We have had more contributions from Artists and Guests of Front Room Art, including some from children. We have put them Top of the List!

A percentage of all sales go to Charity -we have painting, drawing, etching, photography, prints, quilts and mittens! Scroll down, click on thumbnails for larger view, look for a gift (or something for yourself).

 Snapshot verses is a screen print commissioned by the Folio Society as a cover image for a new edition of Philip Larkin’s poetry.

“Snapshot verses” £165 Screenprint- edn of 5 – 36.5 x 24.3 cm Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“Despite it all” £125 Woodcut – artists proof – 61.5 x 33 cm Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

I completed “Bike” just before lockdown. I entered it into an exhibition of studio practices work at the Ruskin Gallery, Working Mens College, Camden. I was thrilled to win the Witold Library Prize and to attend a virtual Zoom prize giving ceremony. 

I dream of being in Saunton Sands, while stuck in the city on lockdown!  Wonderful sand dunes, amazing beach, huge skies and all the joys of North Devon.

“Bike, Kentish Town” Photo etching  Ltd Edn 30,  20 x 20 cms  Unframed  £80 Framed £140 Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“Saunton Sands Beach Huts” Photo etching with watercolours 25 x 5 cms  Unframed £65 Framed £110 Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

The ‘stay at home’ instruction meant that my ceramics studio was closed for a time. This was a chance to revive my interest in painting and drawing.

Lockdown provisions Chalk pastels on paper 22*50cm Unframed £65 Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Garden flowers Watercolour 50*26cm £65 unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Our current lockdown is literal. For me these pictures illustrate, respectively,  captivity to a gun culture and to poverty.

“Vermont Pastoral (2019)” £40.00 20cmX30cm Photograph Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“Indian Economic Expressway” £40.00 -20cmX30cm Photograph Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

These two works attempt to capture the way in which the massive migrations caused by wars, greed, poverty, and the dramatic climate change that we are witnessing now are implicated in the pandemic.

‘Don’t look now’  £250 Mixed media – 27×32 cms Framed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

‘Noi restiamo qui ‘   £160 Mixed media 24×30 cms unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

To manage the isolation of lockdown and to keep creative artwork flowing, two art buddies and I set up a weekly Art Challenge. Each week we nominated a theme – medium, subject, style etc – and we all worked at this in our own way. At the end of each week we have a Zoom Crit where we present our work. These two works are each the result of a weekly challenge.

“Sunset Vineyard” £520.0 Oil on canvas- 60 x 80 in cms unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

 “After the Apocalypse” £675.0 Oil on gesso board-70 x 100 cms unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

I have been working from home during Lockdown, so busy on the computer much of the week. Making Quilts, masks and knitting has been a good way to relax.

Quit I £75.00 150*125 cms Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Quilt II £75.00 200*125 cms Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Drawing is a process which needs you to be fully in the present moment. This practice of mindfulness has been important to me in finding a way through the rigours and demands of Lockdown.

‘Poppies’  £100.00 Coloured pencil 22*20 cms Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

‘Garden ‘   £60.0 Carbon Paper print 23*20 cms unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

During lockdown I have become more aware of nature, spending time in my garden and exercising every morning along the New River. I find beauty in the development and death of these poppies and begin to imagine them taking human traits. The bud became the Grumpy One and the fading flower became the Dancer. I isolated them from their natural backgrounds to scrutinize every element of their form and beauty

“The Dancer” Digital photograph printed on a Hahnemuhle Photorag. 25.4 x 30.4 m edn 10.  £80 Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

The Grump One Digital photograph printed on a Hahnemuhle Photorag. 25.4 x 30.4 m edn 10.  £80 Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Lockdown for me has been a time to focus completely on work. I think all artists are natural self isolators so it has been a time for reflection and thinking about change. I have  started to paint again and the world has changed, instead of looking at the world in terms of black and white, I am now looking at colour  –  all those colours that have no name, trying to find their equivalents in paint. 

‘Stream’ Linocut on Japanese paper 27 x 20 cms £120 Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

‘Wine Dark Sea’ Linocut 36 x 25cms £160 Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

I spent a lot of time at my allotment during Lockdown. But when indoors I made these iPad Drawings in my sitting room . I am searching for a new type of image that will suit the way I work on the iPad

“On my Mantelpiece I” £150.00 A3 Digital collage Print Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“On my Mantelpiece II” £150.00 A3 Digital Print UnframedLike to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

 I have spent my lockdown days knitting leggings, gardening and designing and making stained glass lamps.

“Lantern with Candle” £120.  Watercolour on Watercolour paper. 19 x 26cm Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

Handknitted Mittens £30.00 Medium size Mixed yarns usually including Rowan Felted Tweed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

In the past, my work has been influenced by the natural world – pebbles and stone collected from beaches and landscapes of the UK.  Now, I am looking closer to home and am in the process of developing work inspired by fragments of concrete, metal and brick found on walks in the area where I live.  These pieces also evoke memories of the 1950s pebbledash house I grew up in in the suburbs

“Springfield Vessels” £80 each Stoneware clay with oxides 20 x 11 cm  Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“Springfield Planter” £190 Stoneware clay with oxides  13x  33cm – Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

 During this strange period of our lives drawing and painting has never felt more important to me.  It has been a major source of escape and comfort which has been so necessary in these difficult times. Both of  the drawings suggest ‘hope’ and remembrance of other times

“Garden Rose” £50 coloured pencil – 42.0cm x 29.7cm  Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“Morning Light” £50 pencil – 20.0cm  x  25.0cm – Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

I have been walking in the countryside near to where I live in Hertfordshire  and  have been studying, drawing and painting animals in the fields during this period. I have also observed  the beauty, grace and peacefulness of horses and the countryside and how thankful I am to animals and natural beauty.  I was also touched by the dedication  of the NHS and I painted a nurse to show my appreciation.

‘Horse Grazing In Field’ £200 – framed 20.5cm x 29.5cm Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

‘Nurse’ – £200 Acrylic  – framed 29.5cm x 20.5cm Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

I am a retired, so home is where my wife and I spend lockdown. As an amateur photographer, I found myself drawn to details such as the plant draped down the side of an old wooden desk lit my natural light. Similarly, the sun shone across one of the chairs in the living room.  In both there was a sort of moody atmosphere consistent with having to stay at home.

“At home I” £50 A4 portrait. Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here

“At home II” £50 A4 landscape Unframed Like to buy? Copy the blue text then Click here