.
The first half of the twentieth century saw a golden age of lithographic poster production with a confluence of factors including paper quality, printing processes, artistic talent and commercial imperative.
The sixteen hundreds saw an explosion of cartography with British and Dutch map makers competing ferociously for a burgeoning market. From this competition came a golden age of map making. Though of incredible age a number remain in excellent decorative condition.
“Our aim is that the process of acquiring art be as pleasurable as possible for our clients.”
“My wife Sybilla and I run our gallery in order to supply our clients with the very finest paintings. Whether Modern British, French Impressionist, Contemporary or a lavish seventeenth century portrait, regardless, we buy as if for ourselves but in the knowledge that the paintings we acquire will ultimately cause our clients immense pleasure. ”