Smart Art Galleries

South Yorkshire's Leading International Fine Art Specialists, Representing Contemporary International Artists including: Rolf Harris, Doug Hyde, Fabian Perez, Anna Razumovskaya, Henderson Cisz, Bruno Tinucci, Kerry Darlington, Mike Jackson, Ruby Keller, George Somerville, Ben Payne, Rebecca Lardner,Sherree Valentine Daines, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, Paul James, A. J. Callan and Rozanne Bell.

Exhibiting a collection of notable local artists:
Lizzy Jackson, Jasper Prachek, Kate Jackson, Matt Wood, John Paul Cooke, Dennis Middleton, Trevor Neal, Lynne Wilkinson, David Renshaw, Nigel Cooke, and Stuart Dunn. and highly collectable and desirable artists: Sir Peter Blake, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight, Bruce Mclean, Alexander Millar, Jack Vettriano, and L. S. Lowry.

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5 October 2010

Rolf Harris: A Life in Art Continues

This monumental exhibition has been created to celebrate Rolf Harris's unique contribution to the world of art over half a century, in this his 80th birthday year. It incorporates an exceptional array of collectable limited editions, lithographs, sculptures and a new retrospective art book, all of which demonstrate the versatility, technical skill and creative energy of Britain’s most enduringly popular and best-loved artist.
‘A Life in Art’ represents a wonderful opportunity for collectors old and new to acquire a very special piece of art from this important landmark collection.

Smart Art Galleries is the exclusive vendor for South Yorkshire, the exhibition will be on until the 31st of October.

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"Road to Paradise Valley"

I illustrated the side of a grand piano for DeMontfort Fine Art, with a long complex scene partly made up from my head, partly inspired by photos of country scenes from Northern New South Wales. These photographs showed a very green landscape, but I had in mind a parches, dry scene mainly composed of reds and oranges. When I had finished it, I really loved it so much that I immediately coated a long canvas with orange paint so I could have the pleasure again of painting a similar scene, but in a more right-angled oblong shape. As I eventually got around to working on it, the excitement of painting the scene on the piano was long months away, but as soon as I started, the thrill was there again. I hadn't realised that the piano was much longer than my canvas, and so couldn't duplicate the piano work of art. It was of necessity, shorter, but I think, exactly as much fun to paint. I don't think it would have worked as well had I made all the paddocks green instead of orangey-red.

Canvas Edition of 195 - Framed

canvas size: 49"x19"


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