Collections works with art @ plush gallery artists to bring their work to a wider audience, providing paintings, photography, limited edition prints and sculpture for display in hospitals, offices, residential developments, restaurants, hotels and inns. Collections offers a wide choice of subject from iconic photographic motoring images, plant and flower studies through to tapestry, lithograph and etchings and a stunning range of both abstract and contemporary as well as landscape and portrait studies in acrylic, ceramic, gauche, oil, watercolour and mixed media, sculpture and cartoons.
Works are offered on Term contracts and a revolving programme, with a three month minimum rental period.
We provide consultancy and advice on selection, delivery and hanging artwork as well as commissioning permanent works.
All works are available for purchase either by visitors to the venue, or by the venue themselves.
Click on the images above for more information on the work of a small selection of gallery artists and contact Dot Browning to discuss your venue requirements.
Alexander Davidis Alexander Davidis is a documentary film director with a commercial background and passion for capturing motoring images on camera. Now based in New York, he has traveled the world recording major international motoring events such as Classic Le Mans, as well as Club racing events in the UK.
His 6-Part TV-Series, running in Europe under the title GT RACER and in the US and Canada titled CLASSIC RACERS, has been picked up for a "Season II" by Discovery HD in 2008. Current film projects include this year's Le Mans Classic, the Oldtimer Grand Prix at Germany's Nuerburgring, the Masters Festival at Magny Cours, France and the Carerra Panamerican in Mexico. www.alexanderdavidis.com
Rachel Gracey Rachel’s work follows the observational honesty of the landscape tradition, aiming to capture the essence of what she sees.
The apparent simplicity of her lithographs, wonderfully subtle in their interpretation of natural form and colour, belies the clarity of her artistic perception, her capacity to separate out precisely the forms and the nuances she wants to record.
Her work is full of grace and a kind of sensitivity too often overlooked, allowing the image to speak in its own voice.
Trained at Epsom School of Art and Design, then Bristol and a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art and on to Wimbledon School of Art and Design for Master of Arts in Printmaking 1993-94. Postgraduate in Printmaking 1991-93.
Exhibition venues include: Royal West England Academy, Bristol; The Barbican; Royal National Theatre, South Bank; Royal Academy; Royal College of Art; Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA
Images Norman’s Reach lithograph/etching 11.5 x 39 cm £150 Ramsholt Dock lithograph/etching 11.5 x 39 cm £150 Shotley Marshes lithograph/etching 11.5 x 39 cm £150 Winter No 4 etching 77 x 56 cm £350
Carolyne studied at St Martin's School of Art and then the Royal College of Art in London, receiving an MA in sculpture in 1977 and completed a postgraduate diploma in art and psychology at Hertfordshire College of Art. She has taught at various institutions including Maidstone College of Art, Winchester School of Art and Central St. Martin's School of Art. She currently runs art groups in Dorset and for almost twenty years, has been running a therapeutic ceramic/pottery group at London’s Jules Thorn Day hospital. Early work took the form of sculptural installation with cast components made in response to the architecture of particular gallery spaces. Painting became a central part of her practice once she began to work in colour. She continues to make site-specific sculpture, often in conjunction with two-dimensional work. Of her bold use of pigment, Kardia says: "The colours aim to speak of themselves, to be dissociated from their method of application and soar above themselves but equally they are rooted in the materiality of pigment and surface."
Exhibition venues include Max-Planck-Institut, Berlin; Dorchester County Museum; Rope Store Studio Gallery Nailsworth; The Blyth Gallery Manchester; Sherborne School, Dorset; St Pancras Hospital; City Hall London.
Awards Arts Council Award, Moule Trust Fund, South West Arts Exhibition; British Council Travel Award; South West Arts Travel Award
“I have painted all my life and no matter how many paintings I make, the feeling that something new and exciting is about to happen, is always there for me.
Oil paint is such a cerebral and organic medium to work in. Its plasticity and its relationship to time through the varying of drying rates, for me, makes the experience of painting akin to the experience of living. Time passes, things grow and change. I like to build my paintings in layers often using impasto effects in combination with glazes.
This is an approach that I use in varying degrees throughout my still-life work, portraiture and abstracts. The Old Masters never fail to guide us painters and my most abstract works are as thoroughly indebted to them as my more traditional paintings.”
Trained at the North Oxfordshire College of Art & Design, Banbury gaining Foundation in Fine Art Painting. Also studied at Byam Shaw, London, and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Painting from Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham. Taught Art & Design at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, was artist in residence at Wellington College, Berkshire and currently lives and paints in Oxfordshire and teaches Art & Design at the Dragon School, Oxford.
Recent exhibitions Art for Youth, Summer Fields School, Oxford; Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford; art@plush 3; ‘Margins’ Sherborne House, Dorset; The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
As an artist and photographer Emma prefers a traditional approach of using techniques at the camera stage, through lighting and composition, rather than extensive post production computer manipulation. Producing images either in the studio or on location, require a great deal of patience and carefully consideration. Her strong eye for design means that a single stem carefully placed within the frame of the viewfinder can have as much impact as a dozen stunning red roses. The emotion that colours can convey is a key theme - Agave succulents are photographed under soft winter light to emphasis the healing properties of this medicinal plant; an oriental explosion of colour comes from printing a transparency in the negative to produce a fluorescent effect. Born in England but growing up in the States, Greece and the UK, Emma was interested in photography from the age of 10 and has continued to travel with her camera. Following a degree in Communication Media and 5 years training as freelance photographers assistant, she gained valuable experience in many different styles. Now a professional photographer for over 10 years, her commercial client list includes major retail businesses, advertising and design agencies and the publishing media. Marks and Spencer specially commission her to supply stunning graphic and illustrative imagery for their stores and consultancy has included working on the highly successful Garden Photographer of the Year Event at Kew Gardens, London.
Her fine art prints are held in private and corporate collections and she exhibits regularly throughout the UK including The ICA, Richmond Gallery Cork Street London, The Association of Photographers Gallery and The Geffrye Museum.
J Richard Plincke RI
Richard’s approach to painting has evolved over the years and his style has attained a level of expression that evokes freshness of atmosphere, and sometimes the activity and excitement of the scenes of the ideas depicted.
Output is largely in watercolour and mixed media, acrylics, and oil pastels with some works in tapestry and stained glass.
Educated at Stowe, where his interest in the Art School provided a foundation for his future as an artist and the Architectural Association, London. He later studied experimental abstract painting at the Department of Fine Art, Southampton Institute of Education.
Richard was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1984. the National Watercolour Society, USA in 2000 and the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2002. He has appeared in two BBC television programmes, offers lectures and demonstrations and workshops for art societies where members are encouraged to abandon old restraints and let their creativity flow unrestricted.
He exhibits regularly in the RI, Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, selected galleries in the UK and also in Canada, Bermuda and the Channel Islands with several one-man shows.