Galleries - February 2015

Participating galleries include: Abbott and Holder ARTSHOUSE Babbington Fine Art Percy Barkes Baron Fine Art Beaux Arts Nicholas Bowlby Byard Art Camburn Fine Art Marcus Campbell Art Books The Canon Gallery City & Guilds of London Coombe Gallery Sarah Colegrave Most art fairs confine themselves to a comparatively limited historical span – Modern British or Contemporary for example – or a geographical region, Asia, Africa, a fact which makes the Works on Paper Fair (5-8 February) a distinctly interesting odd one out, the only condition of entry being that, whether Old Master or Modern, watercolour or photograph, drawing or print, it has to be on paper. It makes for some nicely stimulating mixes – one moment you're looking at a Rembrandt etching or an 18th century watercolour by Paul Sandby, the next a Picasso print from 200 years later or a great 1930s photograph! The dealers like it – there are 40 of them returning for the 6th year at its attractive Science Museum venue, all of them top names in their field – and the public seem to also which, with the opportunity to pick up 'big name' artists for considerably less than an oil on canvas and prices ranging from £250 upwards to £75,000, is hardly surprising. Then there are the special events – a talk on Turner from the curator at Petworth, prizewinning works on paper from artists showing at this year's National Open Art Competition and printmaking workshops from City & Guilds Art School among them – and a loan exhibition of some 30 works by the wonderful 20th century watercolourist Alan Sorrell (1904-1974). “The Man who Created Roman Britain” as the publicists love to say, his atmospheric and imaginative visual reconstructions of British archaeological sites brought alive countless children's and historical text books in the post-war period. BEAUX ARTS Stand 26 Artists include John Bellany, Alan Davie, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Sarah Gillespie, Barbara Hepworth, Josef Herman, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Ben Nicholson, John Piper, WilliamScott 1 : Sarah Gillespie, All that I Have is a River, 2014, charcoal on Saunders Waterford paper, 66 x 101.5cm RUSSELL GALLERY Stand 46 Artists include Salliann Putman, Melissa Launay, Janet Golphin, Cathryn Kuhfeld, Ian Cook, Lucy Powell 2 : Sue Campion, Deep in the Hollow, pastel, 20 x 24ins 7 Maurice Dear Fine Art Consutancy MJ Forster Gallery The Gallery at Sculpture Hanga Ten Contemporary Elizabeth Harvey-Lee Gwen Hughes John Iddon Fine Art Francis Iles Gallery Lime Tree Gallery James Mackinnon Manning Fine Art Maritime Originals Kay Michie Duncan R Miller Fine Arts PEL H A M H A R R I N G T O N R D E X H I B I T I O N R O A D C R O M W E L L R O A D Q U EEN ' S GA TE F U L H A M R O A D B R O M P T O O L D B R O M P T O N R D j S.Kensington Art Fair at the Science Museum Works on Paper – 5-8 February 2015 Michael Clark, ‘Couture’ at Lime Tree Gallery Where to find us