ref: k\w Feb 28-Apr 22 2006 THE SHERIDAN RUSSELL GALLERY Spring Show of Contemporary Art


Neal French Boy on Bridge 35 x 35 cm

Spring Show

28th February to 22nd April 2006

It's exactly a year since Richard Chapman, himself an up-and-coming sculptor and his business partner, Stephen Barnes took over the Sheridan Russell Gallery in Crawford Street W1. In that short time they have established the Gallery as a haven for fine contemporary sculpture, paintings and wall hangings and the current Spring Show is another wonderful example of the particular eclectic style they are developing.

The exhibition comprises a number of artists including Neal French FRSBS whose sculptures in bronze and ceramic of people engaged in everyday activities are a joy to see.

His work 'The Painter' dominating the window of the Gallery should not be missed.


Rosie Birtwhistle is an artist with a strong sense of fun and the surreal. Her colourful and enthralling maze paintings in oil, which are a personal metaphor for losing and finding again, are also a prominent feature of the exhibition.

Rosie Birtwhistle Hide and Seek
43 x 43 cm

Another fine artist sharing the limelight is the painter David Platts whose beautifully wrought and quietly contemplative work in gouache on paper adds another colourful dimension to the Spring Show. The renaissance of David's work is something that has been eagerly anticipated.