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New Beryl Cook exhibition

Much loved artist Beryl Cook has a new exhibition in Radlett , Herfordshire this month. There have not been many exhibitions of her work since her untimely death in 2008.The Beryl Cook exhibition, held annually at the McNeil Gallery, in Watling Street, contains much of the artist’s older prints and “very rare editions”.
Famous for her depictions of large women out on the town, Beryl Cook’s work is sold all over the world.
Gallery Owner Beverly McNeil said: “Victoria Wood is to word as Beryl is to image.”
The exhibition runs from January 15-21, opening times are 10.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

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Exhibition of Robert Adam’s landscape fantasies

Robert Adam is one of the 18th century’s most innovative architects. In his later years Adam spent much of his time producing landscape studies drawn by Adam not for exhibition or for patrons but for relaxation during his leisure hours. These personal sketches feature magnificent castles perched on high rocks, winding roads and towering waterfalls.

The buildings and topography often take as their reference points the landscape and architecture of Adam’s native Scotland, but are mostly entirely imagined. The overall sense of these carefully composed picturesque landscapes is one of “great spirit, beauty and effect”.

This exhibition will include more than 30 landscape watercolour and pen drawings by Robert Adam and by his sketching partners Paul Sandby and John Clerk of Eldin. The exhibition is at the National Gallery of Scotland from the 25th April

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Vettriano , Art , and prints only

Another day , another interview.

Vettriano has once again expressed his opinions on a range of issues including his favourite subject – sex . He says “I paint what moves me – sexiness” He also admits to making mistakes with licensing his images and wants to stick to selling prints and posters rather than umbrellas.He has published a new book featuring his three exquisitely furnished homes, in Kirkcaldy, London and Nice; his painting techniques; his continuing obsession with women of a certain type.
He was asked if he loved his country. “I love Scotland’s landscape,” he’d replied. “But some of the people in that landscape have made it intolerable to me.”