A new series of cherry paintings by Andrew Holmes together with tarte au fraise completed earlier in the year helped to set this years festive scene.
In the busy rush up to Christmas, the window at the Frivoli Gallery, located in the popular Devonshire Terrace area of Chiswick, West London – mentioned in earlier posts – was decorated with a seasonal theme of rich reds, golds and burgundy hues. We were very happy to supply a selection of Andrew’s still life paintings to help create this years theme.
The cherry subjects were drawn from a variety of compositions, and include studies on both canvas and paper – framed behind glass. As a small body of works, these paintings provide an opportunity to create partner pieces and to explore more individual studies within the collection as a whole.
Tarte au fraise set a vibrant coloured focal point which certainly drew the eye.
To see Andrew’s work displayed in a gallery window is always a huge complement and we understand that the paintings have been well received.
A couple of weeks before the festive break we delivered a selection of Andrew Holmes’s still life works to the Fairfax Gallery in Royal Tunbridge Wells, a spa town dating back to Roman times.
The gallery is located in the Pantiles – an elegant colonnaded walkway situated in the centre of the town and where the spa can be found. These flagstone and cobbled streets offer an abundance of coffee shops, designer outlets, a champagne bar and a wonderfully equipped kitchen shop. And so it felt very fitting for some of the larger studies of cakes and pastries to be exhibiting there.
This area was made popular in the 17th century when it became a fashionable destination as a drinking spa. The practice of taking the waters for health reasons grew in popularity amongst the nobility during the reign of Elizabeth I and continues to attract a great many visitors to this day.
Based in a beautiful period building the Fairfax Gallery exhibits a range of contemporary artworks and the interesting architecture adds to and complements the modern pieces. In particular, the exhibition space is well designed with a bright and open layout providing ample room to view all the artworks.
Andrew’s painting ‘a rose is a rose is a doughnut’ is both a large piece and an unusual subject and we are very happy to see this work making a debut with the gallery.
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Andrew Holmes cake paintings have been well-received in Bath, a beautiful, historic city with an abundance of tea shops and varied eateries. He painted Aphrodite and Adonis and I am a donut earlier in the year and they are making their debut in a location which feels very appropriate.
The owner of the Alexander Gallery recently forwarded a photograph of a few of Andrew’s works which he’d placed in the window of the gallery, providing an eye-catching and welcoming winter display.
A selection of the girls in white dress series is exhibiting alongside the cakes over the winter season as well. We are thrilled to see how well the artworks complement each other in this elegant setting.
These studies exemplify Andrew’s interest in how a contemporary approach to traditional style combines with the context of how we perceive and appreciate aesthetics.
The gallery in Bath is in an excellent location, central for visitors to enjoy the wonderful architecture Bath offers and browse the shops, together with such a rich and abundant choice of good places to eat.
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A selection of Andrew Holmes still life paintings of cakes are currently showing with The Aubergine Gallery in Wimbledon.
Andrew’s cake and food paintings have always been a subject for which he is well known.
Whilst he continues to explore the figurative pieces, he regularly revisits the vocabulary of still life. This provides Andrew some objectivity; a different viewpoint which, in turn, then helps him to examine his interpretation of detail and how his style has been influenced as he progresses.
The works now showing with Aubergine are a selection of the more traditional approach together with his newer, more abstract pieces.
The Aubergine Gallery lists a number of interesting artists’ work, covering paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolours, alongside works in glass.
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For the next couple of weeks Andrew Holmes is showing a small group of cake paintings in Marylebone, Central London.
‘Still, Not Static’ includes sculptures by Andrew Lacey, Johannes Von Stumm and Vanessa Pooley, paintings by Peter Kelly, Terence Clarke and Serena Rowe, to name a few. Tony de Wolf’s detailed work is a development of his studies in the techniques of the Flemish Masters and his paintings have hung beside Andrew’s work in other still life exhibitions.
Andrew is delighted to have been invited to take part in this show.
Thompson’s Gallery was established in 1982 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk by John and Sue Thompson. In 1991 they expanded with an additional gallery in the West End situated on New Cavendish Street between Marylebone High Street and the renowned medical destination of Harley Street.
The ‘Still, Not Static’ exhibition will continue until the end of January 2016