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**Books and Magazines

**Books and Magazines

A collection of graphic art, design and illustration publications from my own personal collection that I am moving on to make way for new things.

 

For further details please get in touch. 


Anna Marrow prints and originals at Gas Gallery London

Anna Marrow Originals - Paintings and drawings

Anna Marrow Mini Moonlight and Magic

Anna Marrow Prints

Boo Compton - coming soon

Boo Compton - coming soon

 

Coming soon : a collaboration with the exceptional and popular British abstract painter Boo Compton. 

Boo's work will be showing for the first time at the October edition of the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London. More about Boo and her work will be coming to the website soon. 

 

Carrie Jean Goldsmith - coming soon

Carrie Jean Goldsmith - coming soon

 

 

Showing at the forthcoming Affordable Art Fair Battersea will be Carrie Jean Goldsmith who uses various media to create both abstract and loosely representational artwork with colour, gesture and tonal gradation key elements to her work. 

Goldsmith endeavours to create imagery that is both compelling and ambiguous, always with a glimmer of light. She is influenced by her surroundings and her own physical and contemplative state. Goldsmith’s work attempts to capture the essence of her subject, seeking the balance between expressionism and informed thought.   

 

Christine Wilkinson abstract photography

Christine Wilkinson - Abstract Photography

Christine Wilkinson’s work blurs the boundaries between photography and painting. Light becomes form. Form without substance, existing only as an instance of colour and light.

It begins with a photograph or a fragment of a photograph - car headlights maybe or sunlight streaming through a window. It’s a starting point, a process, reducing the image simply to random pixels to be used as raw material.  Then it’s about finding the subject matter through the process, evoking a sensation rather than pinning down an image.

Christine quotes Vaughan Oliver "One thing leads to another, and during the process you’ll stumble upon something that just happens, and that in a way gives you the feeling of what you were looking for in the beginning."

Based in central London and with a background in video and filmmaking Christine Wilkinson experiments with film and digital cameras, scanners, photocopiers, digital darkroom software ... and occasionally a pencil ... to create form out of light.

Working with photographic negatives and digital pixels she creates something in between photography and painting with highly colourful results.
We are thrilled to be showing Christine Wilkinson’s work as a new collection of Artist Proofs, printing on both paper and wood. 

Please do get in touch with any queries about the work and commissions.   

Available to buy using Art Money

Continuous Cities

Continuous Cities

Continuous Cities’ is the moniker for the ongoing collaboration between artists Katy Binks & Mark McClure - who create unique serigraphs inspired by the relationship between art and the built environment.

 The works they create as ‘Continuous Cities’ are each one off pieces that capture the spontaneous, expressive energy of Katy’s experiments, and the bold, hard-edged, graphic aesthetic that drives Mark’s work. They both draw their inspiration from their London surroundings - taking cues and motifs from the built environment and blending them with a structured, architectural aesthetic.

Katy studied graphic arts before going onto to do an MA in printmaking whilst Mark’s background in visual design informed his developing arts practice. This graphic aesthetic is the foundation underpinning both their approaches to printmaking - with both exploring relationships between colour, shape and proportion. Mark’s considered use of composition and negative space complements, and is challenged by, Katy’s bolder, looser approach to colour and mark making.

They have both exhibited in the UK and abroad - and have worked extensively with organisations and brands to bring their art into the public realm.

Jessica Ford Abstract Paintings

Guest Artist : Jessica Ford - Abstract Paintings

Jane Fredericks : Abstracts

Jane Fredericks : Abstracts

Jo Bradford - Abstract Photographer

Jo Bradford - Abstract Photographer

Jo de Pear - Printmaker

Jo de Pear - Printmaker

Jo de Pear is a British Printmaker whose recent work has focused on the flora and fauna of the island of Antigua where she spends several months of the year living and working. Her work has explored the process of cyanotype, using the strong sunshine as her enlarger to create striking one-off works. 

Due to the pandemic, Jo was grounded in London for a year, where she took the time to develop her cyanotype works into other creative print processes. This has included etching, screenprinting and woodblock printing. 

We are very pleased to feature here a collection of Artist Proofs from a new collection of prints . These have been hand printed by Jo in London. 


** Please note : these have been photographed in both natural and artificial light - due to the nature of the ink which has a slightly reflective quality to it - the colours are not exact. 

All works are sold unframed - for framing options please do get in touch. 

 

Kate Banazi at Gas Gallery London

Kate Banazi

Kate Banazi Art Prints at Gas Gallery London

 

To view available works by Kate Banazi please get in touch to request a PDF of original and limited editions.

 For further information on the Artist please contact Gina Cross

 Available to buy using Art Money

Marcus Aitken - Abstract Painter

Marcus Aitken - Abstract Painter

I'm pleased to have Marcus Aitken join as a guest artist for the Affordable Art Fair show in Battersea, London in March 2022. 

Marcus Aitken  is a contemporary artist living and working in South London. Known for his gestural paintings, Marcus uses a combination of layering, distressing and blending to present a multifaceted surface to his work. His background in design has developed his artistic style creating cutting-edge abstract works. 

He has shown in exhibitions internationally and has collectors around the globe. His work has been featured by various publications including Schön! Magazine, Art Plugged, Saatchi Online, Soft Punk Magazine,

9/10 Magazine, Trebuchet Magazine, Condé Nast, and Culture Trip.
He was also named as one of Saatchi Art’s top 20 emerging artists
to watch in 2020. 

​Marcus says  “For me, it’s all about the physicality of painting and connecting with my materials, tools and surfaces in different ways. I am interested in repurposing materials and recreating new narratives from old objects. I paint to capture precious moments and movements - I suppose there is an element of performance when I work as the output is very raw, impulsive and intuitive”. 

Marcus regularly exhibits his work and has commissioned works for commercial spaces and individual collectors.


Marie Lenclos Paintings

Marie Lenclos Paintings

Marie Lenclos' urban landscape paintings are observational works of London street scenes close to her home in South London. Her recent work has also explored abstraction, focusing on light and shapes that surround us. 

As a professional film maker, Lenclos's artistic eye is drawn to creating scenes from a 'moment of seeing' when preparing to paint and she works from reference photographs which she describes as  'A moment when lines, light, colours and shapes all fall into a particular order that suddenly makes sense to me'

We are pleased to present a series of paintings that are oil on linen. 

Marleen Pennings Abstract Paintings

Marleen Pennings Abstract Paintings

Michael Burles

Michael Burles

Michael Burles Paintings

London based painter Michael Burles whose dramatic landscapes are a study in colour, light and form.

Influenced by the landscape of Africa where he grew up as a child and travelled there in the 1990’s, and also by the hills and coastline of Wales having visited the country many times during his life. Visits and time spent in Sussex, Suffolk and his home of London have also provided great landscapes or cityscapes to work from, and although his main focus is on building atmosphere and a sense of the character of a place , topography does play a part in the way that it evolves as well. 

Michael's work is essentially a fusion of observational drawing and painting, memory and imagination. He says "I often start by making small drawings or paintings in situ which I then work from in my studio… they then take on a life of their own as my imagination brings in new colour and texture. I usually build up layers on the surface of the canvas or board, which I then work back into, wiping, scraping and sanding the paint away before adding more on…this can take weeks to complete ,or it can go on for years …I usually have several paintings on the go in my studio at any one time for precisely this reason..  The image constantly evolves until I feel the balance is there. I love the way that the accidental can work alongside the intentional in art, and I will often lay an underpainting on a surface with the intention of covering it with another layer later on, and with the hope that part of it will  come through in the final image, to add mystery and character to the final work."

 

Natalie Ryde- Abstract Drawings and Prints

Natalie Ryde- Abstract Drawings and Prints

Natalie Ryde is a Scottish artist based in North London working predominantly in drawing and painting.  She is also an artist printmaker creating variable state and short-run silk-screen editions.  After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005 with a first class BA(Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery, Natalie soon realised that fine art was her calling and embarked upon a series of residencies, notably as Artist in Residence at Kensington Palace in 2011/12.  Since then her career has seen her undertake projects and commissions at many high profile museums, heritage sites and galleries.  

Natalie’s studio at Artist Hive in Tottenham is packed full of works on paper, sketchbooks, mixed-media models, found natural objects and huge, new paintings on canvas.  Her work explores and imagines the patterns of nature from the invisibly tiny, through the observable world to the inconceivably enormous.  Natalie says about her work, “My subject matter stretches out under the forest floor and swells in the oceans, it hides in the dark and quivers in the depths of space.  It echoes off my window panes and its colour seeps in through the gap in the curtains.  It is both within me and flows through me. The lattice patterns I draw speak of an arrhythmia in the metronomy of the universal heartbeat that makes me aware of its tick-tock pattern.”

Note: These drawings and prints are best seen in person - to arrange a viewing please contact Gina Cross +44 (0) 7950 415422 

 

Available to buy using Art Money

Plan Chest Stock Clearance

Plan Chest Stock Clearance

Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann

Gina Cross  

Ptolemy Mann has been creating work from her studio since 1997 creating architectural and chromatic wall based artworks for private, public and corporate clients using her signature hand dyed and woven technique. She has worked as a commercial textile designer producing a range of furnishing fabrics, cushions, bed linen and throws with various brands and retailers.  In 2005 Ptolemy launched an architectural colour consulting service. A modern-day Bauhaus philosophy of product and art making combined with intelligent colour theory underpins all of her work both creative and commercial.

Throughout her long career, Ptolemy has been exploring the relationship between colour and white thread and this process she is now translating to working on paper. 

The aim is to capture the same immediacy and energy generated in the dye lab as intuitive, colour saturated paintings looking at the relationship between transparency and opacity. Inevitably the language of warp and weft penetrates this work too: bands of vertical and horizontal colour intersect whilst suspended above floating colourfields. 

Ptolemy says 'For a long time I've been interested in two specific things: accidental colour and unconscious colour. It transpires that these two ideas; when filtered through the act of painting, reveal a surprising vivacity and capture a dynamic colourful moment. Over the last three years I have been generating these new works whenever (and wherever) I can, using the act of painting as a personal meditative process. These paintings are about how I feel within a certain place at a specific moment. In complete contrast to the exquisite slowness of the woven artworks these paintings are punches of spontaneous, emotional colour.'

We are pleased to present a collection of original works on paper. For framing information and advice please contact us. 

 

** All works are not available to view online - please contact me to receive a PDF of all available works. 

Contact Gina Cross here

 

Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan

Joining Gas Gallery is Artist and Printmaker Sarah Duncan. 

Sarah has created an extraordinary body of limited edition prints following a stay at the Kitt Peak observatory in the USA. Kitt Peak is home to the largest collection of telescopes in the world. Located 7000 ft elevation above Arizona’s Sonoran Desert in the Tohono O’Odham reserve, Kitt Peak houses 25 optical and 2 radio telescopes. It is a working observatory where astronomers sleep during the day and work at night.

For the past 2 years Sarah has been experimenting with different print techniques to develop her extensive visual research which has resulted in a wonderful collection of limited edition prints. 

All of Sarah's prints are hand printed using traditional printing methods including etching, lithography and screeprinting and are available in small editions. To view work, please contact us

‘’I spent the nights photographing and drawing the stars, galaxies, nebulas and planets. I find the process of drawing and painting the stars is mesmerizing and meditative. The images expand and stars are born – much like in the universe. My series of prints have been inspired by my time spent at Kitt Peak and hope to explore the delicate equilibrium that we live in.’

Studio Cross - Abstract Artist

Studio Cross - Abstract Artist

Studio Cross is London based multi-media artist Gina Cross. It was in 2021 that the artist decided to devote herself to her passion for painting, photography and collage and to develop artistic work she had started 20 years previously while studying printed textiles. Having spent 20+ years as a curator and designer, she now focuses on creating her own work.

Gina approaches her art in a spontaneous way, firstly exploring the mediums and colour compositions and playing with shapes sometimes derived from photographs and sketches - and at other times they are intuitive. She works with paint, paper, leather, wood and copper. The results are both works on board, metal, canvas and paper alongside some exploratory digital collage works which are derived from her obsession with pattern and light which she photographs regularly. 

Gina’s work is currently examining the sense of place in urban environments, the details that we may miss while we travel around our magical cities full of shapes, shadows, colours and connections. Her recent works are concerned with journeys and moments found while travelling.  She describes her current work as trying to ‘join the dots.’