Afternoon tea in Bath

The Historic city of Bath is best known for the stunning architecture, the Regency Crescents, and for the Roman Baths, Pump Rooms and Spa; recently updated with a well-considered Modernist extension which eloquently enhances the original building.



Bath has always attracted visitors from every corner of the world and it never disappoints. Light sandstone is used as the local building material which lifts and enhances the elegant architecture, taking it’s lead from the early Roman influence.


Andrew Holmes series of Venice paintings compliments and connects this structural history and have been welcomed at the Alexander Gallery over the past few months. These landscapes represent the early work Andrew explored and continues to revisit. His objective is to further develop these classical views in his own hand, to introduce a more contemporary style and to combine this with exploring how they can be interpreted with other subject matters.

Andrew became interested in food images, where he applied this initial, more traditional painting style and is now, possibly best known for his images of cakes.

the last slice -Oil on Canvas - 16 x 20 inches
the last slice -Oil on Canvas – 16 x 20 inches SOLD

The Alexander Gallery have just received five new paintings focusing on this subject.

Bath is a beautiful city with a keen contemporary leaning; the surrounding countryside is quintessentially British and afternoon tea and cakes are synonymous with any visitor experience.

the gift – oil on canvas – 16 x 20 inches SOLD

Many artists are curious to experiment with an idea together with the medium they work with and Andrew is particularly drawn to how paints can be layered to achieve a simple dialogue.

Subjects that attract his attention are all derived from life and can therefore vary considerably, and although frustrating at times he thrives on the challenges these continually provide.


take the cake -oil on canvas – 32 x 40 inches, (SOLD)

The Alexander Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of Andrew Holmes work at the AAF in Bristol in September 2014.

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3 thoughts on “Afternoon tea in Bath”

  1. Love your many works of art! 🙂 One can almost taste the cakes you depicted. Definitely intend to pass by your site again! Will be looking forward to your visits. Many regards! 🙂

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