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Discerning The World of Arts

Michelle Hold’s painting ‘Quietly Blossoming”. See page 3 for more works by Michelle

April 2017


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Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, I hope that you are all well, and that you are enjoying the Spring season. I would like to particularly draw your attention to the fantastic artist Michelle Hold. She is making our cover this month, and I personally love her work called “Quietly Blossoming”. It is currently available for viewing at The Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair. I would encourage you to come and see it in the flesh, as it is truly stunning! Michelle is born in Munich, grew up in Austria. She started studying architecture in Austria, then dropped by chance into modeling which gave her exposure on the international circuit. She lived in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Munich, where she attended various art and textile design classes and subsequently worked as textile designer in Milan where her designs have been used by Krizia, Escada, Ungaro and Bluemarin etc. She has shown in diffrent artfairs, in exhibitions in Usa, China, Europe and her works are in Private collections in Italy, Austria, GreatBritain, Romania, Usa, Germany . She founded a group of artists ArtMoleto, a continously evolving international artproject, together they organise interesting meaningful exhibitions in public institutions in Europe. Please do not hesitate to contact me at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or on 0207 491 9925, if you would like to arrange a private viewing at The Discerner’s Gallery in Mayfair.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert

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E: celine@thediscerner.co.uk W: www.thediscerner.com T: 0207 491 9925

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For private viewings of art work in Mayfair, please contact Celine directly at celine@thediscerner.co.uk

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Michelle Hold Art is my life and passion. My work is based on capturing the essence of feelings, emotions and the invisible, eternal energy that pervades the universe, focusing on beauty and it’s scarcity in current time. I am inspired by nature and new science that meets spirituality. Creating from a place of no time, no space no body. Like an architect I love to construct the images with multiple layering, but at the same time leaving space for surprise, for something unexpected to happen, where my dance like gestures encounter the vibrations of colour.

“Changing Perspective” - £6600 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 150 x 240cm

“We all shine on” - £5400 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 120 x 200cm

T: +393347864141

E: michelle@michellehold.com

W: michellehold.com

For all enquiries, please contact Michelle or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Jill Campbell Jill is based in the North East of England and graduated with a first class degree in fine art in 2014. She bases her work on an ancient mining landscape in County Durham near her home. She uses elements of what she sees and combines these with her imagination to create her bewitching paintings. She is fascinated by this landscape’s strange other-worldly, abstract shapes. Its pools, pathways, mounds, dips and curves are her motifs. She draws and then applies layers of paint, using loose gestural marks until she finds balance and a painterly world emerges which celebrates this landscape.

“Winter 10” - 2017 - £350 Acrylic on canvas 25 x 30cm

“Spring 5” - 2017 - £350 Acrylic on canvas 25 x 30cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Winter 17” - 2017 - £350 Acrylic on canvas 25 x 30cm

T: @jillcampbellart

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“Winter 13” - 2017 - £350 Acrylic on canvas 25 x 30cm

E: jillcampbellart@gmail.com

W: jillcampbell.info

For all enquiries, please contact Jill or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 4919925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Alexander Mihaylovich “Since the late 1980s, Los Angeles artist Alexander Mihaylovich has been creating works that deal with the fragmentation of history and memory. His most recent pieces are three-dimensional mixed media works that allude to the ephemeral nature of our own time. The juxtaposition of modern industrial fragments with painted Arcadian landscapes and classical forms points to the disjointedness of our own past as well as the complexity of understanding history and time. The layering of found materials, such as plastic or metal, obscures our ability to view the painted image and acts as a metaphor for the destruction of cultural heritage and the environment.”

“Mirror” - 2014 - POA Oil on paper, 19th century mirror & frame 94 x 80cm

“Icon” - 2006 - POA Oil on paper, 17th century vellum fragment, mixed media 28 x 18cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Silver of Antiquity” - 2011 - POA Oil on panel, mixed media 40 x 40cm

E: alexander@mihaylovich.com

“Equilibrium” - 2006 - POA Oil on copper - 33 x 33cm

W: mihaylovich.com

For all enquiries, please contact Alexander or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Mark Poprawski “The presence and absence of light is the most fundamental concept behind all my paintings. Although often diffused or obscured, it ultimately prevails; acting as an uplifting counterpoint to the heaviest of skies and darkest of seas. The application and removal of many layers of paint provides depth, until a balanced and coherent image emerges.” Mark studied painting at Norwich School of Art, graduating in 1997. He now lives in St. Ives, Cornwall, painting from his studio there on a full time basis. He exhibits in galleries throughout the south of England and at the Affordable Art Fairs, and his work is held in private collections throughout the world.

“Implication” - £1950 Oil on box canvas 120 x 100cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Closure” - £1950 Oil on box canvas 120 x 100cm

“Protection” - £1650 Oil on box canvas 100 x 100cm

“Resting Place” - £1650 Oil on box canvas 100 x 100cm

E:markpoprawski@hotmail.com

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W: markpoprawski.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Mark or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Dameon Priestly Dameon’s works are often considered as well-crafted, realistic examinations of the modern condition within a historical context. The work subtly engages viewers to contemplate the continuity between past and present creating threads that tie his works together, retelling captivating stories that trace a path through time. Dameon captures his subject’s lives with full emotional tension, portrayed against everyday back-drops where the drama unfolds. He has sold nationally and internationally. Dameon lives and works in Rochester, UK.

“Peaky’s paint sketch #14” - £595 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Peaky’s paint sketch #6” - £595 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed

“Peaky’s paint sketch #13” - £595 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed

“Peaky’s paint sketch #12” - £595 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed

T: 07989711965

E: dameon@dameon.co.uk

W: dameon.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Dameon or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Michael Batey I have lived in Scotland for thirty two years and was born in Cumbria near the Lake District so you can imagine where a lot of the inspiration has come from. I paint mainly in oil in an ethereal manner painting from light to dark, none of my work is of somewhere particular it’s all in my head; I want the viewer to be transported to some place resembling or would like to find. Because I work outdoors every day I am seeing and feeling weather changes and moods especially if its stormy I seem to have the ability to remember the light.

“Daybreak” - £2000 Oil on panel 68 x 55cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“City Reflections” - £3800 Oil on panel 122 x 91cm

T: 01387 371 339

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“Revenant” - £3800 Oil on panel 122 x 92cm

“The Clearing” - £2500 Oil on panel 90 x 73cm

E: michaelbatey09@aol.com

W: michaelbatey.com

For all enquiries, please contact Michael or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Elena Kourenkova Established self-taught Russian-born (1966) artist. Graduated and worked as an Architect in Moscow. Moved to Glasgow in 1996. Articles concerning my work in local and national press, several awards. I focus on peculiarities of everyday events, human foibles and characters, interactions. We busy ourselves with tasks, we look but don’t really see and we listen but don’t really hear. We forget that the most important thing is to be happy and not to be important. My subjects go about their business as if no-one is looking, but sometimes we see one thing but they tell us another. Like many things in life-all is not what it seems. In other words, I try to reflect life as we see it but don’t always notice.

“Charlston” - £ 1390 Oil on canvas 55 x 55cm

“I Who Holds All The Aces” - £1690 Oil on canvas 60 x 60cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Ironing Bored” - £1790 Oil on canvas 68 x 68cm

T: 07957731361

“Prim & Proper” - £1190 Oil on canvas 50 x 50cm

E: artbizarre@hotmail.com

W: elenakourenkova-art.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Elena or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Sophie Abbott I create vivid and atmospheric paintings that all stem from a visual snapshot which I record on my iphone or sketchbook. My inspiration comes from many places; the seaside, outdoor swimming pools, lidos or the landscape on a cliff top walk, It’s not what it is in a practical sense, but the composition, shape and colour that excites me. It’s about finding the beauty and extraordinary in the ordinary, and capturing that in a painting.

“Birdseye Bay” - £1500 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 100cm framed

“Sunny Beach” - £950 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Swimming Pool” - £1500 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 100cm framed

“Harbourside” - £1200 Acrylic on Watercolour paper 76 x 58cm Framed in museum quality glass

E: sophieartist@hotmail.co.uk

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W: sophieabbott.net

For all enquiries, please contact Sophie or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Lou Hamilton Fine Art Lou Hamilton is currently exhibiting her solo show FREEZE FRAME in Soho London; frozen moments of light, mood, abstracted forms of urban, land & seascapes. For details on her exhibition please contact her or Celine. Lou went to Byam Shaw School of Art & did her MA at Chelsea College of Art, graduating from both with distinction. She participates in The Other Art Fair London and regularly sells to collectors worldwide through Saatchi Art online. Lou’s work has been commissioned for site-specific projects, won prizes and been exhibited in both group and one-woman shows.

“Horizon” - £2000 Oil and acrylic 101 x 101cm

“Misty Fields” - £1600 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 92 x 92cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Fields through Sky” - £1600 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 92 x 92cm

“Midnight Blue” - £2000 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 101 x 101cm

E: lou@createlab.co.uk

W: louhamiltonart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Lou or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Caia Matheson Caia Matheson is an Award Winning Contemporary British Painter based in the United Kingdom. Caia Matheson has exhibited alongside Billy Childish Jamie Reid Yohji Yamamoto Sir Paul McCartney Chris Riddell David Lloyd Guy Venables. Caia Matheson is inspired by wabi sabi or the beauty of imperfection. Caia Matheson also produces prints that are individually printed to order and signed by the artist. They are printed on a vellum surface (slightly textured) 100% cotton rag 310gsm archival acid free mould made fine art paper and are Fine Art Trade Guild Approved.

“In The Light” - £5000 - 100H x 100W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

“The Sensual World” - £3800 - 74H x 65W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

“Barcelona” - £5000 - 100H x 100W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

“Transcendental” - £3200 - 64H x 56W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

T: 07961405351

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E: studio@caiamatheson.com

W: caiamatheson.com

For all enquiries, please contact Caia or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Beth Partridge Beth Partridge is an artist whose expansive landscapes and cellular worlds are created in vibrant pools of colour micro worlds within worlds mixed with echoes of structural, archetypal forms. Working mainly in inks, fluid acrylic and glaze mediums, spontaneity and presence are deeply integral to her creative process. Both her past as a dancer , and her present life in the heart of West Sussex, UK, where she is “eternally bathed in green iridescent tonal landscapes,” are the biggest influences on her work. “The crisp smooth paper is for me a stillness bathed in white – a silent pause, like that between inhalation and exhalation. Then I pour the water and the dance begins. Inks merge. I gently nudge and persuade. I can never say what will appear”

“Magma Chambers” - £895 Ink, Acrylic on Fabriano HP 640 gsm paper 72 x 28cm “Liminal II” - £1400 Ink, Acrylic on Fabriano HP 640 gsm paper 71 x 69cm in a circular mount Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Magma VII” - £895 Ink, Acrylic on Fabriano HP 640 gsm paper 77 x 28cm

“Orbis” - £1400 Ink, Acrylic on Fabriano HP 640 gsm paper 62.50 x 61.50cm

T: 07870 272 943

E: bethpartridgeart@gmail.com

W: bethpartridgeart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Beth or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Scott McLachan Scott, born in Scotland and now living in The Netherlands, was first inspired to create fantasy artwork by the likes of Chris Foss, Roger Dean and Frank Frazetta…his childhood painter heroes! Airbrush based sci-fi work was his early passion but this developed into a more general fantasy theme using acrylics and large canvases. More recently he has turned to the challenge of oils. His work always tries to capture a snapshot within the context of an event…the outcome known only to the observer. Scott shows his work at small galleries and venues where the scale of the work can be better appreciated.

“Into The Light” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“Stand-off ” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“State of Exile” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“The Waverley” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

T: +31 611588706

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E: scott@scottmclachlan.com

W: scottmclachlan.com

For all enquiries, please contact Scott or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Emilie Riggs Emilie Riggs’ paintings are inspired by borderlines and contrasts. Her style surfs between figurative and abstract. Her brushstroke plays between thick knife textures and fluid pigment runs. Her subjects reflect on boundaries. In this series of seascapes, Emilie reflects on the horizon, the line where sky and sea touch. She also explores how earth and sea meet. Her paintings focus on colour and texture as the essential means to express the delicate space where two different entities come into contact. She works from photographs she takes of places, which inspire her, such as Cornwall and Greece for this series. Half American, half French, Emilie Riggs moved from Paris to London 3 years ago. Upon arriving, she first studied at the Arts Academy and got a Printing Certificate before finding a studio at Kindred Studios, a large community of artists in Notting Hill. She has regularly shown her work in Parisian galleries and her art is collected worldwide.

“Sandy Reflections 3” - 2017 - £2500 Oil on canvas 101 x 76cm

“Oleron 12” - 2016 - £2700 Oil on canvas 109 x 99cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Coast 1” - 2016 - £1000 Oil on paper 51 x 41cm

T: 07584286193

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“Milia Bay 2” - 2016 - £1000 Oil on paper 51 x 41cm

E: riggsemilie@gmail.com

W: cargocollective.com/emilieriggs

For all enquiries, please contact Emilie or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Dirty Hans and Eye Kandi Art Gallery Dirty Hans is an Artist that specializes in Contemporary Art, Selftaught, born Liverpool England. Living, traveling and painting in Antwerp for 7 years opened his mind to a fresh view point on his Art. He is going from strength to strength with his creative artistic ability, attracting collectors worldwide and within the UK. Having completed exhibitions in Antwerp/brussels/Toronto/Paris/Berlin/Miami/london, Appearances on Tele2 (French Morning TV) with a mention in NY times.com and more. His work can be found in galleries throughout the UK.

“Fairy Tale Fantasy” - Ed of 95 - £475 New Media Art 36” x 24” Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Pop goes New York” - Ed of 60 - £495 New Media Art 36” x 26”

T: 01732 522756 / 07843261345

“Marilyn flight of fantasy” - Ed of 95 - £495 New Media Art 24” x 30”

“Teatime for Heroes” - Ed of 195 - £495 New Media Art 38” x 24”

E: info@eyekandiart.co.uk

W: eyekandiart.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Karen or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Mark Walker Born 1988 in Nottingham, England. Currently lives and works in Berlin​. Studies from 2011-2014 class of Tobias Rehberger at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany. 2007-2010 BA (honours) Painting, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London. Group Exhibitions include INterLandaje, Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2016 - ÜBERMORGENKÜNSTLER, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, 2015 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 A Foundation, Liverpool and ICA, London 2010.

“Malevich” - 2016 - POA Bin bag and print on foil 63 x 54cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“I am sitting alone. (Type A)” - 2015 - POA Mechanical plug in timers, light bulb, plug, extension cord 21 x 19 x 28cm

“Notes towards the Making of the Monster. (Type G)” “There is no one in this city before whom I can weep. 2015 - POA (Type F)” - 2015 - POA Mechanical plug in timers, light bulb, plug, extension cord Mechanical plug in timers, light bulb, plug, extension cord 18 x 8 x 46cm 16 x 24 x 51cm

E: mawalker3@gmail.com

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W: mawalker.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Mark or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Phil Davison Phil Davison works predominantly in cross-stitch, fusing this traditional hand stitching technique with imagery from his visual universe, a mix of street art and pop-culture. Creating unique hand stitched pieces alongside limited edition prints of his work, Davison has exhibited internationally and amassed a loyal following of collectors. He is particularly inspired by image reproduction techniques striving to replicate these in cross-stitch. To accurately render and mimic the original technique that inspired its conception demands a high level of precision, some pieces taking over a year of hand stitching to complete. It is exactly this dedication to precision which drives Davison’s evolution of this craft into the realm of fine art.

“Blurred Skull” - 2014 - Ed 1/1 - £13000 Hand embroidered 14 count canvas Approximately 80.000 hand stitches 77 x 58cm

“CYMK Skull” - 2014 - Ed 3/13 - £1800 Hand embroidered 11 count canvas Approximately 40.000 hand stitches 77 x 55cm

“Always on My Mind” - 2015 - Ed 1/1 - £13000 Hand embroidered 14 count canvas Approximately 1600 hours of hand stitching 84 x 58cm

“Floral Skull Rug” - 2014 - Ed 1/1 - £7750 3 count latch hook canvas hand hooked with 22.000 tufts of 100 % wool 120 x 90cm

T: 07801921252

E: phildavisonart@gmail.com

W: phildavisonart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Phil or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Andy Davey I paint as a form of free expression. I use a range of media; acrylics for their suitability to quick, dynamic “action” painting, oils for their rich depth of colour and beautiful on-canvas mixing effects and watercolours for their luminosity. My abstract paintings mostly come out of half-sleep or meditation, though sometimes they are inspired by natural landscape. I look for a compositional balance between visual “comfort” and chaos. There is for me a point of beauty between the two, though where that balance point lies and whether I ever reach that point will be subjective for each viewer.

“Triangle” - £900 Acrylic on prepared canvas 100 x 65cm

“Blue-Yellow-Brown” - £690 Acrylic on prepared canvas 80 x 60cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Abstract 1108 Green” - £1590 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90cm

T: 07831535982

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“Blue Thicket Meditation” - £490 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 46cm

E: daveycartoons@gmail.com

W: andydaveypaintings.com

For all enquiries, please contact Andy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Lorraine Christie The Artist LORRAINE J CHRISTIE is originally a native of Northern Ireland and now resides in the U.S.A. Though classically trained in London, she is essentially ‘self-taught’ CHRISTIE’S ever evolving style remains highly recognizable - edgy, yet polished, with palette knife and brush, working in unison. Her works are mainly figurative through personal experience or observation of others or their shared experiences. This interesting Artist has had exceptional Global success and brought about numerous sell-out shows and availability of works is now becoming the question. Her paintings in oil are timeless snapshots often portraying our paradoxical nature - Strength can become vulnerability, tinged with matters of the heart. The intriguing titles only add to the allure.

“Champagne Dessert” - £5500 framed Oil 18 x 24inches

“What a Rush” - £5500 framed Oil 18 x 24 inches

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Another Time, perhaps...” - POA Oil 18 x 36inches

“Still...” - POA Oil 36 x 48inches

E: studiolc@bellsouth.net

W:lorrainechristie.com

For all enquiries, please contact Lorraine or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Amy Olds American by birth, Amy Olds has been living and working in Britain since 1988. She gained her Masters in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. She has exhibited her work, both as a solo artist and in group shows, widely throughout the UK, as well as undertaking commissions here and abroad. Three of her paintings have recently been acquired for the permanent collection of the charity, Paintings in Hospitals.

“Phoenix” - £1200 Oil and acrylic on canvas 67 diameter

“Semaphore” - £950 Oil and acrylic on canvas 100 diameter

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Pop” - £1100 Oil and acrylic on canvas 60 x 120cm

T: 07713 561628

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“Seaspray” - £1100 Oil and acrylic on canvas 60 x 120cm

E: amyolds@gmail.com

W: amyolds.com

For all enquiries, please contact Amy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Ashley Hanson Acclaimed colourist and prizewinning artist Ashley Hanson’s paintings are inspired by his travels, the harbour towns of Cornwall and in his recent ‘City of Glass’ series by American fiction, ‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster. His intensely-coloured oils inhabit the space between abstraction and figuration, with their distinctive signature of multi-viewpoints and imagery side by side. Ashley has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art Competition and The Discerning Eye. He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

“Charlestown 7” - £1300 Oil on canvas 46 x 36cm

“Penzance 12” - £1400 Oil on canvas 59 x 42cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Porthleven 27 (Hinge)” - £3200 Oil on canvas 180 x 60cm

T: 07534 043845

“City of Glass 34 (Watch that man)” £2300 Oil on canvas 120 x 100cm

E:info@ashleyhanson.co.uk

“City of Glass 21 (Nowhere)” £2500 Oil on canvas 140 x 100cm

W: ashleyhanson.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Ashley or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Sarah Jane Brown Sarah Jane lives on the coast of Pembrokeshire where her environment, and early maritime career, have instilled a deep affinity with the sea. She studied painting at the West Wales School of the Arts, gaining a 1st class honours degree and her artistic career has since gained steady momentum and recognition. She has exhibited widely in the UK including several solo shows in Cardiff and prestigious exhibitions in London, such as the ‘Cork Street Open’ in Mayfair and with the ‘Royal Society of Marine Artists’ at the Mall Galleries. Her work is now collected internationally.

“Out on a Limb” - 2016 - £1000 Oil On Canvas 50 x 50cm

“Messages” - 2016 - £2500 Oil On Canvas 80 x 80cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Rooted Flight” - 2015 - £4500 Oil On Canvas 100 x 127cm

T: 07874 219942

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“Tender tempest” - 2015 - £2000 Oil On Canvas 61 x 91cm

E: artist@sjbart.com

W: sjbart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Sarah Jane or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Thomas Strumpel I was born in a place along the Rhine River and then some 20 years later, I studied art in Cologne, a hub for art and artists in Germany at that time. I began with drawings but now my focus is on painting. I work with very diluted watercolours, which I apply multiple layers, until depth is reached in the picture. It creates a subtle colour play. The texture of the canvas is evident and becomes part of the painting. I now live in Zurich, Switzerland and in 2015 Elten & Elten Gallery presented my work for which I enjoyed the exposure.

“Playground” - 2009 - £7500 Gouache on rough linen 120 x 160cm

“Three Sisters” - 2011 - £8000 Gouache on rough linen 160 x 180cm

“A Spanish Afternoon” - 2012 - £5800 Gouache on rough linen 110 x 160cm

T: +41 786832655

E: struempel@bluewin.ch

“The Chemical Oven” - 2009 - £8000 Gouache on rough linen 120 x 180cm

W: thomas-struempel.net

For all enquiries, please contact Thomas or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 0207 491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Simon Kirk Artist Since beginning his career in 2007, works by Simon Kirk have proved a great investment and are increasingly sought after by art collectors, notably in America, Dubai and Continental Europe. He exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He is a resident artist with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery and his work is regularly exhibited as part of their collections for the New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London Affordable Art Fairs. He has had solo exhibitions in France, Denmark and the USA.

Simon Kirk exhibited in Grand Union Station, California in February 2017, as part of Art Below Los Angeles Simon Kirk will be exhibiting with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, alongside Joe Webb, The Connor Brothers and Andrew Millar

Simon Kirk is exhibiting in Restaurant LĂŠonie in Biarritz France in conjunction with online France based Gallery Artcliko, as part of their public art projects

E: simon@simonkirkartist.gallery

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Work by Simon Kirk is now exhibited in the Tess Ainley Gallery, Holt Norfolk

W: simonkirkartist.gallery

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Elizabeth is delighted to learn Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 27 No. 2 at the London Piano Institute in Mayfair

Discover the art of playing the piano The piano has long been viewed as a refined pastime, often referred to as a ‘polite accomplishment in years gone by’. Today, the art of playing the piano is still held in high esteem as more and more adults are discovering the joys and benefits. The London Piano Institute offers discerning adults piano instruction in one of London’s most prestigious residences. Master pianist, Celine Gaurier-Joubert, is one of the UK’s most eminent instructors and offers students unrivalled tuition using techniques and skills she has learnt from studying and performing across Europe. The London Piano Institute offers bespoke classes based on individual’s needs and caters for beginners through to advanced levels. The school offers a range of styles to suit from Classical to Blues and from Jazz to Pop. Piano instruction is provided in an elegant, tranquil setting where students can share their passion for this beautiful instrument with some of the world’s most distinguished tutors. You can select between the City of London or Mayfair and learn how to play with outstanding instructors who specialise in adult piano education. We will be delighted to help you learn and master the piano! Book your first piano consultation now at: www.londonpianoinstitute.co.uk/first-piano-consultation or email: Stefan at enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk ~ 020 7127 0717

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The Discerner Art Publication - April 2017  
The Discerner Art Publication - April 2017  

Discover the works of wonderful contemporary artists such as Michelle Hold, Jill Campbell, Alexander Mihaylovich, Mark Poprawski, Dameon Pri...