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The Walker gallery in Liverpool are currently hosting an Alphonse Mucha art exhibition and for the sum of £7 (£5 cons.) you can pop in and have a look around. It also includes a 5 minute video by his great grandaughter actress Tamsin Omond.

However, if you’re expecting to find a treasure trove of Alphonse Mucha original paintings in this art exhibition you will be sorely disappointed as most of what is on display are just prints, large prints maybe, but still prints, not the originals. The four originals included are three rough sketches and a study, hardly a collection worthy of such a great artist as Alphonse Mucha. The Alphonse Mucha exhibition is not massively large and clearly they ran out of prints, let alone originals, since a massive Burns Jones adorns much of the last part of the far wall … and there’s a Mackintosh artbook on the bench for some reason. Oh I see, that’s Art Nouveau as well so let’s throw it in. I was really very surprised to find a major art gallery hosting an exhibition by a famous artist like Alphonse Mucha with so little original work on display. The prints may be old but they are barely antiques by anyone’s standards and one or two have seen better days too.

Clearly it is all about making money nowadays and if we can get the public to pay for looking at a load of art prints why bother trying to get an exhibition of original artwork together? Pleasant enough to look at but ultimately rather disappointing and disillusioning. I think the Walker Gallery should really have done better than this.  In fact, you’d probably be better off spending your money on an art print you can keep forever by looking here.

Captain Scarlet - Destiny

Captain Scarlet - Destiny

Over the years we have heard of all sorts of uses people have made of art prints and posters etc bought from us at Artists UK. Some have used them as a basis for having tattoos done or to spray-design their bikes.  One of our customers has gone a step better and made a model based on the print he bought from us, as you can see above. To find out how this modeller went about it just read on dudes and dudesses …

THE MAKING OF DESTINY

by Peter Miller

I design, build and fly radio controlled models. I have done this for years. Occasionally I develop a sadomasochistic streak and design a model that will stretch my skills and patience a little. More importantly,
it will make those who build from my published plans shudder at the thought of all the extra work and complication.

Over the years I have designed a series of these more complex designs, all named after the Angels from Captain Scarlet and have I just started on the last one, Destiny.  For this model I wanted a very special pilot and when I saw the picture of Destiny on the Artists UK website I knew that I had found it. I spent quite a lot of time working out how to create the bust. My artistic skills do not extend to sculpting it from scratch.

I performed a lobotomy on one commercial pilot figure which provided the basic bonedome. This had the areas cut away for the transparent panels. I then ground away to create a rebate for the panels. Now that was masochistic I can tell you, the head is only just over 1” tall when finished and the rebate is tiny but in the end I got the panels installed.

The other pilot’s head also suffered a lobotomy and then some plastic surgery to make it more like a female face than the original rather expressionless character who looked like an overtired budget airline pilot.  The hair presented more of a problem but we modellers are an ingenious lot so one Wednesday morning saw me touring the toy shops in my local town with a pair of vernier calipers measuring dolls heads. I am used to getting strange looks.

Eventually I found what I wanted in the local pound shop. That was a relief! You wouldn’t believe the prices that they want for some of the dolls of the size I needed?  The young lady in question suffered the indignity of being scalped but the hair worked after a bit of trimming and setting with clear varnish. The the parts were assembled and the assembly was duly painted up including the tiny badge etc.

The final touch was to make a pair of sunglasses out of soldered up 30 amp fuse wire and adding the lenses.
I must admit that after looking at the completed figure I realised that the sunglasses need to have the lenses tinted. Those eyes do not look calm or happy. Maybe someone has told her about my flying.

Moving hosting can be quite a nightmare especially with an art business and masses of images of all our prints and posters not to mention the software behind it all but finally it has all been done and the new slideshow in the sidebar is a fabulous improvement on the static ads we had there before. We hope you like it and if you do, or if you don’t, click the comments and tell us so.

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The extremely talented artist Ed Org is taking part in two exhibitions which feature both originals and prints of his tremendous art.

The first art exhibition is ‘Winter Fairy Tales’ on the 14th Nov to 31st Dec 2015 at Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ.

The second art exhibition is ‘Enchantment’ running from 10th Nov to 10th Jan 2016. This one is at Upfront Gallery, Nr. Hutton-in-the-Forest, Unthank, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TG.

Ed org will also be at a few Craft fairs :


November


5/6/7/8 Crafts for Christmas, NEC, Birmingham.

13/14/15 Christmas Crafts, Knebworth House, Herts, SG1 2AX

19/20/21/22 Living Crafts, Blenheim Palace, Oxon, OX20 1PP

28/29 Medieval Christmas Fayre, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AY

December

10/11/12/13 Chichester Xmas Market, Chichester Town Centre, W. Sussex.


If you are not familiar with the work of this amazing artist just click on the image above.

The World of Woodroffe

Universe 5 by Patrick Woodroffe

Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings
The Moor, Falmouth
Cornwall, TR11 2RT
Telephone: 01326 313863

Free entry Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Fantastical creatures and mythical landscapes await you in the magical world of artist and writer Patrick Woodroffe (1940-2014).  Patrick Woodroffe was internationally known for his unrivalled genius as a draughtsman. His work belongs to a tradition begun by Hieronymous Bosch and continued in the 20th century by the surrealists.  He was a highly disciplined worker, his brushes and pens were laid out neatly like implements at a surgeons table.  This show running from 7th February to 18th April 2015 showcases a selection of Patrick Woodroffe’s paintings, drawings and tomographs.  If you are not yet familiar with the incredible work of Patrick Woodroffe then just click here.