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ICAS September - December 2018


Art in the World First Garden city

ICAS - Vilas Fine Art

Welcome to ICAS Art MAGAZINE 2018, Brand-new art magazine release, and the first edition to celebrate the 34th anniversary of ICAS – Vilas Fine Art based in UK, the gallery showcases the diversity of artistic expressions and creativity by today's living artists. Our latest issue covers sensational new stories, life articles, with exclusive VIP interviews, following the careers of top leading artists from around the world. You will find all the pages of our latest issue will bring you inspirational stories of the old masters of the past, make direct comparison to today’s artists brought to you by ICAS gallery, the journey and challenges that they faced. Follow their commitment, persistence and passion that lead them to their successes. Today helping to shape the future of art and become an inspiration to the new young and emerging artists. ICAS – Vilas Fine Art are proud of their accomplishment over the last thirty-four years, today we are able to share with the collectors of Art and fellow enthusiastic readers to stay in the touch with the News of the World of International art. The gallery has been active in promoting diverserange of artists, and have been involved in raising funds for charities through its art projects.

Thank you for taking the time to absorb and reflect the work of each artist, presented in the SUMMER ART 2018. We hope this will continue to resonate with you as we move to the next exhibition. Please take time to visit the current and our future exhibition,contact the gallery directly for an appointment. Address: ICAS ART MAGAZINE

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By 1900,

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was

considered France’s greatest living artist, and managed a large studio producing bronzes and marbles for commissions around the world. 'The Kiss 1882', and 'The Thinker 1902', are among Rodin' s most famous works.



However, his practice also took a more private and intimate turn, developing his long term passion for capturing expressive movement in drawings and small marquette sculptures. The essences of movement in Dance art we explore Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies in extreme acrobatic poses, as series of experimental studies in watercolours and sculptures known as the Dance Movements completed in 1911.



EDGAR DEGAS 1834 - 1917

Artist, painter, and sculptor Edgar Degas We look at another French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, and drawings.

Created in wax 1879-81

The Little Dancer Bronze Sotheby price ÂŁ15,829,000.

He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. Degas's enduring interest in the human figure was shaped by his academic training, but he approached it in innovative ways. He captured strange postures from unusual angles under artificial light. He rejected the academic Ideal of the mythical or historical subject, and instead sought his figures in modern situations, such as at the Ballet. SUMMER ART 2018

A.R.C.A. P.P.R.B.S. F.R.S.A.

Celebrates over sixty years in International world of Art market. His major works includes the National works in prominent placed in the city of London UK – known as his three National monuments “Tribute to William Blake” in 1989, Blake house; second the “Blitz” completed 1991 in front of St Paul Cathedral; and the third Monument to the Women of World War II at the Cenotaph in the Whitehall,in 2005.

ICAS - Vilas Fine Art are proud to have a long established relationship working jointly with John .W. Mills in securing International collectors and buyers for his sculpture collection.


British sculptor John W. Mills

Close affection 1998-2002

John W. Mills


The Three Kings

“I am an admirer of Degas and like the eccentricity of the image evoked by that brief account”. ”The subject matter for this series is based on an account I read of Edgar Degas sometime habit of arriving at his studio and finding the model ready to work, but feeling disinclined to start just then and still dressed in his street clothes asksfor dance“.- John W. Mills

Tribute to Degas DEGAS DANCING SUMMER ART 2018


34th Anniversary Celebration

Katya Gridneva



Katya’s favourite artist is French impressionist Dance artist’s Edgar Degas , she has been inspired by since her childhood she says…,

KATYA GRIDNEVA an expressionist figurative painter member of our list of ICAS

gallery artists. Her collection adds a wonderful sense of mastery as the painter of the figurative form. She has experimented with a wide variety of mediums from oils, pastels, charcoal, pencil sketches to mix medium.

Her skilful and attractive compositions are painted from life, where she is able to capture the mood and flow of light across each of her figurative works. We get a glimpse of her in depth knowledge of the anatomical structure of the human figure, credited to the time spend learning and perfecting her drawing at the World renowned Academy of Fine Arts St Petersburg. Her paintings of the dance figures comes natural to her, therefore a special delight to view her collection, as each painting captures her expression for the love, grace and elegance of the moving form of dance.

Biography Katya was born in 1965 in the Ukraine. She started drawing classes at the World renowned Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg in 1991 and went on to begin the full art course in 1993. She graduated in June 1999. Later that year she came to England where she now lives. Since 1999 she has lived and worked in the UK. She has exhibited widely in galleries around UK and major cities around the World. Her husband, Valeriy, and son, Fedor, are also well known artists. We welcome enquiry for special commissions works or a personal portrait of a member of the family to be completed by our gallery artists.

’’Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.“ – Edgar Degas


Internationally renowned dance & figurative artist


Leonardo Da Vinci The First Creative Genius Leonardo da Vinci was the first creative thinker who showed the importance of introducing random theory and chance events to produce variation in our thinking patterns. We cover the great thinker, designer, sculptor, engineer, inventor, scientist, visionary painter Leonardo Da Vinci in our creative lounge. We examine Da Vinci’ s theory of how to alter our thinking process and viewing the World from as many different perspectives. From a artist's perspectives let us examine some of his greatest works and talk about, what was his driving force in completing some of the finest record of the anatomical drawings which were lost for centuries,a wonderful examples today use by artists to study human figure during lifemodel drawings producing their own representation of the human form.

What goes through our minds while we are working in a studio with life model?;

Visionary art, showing that man can fly, his great draughtsmanship skills produces as early example of blue print plan of early flying machine looking at three-dimensional forms, showing the engineering mind at work illustrating working prototype. Da Vinci’s preferred method as he explains: advised people to contemplate looking for longer periods at the walls, clouds, pavements, barks of the tree.., etc., with theidea of looking for patterns and images to conceptually blend with your thoughts. He suggested that you will find inspiration for marvellous ideas if you look for random subjects to conceptually blend with your challenge. He would gaze at the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or the shape of clouds or patterns in mud or in similar places. He would imagine seeing trees, battles, landscapes, figures with lively movements.., etc. , and then excite his mind by conceptually blending the subjects and events he imagined and his subject .


The power of concentration

to visualize images by focusing on one central point ( today's we refer to meditation, atechnique where we takes a inwards journey into our mind to the quiet state, toward the levelwere our thoughts beginning and source of our creativity flowing to the surface..,)

Was this the secret to his theory that unable Da Vinci to create some of the FINEST’S ICONIC paintings that we recognise Today!!! and will be remembered for many more generations?…,

Ref to our Topic of conversation in our creative lounge:




Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists in 2004, David Sawyer describes himself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape painting. Born in London in 1961, David went on to study at Canterbury College of Art. After graduating in the early 1980s, he has worked continually as a fine artist, including a brief period as a scene painter. Today, he works between a small studio space in London, where he formulates his ideas, and a larger studio in southwest France, where he generally paints his larger pieces. He is primarily interested in architectural subjects and how light reveals the nature of its structure, as well as creates mood and atmosphere. His favoured subject matter encompasses everything from Mediterranean landscapes to the urban skyline of London. While his principal medium is oil paint, he also uses watercolour as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. Enjoy studying David latest collection in our current exhibition.

David Sawyer Romantic Cities and Landscape painter



Cheval a' abewuvoir

Estimate values £100,000 to £150,000

On the death of Degas in 1917, more than 150 pieces of sculptures, were found in his studio, mostly were of wax,clay and Plastiline.

Degas was such a perfectionist that the poet Mallarmé nicknamed him "the rigorous one"; he lived for

drawing, was passionately interested in photography and reinvented the monotype. He used sculpture to "improve" his painting. "To

achieve such perfect exactness that it gives the impression of life, you have to use three dimensions, not only because modelling requires the artist to observe things closely with more sustained concentration but because near enough will not do", he told the critic Thiebault-Sisson. SUMMER ART 2018

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JOHN W. MILLS 1. Somersault series Bronze 2 Lion Cage Terracotta


3. Diver Bronze Cross arm

4. Curve neck Horse


Summer Art 2018

Sculpture of 'Jorrocks', in George Street Life size equestrian series in Croydon UK.

by John W. Mills

Study for John Jorrocks Bronze: 26 x 26 cm Edition /6 £4,800

EQUUS John W. Mills One book, that was a much a revelation for me in the 1960s as it was to artist like Degas and Rodin in the early 1900s . Degas in his depiction of horses was fascinated to see how accurate he had in his own simple observation of equine galloping and jumping. In my own experience I was taken to task about the positionof the rear legs of a life sized horse I was inmaking response to a commission to make theimage of’ John Jorrocks’the character createdthe Victorian authorJ.S.Surtees. Jorrocks couldnot sound his ‘Hs’ and Charles Dickens borrowedthis feature to create ‘Sam Weller.’


34th Anniversary Celebration


Mirelle Vegers Art in the World First Garden city

ICAS - Vilas Fine Art

Mirelle Vegers



34th Anniversary Celebration

Mirelle Vegers


Sir Edwin Henry Landseer RA (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873)

English painter, sculptor & engraver well known for his paintings of animals – particularly lion, horses, dogs, and stags. He was the son of an engraver and write, John Landseer (1769-1852). Landseer displayed his remarkable artistic skills at a very early age; when he was only twelve one of his paintings was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He was Queen Victoria's favourite artist and was honoured with a knighthood in 1850.

His best-known works are the lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.

31 January 1867 The four bronze lions unveiled in Trafalgar Square , London.

1 Self portrait Edwin Landseer with two dogs - June 1865



Study of Lion painting 1862, oil 914 x 1378mm TATE London.


Four Lion study drawing


Portrait of an Arab mare with foal 1825.


Equestrian art Lion Series

Cage Lion Bronze edition size:70cm x 38cm x 20cm

John W. Mills



34th Anniversary Celebration

Katya Gridneva




34th Anniversary Celebration

Oleksii Gnievyshev Art in the World First Garden city

ICAS - Vilas Fine Art SUMMER ART 2018

Oleksii Gnievyshev .

Myths & Legends




German contemporary figurative painter originally from the heart of Ukraine Kiev, to join our list of ICAS gallery artists with his beautiful mesmerising realism story telling paintings o f fairytales, myths & legends that times forgotten.





34th Anniversary Celebration

Oleksii Gnievyshev Myths & Legends Art in the World First Garden city

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year, from February to March, Carnival in Venice, Italy isheld. It dates back to 1168 as a celebration of victory of Republic of Venice against Ulrico, When we think about Venetian masks, the images that come to our mind are of Venice Carnival, with all their feathers, fancy hats and extravagant patterns. In effect, the world of Venetian masks is far more complex. Ancient Venetians did not put on their masks solely during the Carnival period, but rather during most of the year, at least as long as the Venetian Serenissima Republic lasted until 1797.

Venetian Festival

The tradition of mask-wearing is quite old, since the first written source bearing witness to such usage dates back to 2nd May 1268. Masks in Venice were therefore a symbol of freedom, a way to get rid of social rules and to conceal the masked person’s identity and social status, not only during Carnival, but also in the everyday life. We witness here through the early paintings of Pietro Longhi (November 5 1702 – May 8,1785) a painter of the Rococo period known for his small scenes of Venetian social and domestic life. Visit our website for more info: SUMMER ART 2018

Norik Dilanchyan Born in Yerevan, Armenia (Russia) in 1958. His talent in Art was recognised at early age. Norik’s encouragement came at the age of six. In 1976 to 1980 attended and qualified in Fine Art at the state University of Arts in Yerevan. His body of work concentrated on mythical themes, like the old masters Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt. “I strongly believe that the greatest creation in the universe is the human form especially the female form.” For more info:

NORIK DILANCHYAN Classical Renaissance figurative painter


Somersault DIVER Disc 1 and Entry III



”I hold a unique advantage of being a Diver and a Sculptor. One of my favourite subjects to try to resolve as sculpture is that of springboard and high board diving. This was my sport when I was young, and where I met my wife Joe who is also a diver. The problems posed by this subject are those of expressing movement, grace, athleticism and style, as well as trying to convey the sensation of flight. This is one of the most exhilarating aspects of diving, those rare moments when you feel no pull of gravity and are flying. My divers therefore do not seek to create an easy path to imparting the sensation of movement, by being off balance, that leads to intimidatethe viewer’’.

John W. Mills

John W. Mills SUMMER ART 2018

International Art Dealer Sunil Vilas exclusive interview’s Japanese Shiho Kanzaki ceramic artist I am proud to welcome our next guest to our VIP Creative Lounge moving across to South Asia and over to Japan, master craftsman Shiho Kanzaki and ceramic pottery artist also known as “Anagama

History of Japanese Ceramic pottery Zen priests are linked with two very characteristic elements of Japanese culture: the exquisite simplicity of Japanese ceramics; and the formalities of the Tea Ceremony for which much of the pottery is designed.

The story of Japanese ceramic pottery dates back the early period of 1223

when a Zen monk takes a Japanese potter, Kato Shirozaemon, to China to study the manufacture of ceramics. This is a period, in the Song dynasty, when the Chinese potters achieved a perfection and simplicity. Similarly during this period the birth of Japanese pottery naturally evolved its own styles to rival this perfection.

Respect old things. Experience those old things. But take the old outer shell away and create something new from it. This is the true nature of “tradition.”-Takuo Kato, Japan, current “Living National Treasure”


Is meaningless just to inherit the traditions of Japanese pottery, unless you add your own ideas…but if you overdo yourself, you might ruin the traditions. The point is to make the best use of the old methods and ideas. -Toyozo Arakawa, Japan, former “Living National Treasure”

Every pot you make must be your own original creation. It should not be a mere arrangement of old techniques. You see, we are living in this world of today, so therefore we must use the fire of today and sing the songs of today. It sounds easy, but it’s a very hard thing to do.-Toshisada Wakao, Japan, potter. This describes the very nature of traditional Japanese potters, is how we relate to our next guest mastercraftsman ceramic potter Shiho Kanzaki.


Welcome!!.., Thank you for joining us in our VIP CreativeLounge for an exclusive Interview

Q1. Sunil – What inspired you first to become a

Ceramic potter?

Shiho – Sunil san!.., When I saw an exhibition of the art of ancient India at a museum in Kyoto during my student days, I was very deeply touched to my heart.

I was terribly shocked by the ancient Indian stone statue sculptures. This is because in general, religious art is far removed from the common world. What I saw at this exhibition was the harmony between religion and secular things, the sensual world in which aspects of essential human nature were expressed by individual statues.

Asian Stone sculpture

Eastern spirituality was communicated through these statues. This excitement led me into the world of clay sculpture for a while, during my senior year in college. Though I was absorbed in reading legal books, whenever I got tired of reading, I took the clay in my hands. When you clasp the clay tightly, the clay will copy the complex shape of your fingers. The reason why the clay relaxes my mind is that the movement of my mind is communicated through my hands, and gives life to the clump of clay. There is no other way to express my own feelings as honestly and faithfully, is there?


Q2. Sunil – Would you like to share your story of how you began your dream of becoming a Japanese ceramic potter?

Shiho – Sunil san!.., Thank you for this interesting question, to answer you I need take you back to my humble beginnings around early 1974.

“You can’t get high heat using such wet unseasoned firewood.” “You don’t have common knowledge of wood firing, do you?” The Shigaraki potters came to see my anagama firing one after another when they found out that I was having a firing. They were telling me these words before they went home. In those days (1974) there were only three potters, including myself, who had built an anagama kiln in Shigaraki. There were many more potters who were interested in the anagama kiln. It was obvious to everyone that I was using unseasoned firewood.

“You can’t fire with unseasoned firewood.” “It is common knowledge that you can’t fire the kiln with unseasoned firewood.” Their words echo as if they struck my heart. Since the kiln’s temperature was not rising smoothly, my apprentice and I were frantically trying to find a solution. We felt more and more gloomy. That night, we couldn’t sleep at all. We had worked without rest and I had tried everything in my head. My apprentices said nothing and they looked utterly exhausted. It was the seventh sunrise since we started firing. And our minds were wandering in total darkness. I and my apprentices I had made frantic efforts during the night. Thirty hours of searching for a glimpse of a possibility, trying everything I know, and exhausting all my strength and still the temperature wouldn’t rise. Can I hold on any longer? Our fatigues has reached the limit, mentally and physically. “Hey! Take the pyrometer off immediately.” I said harshly, almost in despair. After saying that, I’ve held my head between my hands. My apprentices also was exhausted. In spite of that, as I was in a bad mood, they were more cautious than usual not to upset my feelings at all. At last I found a way of firing, by placing the unseasoned wood in a pattern of a the cross. Upon the center of that kiln, I stoked 3 or 5 very thinly split pieces of firewood in the shape of uprights “||||”, and on the top of those firewood I stoked some pieces in the shape of horizontal “=”. Repeating this procedure many times, I stacked the crossing firewood in the kiln.

Anagama kiln using unseasonal firewood


At the opening day, I removed the clay slip from the fire mouth, and opened the door gently. Inside the kiln was pitch dark, so I couldn’t see anything. Within reach from the fire door, there was the Iga. I put my hands into the kiln. It was still very warm inside. My hands touched the work. Through double layered cotton work gloves I felt the heat of the work. With crackling sound it was removed from the base. I took it out from the kiln very carefully In order not to damage the work. The work made a high-pitched sound. That is the characteristic sound when unloading the kiln, which you hear when the work cools down. That thin pitch elevated the tension. “I made it! Hey, I made it! This is the Iga I’ve dreamed of! I was tightly held the ceramic pottery in my hands the work I had been dreaming of for so long. I thrust it in front of everyone’s eyes, saying “this is IT! THIS IS IT…” They tried to touch the work, stretching their hands, but I didn’t let anyone touch it. I stroked and stroked it as I sat down embracing the work. ‘’This is IT…,’’ I have been pursuing this works.



Shown at the MINNEAPOLIS MUSEUM. (Today his each collection of ceramic works sells from $3000 to $20,000)


Q3. Sunil – I am sure our members will learn

from your example that success and triumph comes to those who are willing to go all the way, I admire your strengthen to continue with your quest at all cost until you accomplish your task.., thank for sharing this experience with us., Artist: Shiho Kanzaki Title: Chawan

Can you also share with us your experience of your next turning point of your first solo exhibition that you could remember?

Shiho – Sunil san!.., Yes certainly following my success in early 1974 of using unseasoned

firewood to fire my anagama kiln.., Later in that year in late April held my first solo exhibition title – Works from the anagama at Nakamiya Gallery in Osaka.

In the previous year I had shown in a group exhibition at Hankyu Department store, but those works were glazed ones. The natural glaze works which had given me the chance to become a potter, – the day to show the first of these came. It was the debut of the Shigaraki potter, Shiho Kanzaki. Many people came to the gallery and looked let me rest for

Artist: Shiho Kanzaki Title: Large Pot-Osaka-expo

around at the works not only once, but two, three times. There were people who were sighing, people who nodded their head with satisfaction without finding the words to express their deep feelings toward the works, some who touched the work very gently, and people who sat in front of the couch I was sitting on, saying, ” a while” after looking around so many times in the gallery. Many people were admiring the works one by one very carefully, walking around the gallery again and again.

When these works were born, I made a firm decision in my heart: “Even if people in the world deserted me, I would fire these pieces, the work I’ve dreamed of.” But it was my misconception. I realized that I underestimated people’s appreciation. The eye to see beautiful things is the same for everyone Watching the people fascinated by my work, my long struggles were instantly


blown away.



Q4. Sunil – A fascinating journey to follow

your path of success through determination and persistence wanting to achieve your vision at all cost!! thank you for your account Japanese ceramics pottery is unique as a traditional creative craftsmanship.., Can you explain what inspired you to select anagama kiln process ( wood firing heat process)

Shiho – Sunil san!.., When I was young my respected elderly father took me to stores so often, that just by walking through antique the stores.

Artist: Shiho Kanzaki Title: Chawan-3

The pots of, “Iga and Shigaraki” that were fired in the Muromachi, Azuchi and Momoyama era 1336 -1600) had soaked deeply into my mind. Therefore I believe the right choice was made to follow my path..,

Q5. Sunil – How would you describe your art to someone who has never seen your work? Shiho – Sunil san!..,

Have you ever seen natural ash deposits work?

Look at this works closely; the deep blue which reminds one of the deep blue sea; the green like moss; the charred surface which reminds one of the creation of the earth; the harmony of distortion and myriad colours. These are the perfection of the natural glaze. And the shape of my works are explaining my life, very natural. SUMMER ART 2018

Q6. Sunil – Very interesting how you compare your work to mother nature.., My next question for you Is your work in any famous private or corporate collection?

Shiho – Sunil san!..,

Thank you for asking me the question? Starting with my long time major

admirer Walter and Molly Bareiss Collection – Their lived in Connecticut, USA. Unfortunately, he passed away. Some of my works of ceramic pottery collection are in the Yale University Art Gallery; Gisela Freudenberg Collection – He lives in Germany. (This collection was shown 2005 in the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt). Yuji Saini Collection. – He lives in Nara, Japan. He collected 120 Shiho’s works including my recent new texture works. Published his collections, titled Yuji Saini Collections, Shiho Kanzaki’s works.

And 4 other major collectors around the world, but they don’t like to openly publish their names.

Q7. Sunil – Thank you for sharing with us an impressive list of the finest collectors around the globe.., You spend most of your time developing your ceramic pottery collection.., Do you take time off to do other activities Do you have other interests or talents that you would like to share with us?

Shiho – Sunil san!.., Yes I enjoy another craft of making bamboo flute, and also the art of Japanese shakuhachi. Professional shakuhachi player use my shakuhachi.


Artist: Shiho Kanzaki Title: Chawan 2

Q8.Sunil – Describe yourself in 3 words; one has to be a colour? Shiho – Sunil san!.., Certainly red, stone, horse. Sunil – I find that this question covers what you believe your personality is associated with Red is the colour of prosperity, joy and energy, Stone signify to be firm, bold & stubborn and the Horse symbolizes – power, grace, beauty, nobility, strength, and freedom.

Q9. Sunil – If you had the choice of doing something different in your Life.., What would be your ideal choice ?

Shiho – Sunil san!.., Quiet simply Nothing, only potter. Iwould do this all over again.

Q10. Sunil – Many of our members of Globalization

ICAS and readers of this article will look for inspiration from our established International artists for their early beginning in their career in field of Art .., therefore finally, Do you have any advice for ceramic artists just starting out?

Shiho – Sunil san!..,


Artist: Shiho Kanzaki Title: Tall iga Vase -2

simply.., You should have Big Dream, and pursued it until you

satisfied. Sunil – Thank you Shiho Kanzaki for sharing your enlightening experiences, allowing us the opportunity to follow your journey through your personal life.., We are honoured and blessed as a group to be able to attract members like yourself to be part of our group, may your future continue to bring you success and fulfilment. SUMMER ART 2018



aku is a pottery technique that has it’s origins in 16th century Japan. The firing technique of “Raku” ware was first developed by Chojiro, founder of the first generation of the Raku dynasty, in the 16th century. Chojiro produced tea bowls for the tea ceremony using the “Raku” firing technique.

hojiro’s tea bowls were brought to the attention of the Emperor Hideyoshi. Emperor Hideyoshi was very impressed with the unpretentious and aesthetically pleasing tea bowls. As a result, the Emperor bestowed, in memory of Chojiro, a gold seal that bore the emblem symbolizing “Raku” on Chojiro’s son Jokei.


he word “Raku” comes from the ideograph engraved on that gold seal. “Raku” when freely and loosely translated can mean joy, enjoyment, pleasure, comfort, happiness, or contentment. The word “Raku” thereby became Chojiro’s family name/title. British ceramic raku artist’s Hilary established ICAS gallery artists.

Simms is a member of internationally

Hilary captures the tactile qualities of British sculptors, inspired by the works of Henry Moore, during her first visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. And has also been drawn to Barbara Hepworth’s abstract forms. “Each raku sculpture produced in her studios will evoke an emotional response from the viewer”.

Hilary Simms British ceramics Raku artist





David Flower has been a leading light in UK glass making for 15 years. He has worked exclusively by commission to the worldwide glass collecting fraternity and has pieces in collections as far afieldas Saudi Arabia, Denmark and the United States. As an experienced maker David is in demand to make the work of many other glass designers. He worked closely with the celebrated Peter Layton for many years, symbiotically designing and making for the great man. Now, as ever, David finds that making the work of other artists represents his greatest challenge and Fran Staniland, Katherine Wightman and Gary Webb continue to stretch the master’s abilities. “There is nothing that is impossible in glass. The material must be listened to, respected and worked with but ultimately will be coaxed into becoming. You cannot force it, but then again you cannot let it force you, you are in a symbiotic relationship with it; if you don’t love it then it will not love you back.” David Flower

British contemporary

Glass artist


John W. Mills



We take a nostalgic journey back in time to follow the trail of The World of stream locomotives with collection of paintings by Indian contemporary artists.


Steam power was one of the most important and key aspects as a development of the history during T he Industrial Revolution. The invention of the steam engine created many changes and additions to the technology of the time. Steam locomotives were vehicles that run on rails or tracks and were powered by steam engines.

“The railways in India have always remained an attraction for enthusiasts worldwide because of its sheer size and variety,” “Every type of locomotive,along with different track gauges, have been used in India in the late 19thandearly 20th centuries—from the smallest two-foot narrow gauge rail on mountain railways in Darjeeling and Matheran, to the biggest Garratt Locomotives on the Bengal Nagpur Railway, and from a monorail in Patiala to the rack-and-pinion railway in the Nilgiri mountains.” Born in Kolkata,India Kishore was passionate about art since childhood, graduating in fine arts Kolkata. Kishore spent his early years in his hometown and later moved to Mumbai in 2009. “My inspiration and nostalgia for Indian stream locomotive began in 1992, during a visit to my home town, Bandel locomotives workshop (West Bengal, India). Sadden to learn that the steam locomotives were to become an end of an era for India. A selection of locomotives had already been disassembled and dispatch to go to museums, while many were destined for scrap. I immediately sat down with my sketch book to make series of study drawings, as records of what I had witness. Making regular visits to the workshop as an opportunity to get to know all the members personally:-the engine drivers; the firemen; the mechanics; signal operators; later to become a new passion and theme for my future exhibitons’’.


KISHORE PRATIM BISWAS Nostalgic journey of The World of Stream Locomotives..



Equestrian art CURVE NECK HORSE Editions: 10 Size: 29cm x 16cm £6900

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