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New Art Exhibition Mayfair & Press View


54 The Gallery Shepperd Market Mayfair London W1, 8thto 14thJuly 2024




PRESS VIEW:  Tuesday 9thJuly 6 - 8pm

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A painting of a kitchen sink and potted plantDescription automatically generatedMike Skinner ASGFA NBAC has brought together over 30 artists for this inaugural showcase. He is a Radical British Landscapes/Still Life's/Abstract Painter, with works hanging in the Royal Academy in 2016 and 2019.  Mike is a council member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art/The Drawing Society and a professional member of The New Bath Arts Club. He is currently showing works at Sixteen Gallery Montpellier Street Cheltenham. He also has work shortlisted for the Hampstead Art Society People's Choice Award 2024. The Hampstead group are also showing in Mayfair in the same period as Mike's show in July at 8 Dukes Street St James's SW1. Mike is also in The New English Art Club annual show at London's Mall Galleries St James's SW1 in June. @art.urbanwall 

RIGHT:  Mike Skinner kitchen sink, Hampstead art society people's choice award 2024




Other featured artists include:

A feathered circle with a picture of a personDescription automatically generatedEmma McGuire- Participating ArtistBorn in 1977, Emma McGuire has lived and worked between London and New York. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2005, and has exhibited extensively solo and group shows including ; Georges Bergès Gallery NYC, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire Giorgio Bratto Showroom, Milan, Italy, Sotheby's NYC, Warrior, Blackhall Studios, London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition a few times including this year 2024.McGuire is presently working as part of a women's art collective, WWRW, collaborating on a project to be shown initially as part of Vienna Art week then as a group show at The Art House Jersey, for international women's day 2025.McGuire examines her subjects through both a contemporary and classical conceptualisation of the human form. Working in a variety of media, including lithographs, photography, sculpture and film, her practice is wrought with a visceral dynamism, influenced by the work of Francis Bacon and Robert Mapplethorpe. McGuire's artistic inquiry is concerned with the grey areas of human nature: imperfections, vulnerabilities andcontradictions. IG @emmadmcguire

ABOVE LEFT:Emma McGuire Cally Female Warrior Army- Sheild Maiden


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Gary Cook RI SGFA. Garry is a British landscape painter and he is also a committee member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art and a member of The Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists. He is represented by several galleries in London and the home counties.  IG @cookthepainter

RIGHT: Gary Cook - Avenue of Ancients


Curtis Holder SGFA. Winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year 2020. Since winning the competition, Curtis has been artist in residence at The National Theatre. He has work on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. He exhibits in numerous art shows both public and commercial. He is currently artist in residence at Leeds Art Gallery. Curtis is also a member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art. IG @curtisartist

LEFT: Curtis Holder - Dame Judy Dench





A painting of a rocky beachDescription automatically generatedHelen Brabbs Born in Yorkshire, Helen's early days were spent in her home city of Kingston upon Hull. Art has always been a feature of her life, from formal study, to drawing and painting classes, to establishing her own studio in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Water based painting is her favourite medium, working in both watercolour and acrylic.

She particularly enjoys landscape painting and loves the outdoors. Helen is inspired by the light, colours and textures of diverse landscapes - from hills and mountains to dramatic seascapes and skies to buildings within the landscape and colourful gardens.

As a frequent traveller she has found inspiration in lands near and far, as well as more locally in the Cotswolds. A wide range of patrons have commissioned works over the years, from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Helen works from her studio and in addition to specific commissions has exhibited at various venues including The Belfry Golf Club, Baunton Manor, Ampney Park, Art House Open Studios, the Jersey Galleries at Osterley Park, a pop up show in Tetbury and with the Fosseway

ABOVE RIGHT: Helen Brabbs - Calle Deia Majorca



A large building with columns and people walking in the street with Royal Exchange, London in the backgroundDescription automatically generatedTom Hughes. Tom is a Bristol based Plein Air painter in oils working principally on urban and rural subjects in London and Bristol. Tom's work has been selected for many National art exhibitions including four selections for The Lynne Painter Stainers Prize, three showings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and two solo shows at Panter & Hall in London's West End. He has won multiple awards including prizes from The Discerning Eye and the coveted Critics Prize from the New English Art Club.  IG @tomhughespainting



A painting of a buildingDescription automatically generatedCamilla Dowse. Born in Berkshire, England, and is currently based in the Cotswolds. Working mainly in acrylic on gesso panels her impressionistic urban landscapes explore the beauty of the built environment. Camilla studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art and for a number of years worked as a picture editor for many of the major publishers. Her work has been selected for exhibition by the Bath Art Society, the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, and the Society of Women Artists. In 2014 she was named Artist of the Year by Artists & Illustrators Magazine; she was awarded the Chairman's Prize at the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition in 2017 and 2018 and was presented with the Neil Meacher RI Award by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2018. She's been a member of the Oxford Art Society since 2022.Camilla has work in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition  IG @camilladowse_art



A piece of art on a piece of fabricDescription automatically generatedRaina Goran. She studied Illustration at Wimbledon School of Art. After graduating I had a career in the Greeting card industry working as an art editor followed by creative director for greeting cards at Athena International .Riana is a curator and founder of the London Painters and Sculptors Group.She has been working as a full time artist since 2013 working from her home studio in Hertfordshire and is an active member of Studio Fridays. She has exhibited regularly and sell through private collectors and galleries. In the past few years my collage paintings have been regularly selected for prestigious Open group shows including, RI, RWS, NEAC, SWA, Jackson's Prize and Linden Hall Studio. In 2022, I was awarded the David Gluck Memorial Prize 2022 from the Royal Watercolour Society.  IG @rainagoran_art

LEFT: Raina Goran Regent Street


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Jo Welch, The Cotswold PR Company

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RIGHT:  Mike Skinner The Blue Chairs Framed