Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Perfect presents for Christmas

Why not come down to Blott Studios and check out our new limited edition range of 'Vintage Blackpool' mugs and other gifts.


Friday, 3 August 2012

Anarchy in Blackpool

Swedish punks visiting the annual 'Rebellion Festival' in Blackpool stumble across Corrine Streetly's 'Rebellion' exhibition at HMV

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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Art inspired by the upcoming 'Punk Festival', Blackpool

In line with the 'Blackpool Punk festival' Corrine Streetly is exhibiting her stunning artwork at the HMV store in Blackpool town centre.

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From left to right: ‘London Girls’, ‘Peaches I’, ‘Peaches II ‘ and ‘Idle Billy’.
All oil on canvas

'Punkadelic' and 'Anarchy' merchandise stand

Punkadelics and Anarchy series paintings
 by Corrine Streetly.

Coinciding with the ultimate social event in the punk calendar, the Rebellion Festival, during August 2012, paintings by artist Corrine Streetly are on display here at Blackpool’s HMV store. 

“As a figurative artist, my work is rooted in the extended tradition of narrative painting. These two series paintings of Punks & Rockabilly’s were directly influenced by the die -hard visitors to the Rebellion Festival, staged annually for the past 15 years in Backpool’s beautiful Victorian deco Winter Gardens complex. The festival has become an intrinsic part of Blackpool’s culture, running for four consecutive days during the month of August.  The first series, alternatively titled Rebellion or Anarchy, portray visitors outside the festival in the nearby streets between 2008 to 2010, punks huddled together in groups against the elements or strolling in pairs.

The second series paintings Punkadelics, displayed here, are larger, more detailed ‘finished’ works using the more traditional media of oil on canvas.  During each festival I’ve soaked up the colours, sights & sounds in the Winter Gardens complex, watching the crowds of national and international die hard Punk supporters. There is a real energy, an exciting buzz of expectancy in the air at Rebellion, due to many people converging together in one small space, dressed to impress.”

From left to right: ‘London Girls’, ‘Peaches I’, ‘Peaches II ‘ and ‘Idle Billy’.
All oil on canvas

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Painting of the week 'Jug's and Oranges', by Elizabeth Ward

'Jug's and Oranges' Still Life.  Acrylic on Canvas, 61x61cm, £95. By Elizabeth Ward

Thursday, 7 June 2012

'Coastal Muse' solo exhibition by Susan Godsiff. 9th June 2012

Paul C├ęzanne said, “ Painting from nature is not copying the object: it is realizing one’s sensations.”
'Coastal Muse' Blott gallery shot

This series of paintings were inspired by many hours absorbing the sensations of the air, wind and nature on coastal walks.

I find that when painting in nature I interpret the reality around me. While painting a scene, I must constantly adjust to changes caused by the variation in light and wind to realize my sensations. While painting, I often have the benefit of hearing and seeing things in nature that often are overlooked such as the movement of clouds, and the way the wind influences the surface of water.

The small drawings are studies of barnacle encrusted shells thrown up after stormy weather. Through close observation they take on new shapes which can be interpreted by the viewer from their own sense of perspective and experience.

Susan Godsiff
June 2012

'Avien', Conte pencil

'Dreams of Summer', Acrylic on canvas

'Granny's Bay', Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Getting ready for the Private View...

 Laura havenhand's friend Chris Howe helping out - proving that at least he isn't Domestically Challenged!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Domestically Challenged solo exhibition by Laura Havenhand 5th May 2012

Opening on Saturday 5th May, is Havenhand's new solo exhibition at Blott Artists Studios, King Street, Blackpool. The exhibition shows new original works from Havenhand's 'Domestically Challenged' series and works from the 'Delicately Sanctimonious' series.

Laura Havenhand, 'Load up your Laundry' oil wax on canvas
Laura Havenhand, 'Tickle my Fancy' oil wax on canvas
Laura Havenhand, 'Adonis' oil wax on canvas

Laura Havenhand, 'Washed up' oil wax on canvas

Laura Havenhand, 'Finger Licking Good' oil wax on canvas

Laura Havenhand

Painting of the week

David Butterworth 'Miss Blackpool', oil on canvas, 83 cm x 143 cm framed. £950
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jeannine Holloway’s solo exhibition ‘Meditations’

Jeannine Holloway’s solo exhibition ‘Meditations’ commences at blott gallery from the 9th April until the 21st April 2012, open daily from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Jeannine Holloway’s work  is strongly influenced by aesthetics and aesthetic values.  As a figurative painter, the figures in her paintings are situated in a 'none-space' which emanates a sense of silence and stillness. The soft colours pulsate into and out of the white backgrounds, producing underlying concerns regarding the delicate and fragile nature of the human body.

Jeannine Holloway, 'Relax', brusho ink on canvas

Jeannine Holloway, 'Stretch', brusho ink on canvas

Jeannine Holloway, 'Meditations' gallery shot

Friday, 6 April 2012

Gift wrapped fine art ceramic & china mugs with chocolate Easter eggs

Ideal Easter gifts for art lovers.  Limited edition fine art ceramic or china mugs available over the Easter period at blott studios.