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Our guide to the art of buying art…

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The impact that a few well-placed pieces of art can have on your day-to-day life should never be under-estimated in our opinion, and because of this, consultancy has always been an important part of our business. We have always been on hand for queries, questions and wonderings and we appreciate purchasing art can often be a daunting task. So we thought we’d share some advice (drawing on 30 years of experience, we’ve learnt a thing or two along the way!) and show you how we can help…

 

Find the works that speak to you – buy art you love

Everyone will have different tones, textures, sizes or techniques that appeal to their aesthetic and senses and will complement their interiors; once you’ve discovered a style, artist or medium that speaks to you, you’ll understand how hanging selected pieces in your home can truly impact your daily mood.

 

Take your time 

There can be a worry that the piece you’ve set your heart on won’t look as you imagined once you get it home. With this is mind we offer a consultancy service where we can not only bring the work to you but offer advice on position, hanging and if need be we also allow overnight approval. It is important to feel comfortable with the work and seeing it in situ can often be the best way to achieve this.

 

Invest wisely

Be it a rare Peter Blake, a haunting original from an emerging artist like Bobbie Russon or a new piece from a popular artist such as Amy Judd, if you are looking to start a portfolio of work or add to an existing collection we are more than happy to guide you along the way.

Bobbie Russon - Pink cashmere cardigan (after a bath) - Hicks Gallery

 

Frame it well

If your work requires framing, this can make all the difference so choose carefully! We are always available to offer advice on all aspects of framing in the gallery framing over the years has been one of the most important elements of our business.

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

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We will be back at The Affordable Art Fair Battersea from 8th – 11th March with a handpicked edit from our amazing artists including works from Caroline Yates, Angela Edwards, Bruce McLean, Peter Blake, Amy Judd, Bobbie Russon, Jacob Crivello and Ralph Gelbert.

 

Jacob Crivello‘s works attempt to create emotion through re-imagined micro-landscapes where contemporary figures are dwarfed by landscapes of craggy moss-covered rocks, sandy cliff edges, watery gulleys, sparse vegetation and tiny alpine flowers. Couples in quiet dialogue, individuals sitting alone in contemplative, often melancholic poses, resonate with emotional force and feel curiously reminiscent of the well-known Victorian watercolourists and poets.

 

Ralph Gelbert paints in a way which doesn’t rely on known objects from our consciousness; he designs a new reality completely independent from the one we live in. This new-founded universe is dominated by colours, the games they play and contrasts they make, and is founded on geometrical structures of startling textures and surface designs that come together to build magnificent drama. His paintings are non-representational as Gelbert transforms his inner life into paintings.

 

A new artist to the gallery, Angela Edwards’ work melds traditional materials with new technology; oil on canvas or board and charcoal on paper are her chosen tools to depict a thoroughly modern subject matter drawn from digital media. Her central thesis is connected to a notion of ‘home’, a theme explored from many different perspectives and one she continually returns to.

 

Join us this spring to discover a carefully curated selection of diverse and inspiring works from us and over 100 other galleries. And don’t forget we offer the Own Art scheme allowing you to spread the cost of artwork at the fair over 10 months, with the benefit of an interest free loan.

We have a small number of complimentary tickets available, please get in touch if you would like one: info@hicksgallery.co.uk. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We hope to see you there!

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