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ORICALCUM Traditional Swedish Linseed Oil Paint

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Ardbeg Green & Restoration White

The Russian House – Cambridge No 7

Tatton Park – Victorian glasshouses

NOW IS THE TIME… to be planning ahead for your exterior paint project – windows, doors, fencing, summer houses, out buildings, garden furniture etc.

This is natural linseed oil & pigment – it can be applied to any surface – timber, masonry & metal. Once painted wood won’t rot, iron won’t rust and plaster won’t crumble. It protects from weather and wind and the ravages of time. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection. Chatsworth use their highest quality Cobalt blue for all their exterior estate work. This blue will not break down and will still look just as blue in decades from now. Along with its excellent coverage, It is non-toxic, safe around children and animals.

All our staff at The Art Shop have been trained to advise you on everything from preparation, application, coverage and maintenance.

Here are just a few of the projects Oricalcum have advised on and supplied paint.

In Abergavenny their Linseed Oil Paint has already been used successfully on several renovations and exteriors – The George (opposite the Angel Hotel, Cross Street), the Angel Hotel courtyard and Castle Lodge and the former Grasshopper Pub (opposite the Post Office).

To find out more and to see colour charts, come and visit us at The Art Shop

 

 

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Window installation of silk worm cocoons, origami moths & the exo-skeltons of cicadas…

img_8225img_8221middle-room-1puppets-1front-room-passport-1middle-room-4Our newly opened exhibition ‘Carapace’ at The Art Shop is a fascinating insight into the imagination of artist, Philippa Robbins. Populated with corvids, “the dark stars of the bird world,” puppets, and relics of infancy recalling the delights and fears of childhood.

Philippa’s show includes paintings, drawings, a cast of puppets with their own hand painted passport photos and small installations…. continues until 11th March.

 

 

 

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Paintings, works on paper and original signed limited edition lino and wood block prints, all for sale, and some unseen works.

‘Throughout March the beautiful Art Shop & Chapel in Abergavenny shows wild and wonderful paintings by the late William Brown – the Scottish-Canadian artist who worked in Wales until his untimely death in 2008 aged 54. Brown was a force of nature and his work lives on, as vigorous as ever.’ Peter Wakelin (Galleries magazine)

Click here to visit the exhibition page

 

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Rah Rivers  Love Letter Tree mosaic

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Alexis Snell  A little poison  lino block print on glass

‘Artist in the Garden’, our late summer show is now open.

Blooms, blossoms and garlands galore…

Highlights include… exquisite mosaics by Rah Rivers, that run parallel to her paintings of birds, angels, flowers and trees; humorous, one-of-a-kind lino block prints on vintage glass by Alexis Snell; George Rowlett’s delicious oil paintings of flowers from his garden and new collections of ceramics by James Burnett Stuart and Winchcombe Pottery to name a few…

Our ceramic collections continue at the Chapel, Market Street, just a few minutes walk.

 

George Rowlett Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue, Walmer

George Rowlett  Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue  oil on board

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‘Thy cage will be made of some glitter and gold’  oil on linen

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‘Sloeblack, slow, black’ mixed media on canvas & hand painted textiles

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‘Theia’ oil on canvas & handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen cushion

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‘Marching band’ oil on Canvas

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‘Blanket’ oil on canvas & handmade textiles

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Handmade cushions – hand painted, embroidered with silk & wool on painters linen

It is almost the last week of Cornelia O’Donovan’s wonderful exhibition ‘Telling Stories’ showing upstairs at The Art Shop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see her stunning large canvases and handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen textiles. We have cards, wrapping and posters to buy by Cornelia too. The exhibition continues downstairs at the Chapel on Market Street, with her large linen wall hanging.

For purchase of all artwork including original pieces of jewellery and ceramics, we offer Collectorplan from The Arts Council of Wales. This interest free credit scheme allows the buyer to purchase artwork by simply paying a deposit (min 10%) and spreading the remaining payment over 10-12 months. For more information click here

 

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Our new exhibition Magical Thinking is now open and runs until 26th October.

It is such a pleasure to be showing this first solo show by Philippa Robbins, a new, emerging talent. Paintings, drawings, Mexican tin nichos, Russian dolls, maquettes… this really is a whole cast of supporting works.

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Marceline – acrylic on board in tin nicho

Marceline (see image left) is a beautiful Devon Rex kitten, just a few months old, belonging to Philippa’s daughter. She became something of a celebrity at the private view, quietly sitting upstairs away from the bussle but happily welcoming visitors, so affectionate.

See below for more images of the gallery and works…

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Cupboard of acrylics in Mexican frames

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Las Meninas – Russian Doll

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Kumar Saraff. Mountain oil on canvas lighter 1

Kumar SaraffMountain – oil on canvas 91 x 122cm

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Kumar SaraffMountains Studies – watercolours 13 x 17cm

Come and see a roomful of glorious local landscapes by Kumar Saraff. Kumar studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won several awards and prizes, including the David Murray travel scholarship for landscape painting and a silver medal for excellence in painting.

You can also see new displays by some of our regular artists. Stunning new handmade, hand stitched jewellery by Amanda Caines, watercolours by Steve Brockett and slip-decorated earthenware by Dylan Bowen.

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