Featured Artists and Illustrations
Peter Blake, credited with creating Pop Art before the Americans took it up and popularised it. Peter Blake was the creator of the artwork for The Beatles â€œSgt. Pepperâ€ album â€“ reputedly the best selling album of all time.
Born 8th January 1969 in Hartlepool, she attended Cleveland College of Art before attending the Royal Academy schools 1992-1995, where her talent was spotted by her main tutor Mick Rooney and two of her paintings in the Summer Show sold on the opening morning. The second year one of her pictures was illustrated in the Royal Academy Illustrated. Three of her works were in the year's (1995) Royal Academy summer show. A young artist with great potential - most of her shows are sold out. Following in the footsteps of masters, her main tutors was Mick Rooney but her painting have none of his angst. She paints light. Collections already include The Midland Bank, National Westminster Bank, Guinness Family and eight paintings for the 1996 Calendar for Chevron Oil as well as collections throughout Britain and Europe and in November 1996 a picture dealer came from New York to buy some for his gallery on Broadway.
Our stock of original "Thomas" artwork was all produced for the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends publications, from 1984 onwards by the eminent illustrator, Timothy Marwood. We have over 4,000 illustrations in stock. We have featured a selection of just some of them here.
If you are thinking you have missed the boat / should have purchased BANKSY when you could have done - TAKE NOTE!
This is the start of the prices rising for Blek Le Rat - who is Banksy's hero (see quote below) At the IMPORTANT Auction at Bonhams 5th Feb 2008 it was assumed by many that the Banksy pictures would fly away while the other artists would struggle yet one estimated at Â£3-5,000- fetched over Â£50,000 by Nick Walker , and BLEK's made great money too. THAT is the day that Urban Art came of age. Some of Banksy's prints are selling for more than an Original by Le Rat and these are going up.
A legendary figure in street art Blek Le Rat (Xavier Prou) was born in Paris in 1951. Thought by many to be the father of stencil graffiti as an art form Blek began his unique, complex and intelligent stencil works on the streets of Paris in the 1980's. Hugely influential to the present generation of street artists the importance of Blek's work should not be underestimated as this quote from Banksy suggests: 'Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier...'
Eine specialises in massive workings of letters across shop fronts. Many can be seen around the East End of London on security shutters. Most recently Eine's Unique spray painted canvases have been seen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington DC when David Cameron gave an Eine canvas to President Obama! Sell out Show in San Francisco March 2011 & big article about him - Evening Standard 31st March 2011