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Discerning The World of Arts

Christophe Demaitre - “Cross Over”

September 2017


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Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, I hope that you are well, and that you have enjoyed the summer season. I have myself spent a few weeks in Switzerland, where I have had a wonderful time! I am thrilled to introduce some new artists this month, and I believe that you appreciate their extraordinary works as much as I do! I am pleased to have “Cross Over” on the cover this month, as Christophe Demaitre is a wonderful artist, whom you might already have discovered in our previous issues. This amazing work is currently available to view by appointment at The Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair, and I would greatly encourage you to come and see it in person. Please contact me at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or on 020 7491 9925, if you are interested in viewing it. I am also extremely excited by The Discerner’s next soiree, which is taking place at Stefano Ricci’s store at the corner of Mount Street, and South Audley Street, on Thursday 12th of October. If you wish to join us on that occasion, please contact me before the 30th of September, and I will be delighted to add your name to our discerning guest list!

Celine Gaurier-Joubert

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E: celine@thediscerner.co.uk W: www.thediscerner.com T: 020 7491 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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Christophe Demaitre In question of the artistic direction assumed by Christophe Demaitre, one faces a dilemma. The paradox of photographic imagery derived from a near nomadic lifestyle and whose content appears near centrically oriented to the urban experience and consequent alienation of humanity, and that of a process orientation wherein the artist shatters formalistic boundaries and discards pre-deliberation amidst the chaos of creation. His attention to material and adaptation imbue the oeuvre with a Neo-Dadaist spirit & serve to engage the viewer as he confronts facile dichotomies and roles attributed to documentary and lyrical, poetical photography.

“Cross Over” - £1900 Photo emulsion on canvas 90 x 75cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Gobi Dessert” - £4500 Photo emulsion on canvas retouched 170 x 130cm

“En Attendant” - £2500 Photo emulsion on aluminium 120 x 80cm “Underground” - £2500 Photo emulsion on canvas retouched 120 x 80cm

E: studio-demaitre@mail.com

W: cdemaitre.wordpress.com

For all enquiries, please contact Christophe or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Helen Jones Helen’s painting has become like her own visual diary, a response to the beauty of the landscape, the elements and moods to which we consciously and subconsciously respond. The smaller canvas allows a snap-shot of energy for a given moment - the essence of the landscape and the day itself. Helen turns feelings into paintings. Changing skies and reflective seas surge with a captive energy creating a drama that warrants a ‘still’. Her paintings are as intuitive as they are contemplative. Her way of working is collective and not dissimilar to literally being with one’s sketchbook. A memoir of the day and place.

“Cliff, Dorset” - £395 Oil and hammerite on Canvas 185 x 185mm in a 30mm deep gesso tray style frame

“Sunrays at Sea, Cornwall” - £895 Oil on canvas framed in a gesso layered frame 385 x 285 in a 30mm deep tray style frame

“Cornwall - gold!” - £395 Oil and hammerite on Canvas 185 x 185mm in a 30mm deep gesso tray style frame

“ Light on Sea, Cornwall” - £795 Oil and Hammerite on Canvas 335 x 233 mm in a 30mm deep gesso coated tray frame

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

T: 07872 342814

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E: helen@helenjonesart.co.uk

W: helenjonesart.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Helen or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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John Lendis I was born in the UK and have travelled restlessly . I lived in Afghanistan before the Russian War and lived and worked in Bali which heavily influenced my work. I later moved to Sydney Australia and then to Tasmania where I undertook a BA and MA (my masters thesis ‘Saint Sebastian and the Wounded Forest’). I returned to England in 2009 and am currently living and working in The Cotswolds. Since 2000 there have been over 30 solo exhibitions in Australia, NZ and UK. The work exists in the space between the physical environment which I experience and the emotional landscape that the subjects invoke and inhabit.

“Fox Pass Two” - £3200 Oil on canvas 70 x 80cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“The Studio” - £4800 Oil on canvas 100 x 120cm

“Psyche ” - £4800 Oil on canvas 90 x 190cm

T: 07470211190

E: johnlendis@me.com

W: johnlendis.com

For all enquiries, please contact John or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Joe Morris Joe Morris is an artist based in Cornwall. His chosen medium is tadelakt, an ancient Moroccan form of polished lime plaster. Joe creates the beautiful polished surface, adding various pigments to the plaster to achieve an array of colours, and then carves simple, elegant abstract markings into the finished surface. The effect is a beguiling and unique style which captures the beauty of the material and conveys something of the elemental forces of nature.

“Into the void” - £1800 Tadelakt lime plaster 82 x 82cm

“Transition” - £1800 Tadelakt lime plaster 82 x 82cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Totally wired” - £2500 Tadelakt lime plaster 80 x 120cm

T: 07971485624

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“ Thirteen lines” - £2500 Tadelakt lime plaster 80 x 120cm

E: joemorrisart@hotmail.com

W: joemorrisart.info

For all enquiries, please contact Joe or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Victoria Kiff Victoria’s paintings are rich in texture and have many complex layers. ‘I paint mainly portraits with textured application of oil paint, various mediums and dry colour pigments. The figures are a poetic seascape. They form a set of oppositions that search for a hidden narrative, through colour, line and instinct.’ Whilst the paintings are influenced by her surrounding’s in the coastal Old Town of Hastings, they can also be traced in memory and the expression of the psyche. Victoria qualified in BA fine art at Central St Martins School in London, she has exhibited widely in London and sold internationally.

“Romney Marsh” - £2100 Oil on linen 70 x 85cm

“Porphyria Masque of Queens” - £1050 Oil and pastel on board 49 x 54cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“The Phantom Ship” - £950 Oil on paper 51 x 64cm

T: 07869146417

“In Twilight” - £850 Oil on paper 45 x 53cm

E: victoria.e.kiff@gmail.com

W: victoriakiff.net

For all enquiries, please contact Victoria or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Richard Whadcock “Richard Whadcock is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, specialising in atmospheric landscape paintings. His contemporary paintings explore the South Downs and East Sussex coast. Continually trying to capture its ever changing dramatic atmosphere from silent stillness to squally days. The South Downs are only a starting point as the paintings themselves eventually take over and follow their own path creating a unique surface landscape which can transport you back to your own memories of places visited. Richard studied fine art painting and printmaking at Bristol Polytechnic and then went on to complete his Masters at the Royal College of Art in 1989-91. He has recently established Chartwell Road Studios in Lancing on the South Coast. His most recent residency was at Cill Rialaig, kerry in 2014.”

“Cerulean Lake” - £17500 Oil on canvas 120 x 100cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Untamed Past” - £14000 Oil on canvas 90 x 90cm

T: 07957724517

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E: rwhadcock7@gmail.com

W: richardwhadcock.com

For all enquiries, please contact Richard or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Barry Andrews Painting is a means to express how one feels about the world one sees, to help others see the world as a better place that they are able to enjoy and understand it better. The subject in all my work are the ‘lost places’ found along the banks of the River Thames marshes. I graduated from the University of East London in 2010 having studied fine art painting, which was the ultimate experience in a change of career brought about by frustration and the negativity of commercial life. I have painted every day since graduating and have had success in showing my work, being represented by The John Russell Gallery, Ipswich and by Artbridge in London.

“Way beyond the edge” - 2017 - £2850 Oil on canvas 66 x 66cm framed

“Wind hover” - 2017 - £3250 Oil on canvas 96 x 96cm framed

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Pack up the moon” - 2017 - £2850 Oil on canvas 66 x 66cm framed

T: 07795 105078

“Dismantle the sun” - 2017 - £3250 Oil on canvas 96 x 96cm framed

E: andrewsbarry4@btinternet.com

W: barryandrews.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Barry or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Enzo Marra Enzo Marra’s creative practise is concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the art world. The use of texture is of great importance as he feels that it gives the dragging away and building up of pigment a necessary dominance in the created image. These works having allowed him to be selected for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012 and 2016. He has also recently been a prizewinner in the Creekside Open 2017, selected by Jordan Baseman.

“Rembrandt Study 1” -£1750 Oil on panel 14” x 11”

“Rembrandt Study 2” -£1750 Oil on panel 14” x 11”

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Performance 1 (China)” - £1750 Oil on panel 11” x 14”

T: 07891575341

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“Performance 2 (China)” - £1750 Oil on panel 11” x 14”

E: enzomarra1975@gmail.com

W: axisweb.org/p/enzomarra/

For all enquiries, please contact Enzo or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Melanie Wright Melanie lives in the Cotswolds, where her deep affinity with horses and the landscape inform and inspire her paintings. She is well known for her equestrian sporting images in the fields of Racing, Eventing, Dressage and Polo. Melanie trained as a portrait painter at Heatherleys School of Fine Art in London and carries both her formal portrait painting skills and her endless fascination with depicting movement, spirit and the atmosphere of place, into her artwork. Working in oils, watercolour and drawn media, Melanie’s paintings have been exhibited in London and Oxfordshire and feature in private collections in the USA, Europe and Scandinavia.

“At the Start” - £4500 Oil on board 57 x 78cm

“Downhill Chase” - £1800 Pastel, charcoal and watercolour on board 53 x 78cm

T: 01608 643546

E: melaniewrightstudio@googlemail.com

W: melaniewrightartist.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Melanie or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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 halfsleep 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 105 x 75cm framed

“Blue-Yellow-Brown” - £790 Acrylic on prepared canvas 80 x 60cm unframed

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Blue thicket meditation” - £560 Acrylic on prepared canvas board 61 x 46cm framed

T: 07831535982

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“White light, blue” - £600 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50cm framed

E: daveycartoons@gmail.com

W: andydaveypaintings.com

For all enquiries, please contact Andy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 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 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Simon Kirk Artist Works by Simon Kirk have proved a great investment and are increasingly sought after by art collectors, notably in America, Dubai and Continental Europe. Works will be available to purchase at the inaugural Roy’s People Art Fair 14-17 September, The Other Art Fair 5-8 October and The Affordable Art Fair Battersea 19-22 October. He will be exhibiting in Regent’s Park Tube Station throughout October as part of the Art Below exhibition.

“Turn” - POA Acrylic and Pencil 6.5 x 9cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Blow Up” - POA Acrylic and Image Transfer 50 x 50cm

“Everyman” - POA Collage, Acrylic and Pencil 18.5 x 26.5cm

“Water” - POA Collage, Acrylic and Pencil 21 x 30cm

E: simon@simonkirkartist.gallery

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W: simonkirkartist.gallery

For all enquiries, please contact Simon or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Michelle Hold Feelings, emotions and the scarcity of beauty in current times inspire Michelle Hold to paint, creating abstract works which hold a special connection with the viewer, a personal moment frozen in time where all is possible. Time spent to study architecture has influenced her construction methods, creating images with multiple layering while her experience in the textile industry has formed her equilibrated use of color. Her paintings which vary in size and style are created with ‘dance like’ gestures. They are dramatic yet peaceful, loud and vibrant with space for quiet contemplation. They are the artists visual representation of the eternal energy of the universe. Born in Germany, Michelle lived long periods of time in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, London, now she is based in Italy, close to Milan. She has exhibited solo shows throughout Europe and China , participated in group shows worldwide and in international art fairs in Berlin, Milan, Miami, Athens, Vilnius.

“Untangling the chains” - £3150 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 120 x 120cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Challenge” - £3325 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 120 x 120cm

T: +393347864141

E: michelle@michellehold.com

W: michellehold.com

For all enquiries, please contact Michelle or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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.

“Clouds number 1” - 2017 - £700 Mixed media on paper on canvas on wood 42 x 58cm

“Clouds number 2” - 2017 - £700 Mixed media on paper on canvas on wood 42 x 58cm

“Clouds number 3” - 2017 - £700 Mixed media on paper on canvas on wood 42 x 58cm

“Clouds number 4” - 2017 - £700 Mixed media on paper on canvas on wood 42 x 58cm

T: +41 786832655

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E: struempel@bluewin.ch

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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Daniel Hooper I would describe my work as abstract expressionism, painting with no plans rules or barriers. Starting with a blank Canvas and brush painting from mood emotion imagination, inspired by music but sometimes total silence to capture a mood. Daniel is known as “ the painter with soul “ amongst his fans. I have a background in construction and design which has enabled me to travel and explore many of these sights and memories have influenced my work. I am constantly striving to create one off diverse powerful inspiring pieces.

“The Rage” - £1995 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 40”

“J’adore” - £1995 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 40”

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Dali’s Lobster” - £1995 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 40”

T: 07909764741

“Nelson” - £1995 Acrylic on canvas 40” x 40”

E: hooper364@btinternet.com

W: danielhooperart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Daniel or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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” - £1000 Oil on canvas 50 x 50cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

T: 07874 219942

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E: artist@sjbart.com

W: sjbart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Sarah Jane or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Louise Dear Louise Dear’s paintings are a sumptuous feast. Seduction is her aim and her works skillfully demand you to experience the delight with which they have been created. They are expertly fashioned using a multitude of media; golds, glitters, glosses and Swarovski crystals layered on panels of aluminum. Louise’s works are addictive and many of her collectors become obsessed with surrounding themselves with the pure pleasure they portray. Having exhibited extensively, these works have sparked the interest of several major museums and are held in numerous collections including those of Rick Stein, Qatar Holdings and Sir Elton John. Now based in Brighton her vibrant studio/gallery is in the heart of the bohemian North Laines and open by appointment.

“There Are No Rules” - £5995 Mixed Media: glitter, gloss, 24 carat gold leaf and Swarovski crystals on aluminium 115 x 115cm

“And I Think of You” - £5995 Mixed Media: glitter, gloss, 24 carat gold leaf and Swarovski crystals on aluminium 140 x 90cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Smokin’” - £7995 Mixed Media: gloss paint, glitter, Swarovski crystals and high gloss resin on aluminium 140 x 140cm

T: 07900117430

“V.I.C.E.” - £7995 Mixed Media: graffitti, glitter, gloss and gold leaf on aluminium 140 x 140cm

E: louise@louisedear.com

W: louisedear.com

For all enquiries, please contact Louise or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Lou Hamilton Fine Art Artist & creator of her illustrated book Brave New Girl published by Orion Spring, Lou Hamilton currently exhibits her large-scale abstract landscape oil paintings at The Farm Postproduction HQ in Soho London. Her work is also sold internationally on Saatchi Art online, has been commissioned for site specific projects both publicly & privately, won prizes & been exhibited in both group and one woman shows. These new pieces are inspired by the Japanese meditative reverence for the simple vessel.

“Morning Espresso” - £500 Acrylic & pen on canvas 20” x 20”

“Winter Bowl” - £500 Acrylic & pen on canvas 20” x 20”

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Afternoon Tea” - £500 Acrylic & pen on canvas 20” x 20”

E: lou@createlab.co.uk

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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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Hugo Farmer Conflict, contradiction and downright fury runs through Hugo Farmer and his work like ‘Brighton’ through seaside rock. So, although his imperiously figurative bronzes subvert age-old traditional forms to wreak silent havoc and invoke chaos there’s no escaping the reverence, craftsmanship and, yes, sheer graft in his art. While the sun and the resin are slowly setting on other works, his new paintings are a rare instance of symmetry and order amid his barely caged anarchism. And their highly finished, tactile, landscape-like topography is alive with a joy and exuberance of colour quite unlike his other works. Parsimonious yet liberal; chaotic yet ordered; iconoclastic yet committed to the craft of his art, Hugo Farmer delights in the random.

“Happy Face 1 (By-Product 2)” - £3500 Acrylic paint,Oil paint,spray paint on wood with a Resin finish 122 x 122cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

T: 07958620824

“Sargent” - £18500 Bronze Edition:3 Available 2/3 82 x 96 x 70cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Mashup Large (By-Product 3) ” - £5000 Acrylic paint,Oil paint,spray paint on wood with a Resin finish 244 x 122cm

E: hugo@farmerlimited.com

W: h@hugofarmer.com

For all enquiries, please contact Hugo or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Louise Tate Louise Tate has scribbled, scrawled and painted ever since she could wield a pencil and brush, developing a passion for painting and drawing very early on as a young child. She has studied both Zoology and Illustration at degree level, lived in South Africa, The Netherlands, Singapore and USA whilst working with some wonderful publishers, greetings card companies and individual clients. She’s also been fortunate enough to have been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration four times in three years and to have her designs turned into popular children’s toys and stories.

“Owl” - £1200 Gouache and pencil on watercolour paper Framed 64 x 46.5cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Dinosaur” - £1200 Gouache and pencil on watercolour paper Framed 58 x 51cm

T: 07901 253281

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“Giraffe” - £1200 Gouache and pencil on watercolour paper Framed 64 x 46.5cm

“Pig” - £1200 Gouache and pencil on watercolour paper Framed 58 x 51cm

E: louisetate.illustration@gmail.com

W: louise-tate.com

For all enquiries, please contact Louise or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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 #7” - £795 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed

“Derby Day 1915” - £2600 Acrylic, oil pencil and ink on French linen canvas 70 x 100cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

T: 07989711965

“Peaky’s #13” - £795 Acrylic, aquarelle pencil and ink on canvas board 30 x 30cm framed

“Angel of the House” - £2600 Acrylic, oil pencil and ink on French linen canvas 100 x 70cm

E: dameon@dameon.co.uk

W: dameon.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Dameon or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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

“Lady Liberty” - £1500 Oil and acrylic on canvas 110 x 110cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Cusp” (detail) - £1500 Oil and acrylic on canvas 75 x 150cm

T: 07713 561628

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“Oranges and Lemons” (detail) - £1500 Oil and acrylic on canvas 80 x 160cm

E: amyolds@gmail.com

W: amyolds.com

For all enquiries, please contact Amy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 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.

“Breath of Love”

“Entwined”

“FIGURATIVE Remembering”

“Sacred Love”

These prints 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 - From £325 for 50x50cm including delivery

T: 07961405351

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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Gayle Storey Gayle Storey’s current work is founded on biologist Ernst Haeckel, with the permission and collaboration MBLWHOI Library in Massachusetts USA. The work creates a parallel between the morphic resonance of a bird’s spirit and the fragility of life. Ornate embellishments are carefully placed upon the canvas, gilding her work to a level of richness. Gayle studied at UCA, MA in Fine Art, receiving Distinction. She is currently an Artist in Residence on the TestBeds program at the University of Bedfordshire, sponsored by the National Lottery and Arts Council England. Her practice is adaptable to various art forms such as painting, printmaking, sculpture and art installations, and her work is moulded around her imagination, sharing this experience with her audience, by guiding them into new territories of art appreciation. .

“Moto Perpetuo After Ernst Haeckel” - 2017 - £4250 Mixed media and Miyuki beads on canvas H 121cm x W 121cm x D 5cm

“Lyrical Discourse After Ernst Haeckel” - 2016 - £4250 Mixed media and Miyuki beads on canvas H 100cm x W 100cm x D 2cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Grace Descending” - 2016 - £1500 Mixed media and Miyuki beads on canvas H 68cm x W 46cm x D 5cm

T: 07940544124

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“Unexpected Gift” - 2017 - £2750 Oil on canvas H 120cm x W 75cm x D 4.5cm

E: gaylestorey@btinternet.com

W: gaylestorey.com

For all enquiries, please contact Gayle or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om


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David Henty David Henty’s history as an art forger starts, appropriately enough, with a conviction for forgery in the mid-1990s. It was while serving the resulting prison sentence 27 years’ ago that David was inspired to start painting by a rekindled passion for art. Quickly seduced by the technicality of copying and, having honed his craft over 25 years, he is now considered one of the leading copyist painters worldwide. Having mastered the techniques and idiosyncrasies of some of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ most iconic artists, from Pablo Picasso to Caravaggio. David Henty Art has now been formed in to a thriving business where we are now represented by numerous established galleries around the country, involved in various projects with television and magazines and this year are branching out Stateside!

“Dora Maar ‘Blue Robe’”After Pablo Picasso - £10500 Oil on canvas 90 x 70cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Street Scene” After L.S Lowry - £8500 Oil on canvas 74 x 64cm

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“ Weeping Woman” After Pablo Picasso - £9000 Oil on canvas 77 x 67cm

“The Taking of Christ” After Caravaggio - £14500 Oil on canvas 156 x 192cm

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For all enquiries, please contact Lucy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk or 020 7491 9925 www.thediscer ne r . c om

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The ultimate institution for adults who are passionate about playing the piano

The Discerner Art Publication - September 2017  

Discover the works of fantastic contemporary artists such as Christophe Demaitre, Helen Jones, John Lendis, Joe Morris, Victoria Kiff, Richa...

The Discerner Art Publication - September 2017  

Discover the works of fantastic contemporary artists such as Christophe Demaitre, Helen Jones, John Lendis, Joe Morris, Victoria Kiff, Richa...