Thursday, 11 July 2019

A new opportunity at 'Marvellous Art Gallery' July 2019

New gallery opens in Leicester's Belvoir Street, the 'Marvellous Art Gallery' which will now be showcasing my work!  Owner Marvin Daika wants to bring exhibitions and events to the gallery.  He is currently showing the work of famous artist Paul Wright with a large oil painting of the late LCFC chairman, Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in the window and his son Aiyawatt which hangs inside.  Marvin wanted to open his own gallery, but thought it would be impossible.  "I used to run a shipping company but got tired of it," he says.
Offering something 'fresh and different' he's showcasing the work of local artists in a unit transformed into a creative space.  Come look inside or visit the website by clicking on the following link:
Here are my latest two New York oil paintings showcasing at 'Marvellous.'

New York Empire State
Oil on linen
30.5cm x 30.5cm (12in x12in)

New York Times Square
Oil on linen
30.5cm x 30.5cm (12in x12in)

The Cank Street Gallery closes in June 2019

I have been deeply saddened to hear the news of the closure of The Cank Street Gallery, 'the largest independent art gallery in Leicester.' Owner Dayle Flude and her team gave myself and many local artists the opportunity to exhibit our work, offering support and advice and giving us credibility to be in her gallery.  We all became part of a 'family', which I'll surely miss.
I don't think the Leicester art community will ever recapture that sort of atmosphere again and it's very sad walking past that area of town.  Just as the Leicester Mercury describes it, "it's hard to imagine now the art landscape of Leicester without them" and "Leicester will be a visually poorer place without this gallery."
A huge thanks to Dayle and her team for their tireless work and efforts to support us creatives!

One of my last paintings sold at Cank Street of The Globe, Leicester to art collector Steve Brewin.