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2018 Round Up

Dear Friends, As 2018 draws to a close we celebrate a year of magical paintings and adventure. Art is a way of thinking about the world and we have found paintings that encapsulate love, humour, fame and beauty. We are blessed to be immersed in and surrounded by art; not a day goes past when […]

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Courtauld Impressionists at the National Gallery

In the 1920s, Samuel Courtauld, British industrialist and passionate art enthusiast, began to amass two collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Courtauld’s private collection, which adorned the walls of his palatial mansion on Portman Square in London, included masterpieces such as Édouart Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère and are now displayed at The Courtauld Gallery. […]

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Martin Taylor: Competes for Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

This Autumn, for the fourth series of Landscape Artist of the Year on Sky Arts, we are proud to announce that one of our own artists, Martin Taylor, has been selected to take part in this exciting competition. Landscape Artist of the Year is an annual TV show, that celebrates artists of all styles and backgrounds to compete for the title […]

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Impressionism and Collecting in the 21st Century

Our recent visit to Hong Kong for the 15th Fine Art Asia exhibition heralded the start of our autumn season of shows around the world. Since our inaugural visit to this fantastic, cosmopolitan city seven years ago, we have seen a sharp increase in the local art buying public’s knowledge about Western paintings and art, […]

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The French Adventure

Our journey on through France took us further south where our final destination was on the River Aude not far from the Mediterranean Sea. The new home of Stewart Lees and his charming wife Caren is far from rural Norfolk and is now in Sallèles-d’Aude. On the way we stayed overnight in Carcassonne and explored […]

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Walter’s World

The hot summer sunshine set us packing our bags to dash off and bask in its warm glow. Where better than to head to the land of ducks, walnuts, fresh goats cheese and the home of Uncle Walter. My suitcase contained Mr Atomic, which sounds like I was a modern day trafficker but I can […]

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Supporting the Jubilee Sailing Trust

Founded by a grant from The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Fund in the late 1970s, The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a unique charity supporting a diverse range of people facing challenges in their life by: Liberating them from their restrictions Helping to transform fear into freedom Allowing individuals to explore their ability, potential and place […]

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Masterpiece 2018: The Unmissable Art Fair

This was our third year exhibiting at the prestigious Masterpiece Art Fair, set within the grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, which provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from international exhibitors. The fair had record breaking attendance this year, with a 25% increase in footfall […]

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Out Of Nature, Jersey

Our third visit to Jersey was a very different occasion to our previous trips. Taking over the spectacular grounds of a house perched high above St. Aubin’s bay we let out imaginations run riot with an amazing collection of sculpture by Simon Gudgeon and Nick Bibby. Eagle’s Rest is a gorgeous period Jersey home being […]

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Picasso 1932: Tate Modern

Ever since the Tate advertised they were holding the Picasso 1932: Love, Fame Tragedy exhibition the buzz started in the gallery. We have been very fortunate to have dealt with some exceptional paintings by the talented Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. One of the most exciting things about this show is that, although Picasso produced such […]

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Anthony’s Personal Favourites from the World of Great Art

Having been advised that I have now qualified for a Gladwell & Company 50 years Service Gold Watch I have been persuaded that I should indulge my clients and friends with a selection of my own personal favourites from the World of Great Art. To this day man and woman never cease to amaze me […]

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Golden Celebrations of Anthony’s 50 years at the gallery

Growing up surrounded by fine paintings has a curious effect on you. Almost without knowing it, you become immersed in the wonderful world of art and the life and workings of the gallery. Seduced by the romance of travelling around the world and finding extremely special works of art, combined with the joy in meeting […]

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Art at Home

Choosing art for your home can be a daunting prospect but not if you enlist the advice and support of a trusted art gallery. At Gladwell & Patterson we pride ourselves on our history and reputation. Working with us helps you to ensure your ideas are carefully considered to help you make the best choice […]

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Finding the perfect artwork to gift someone special at Christmas can be a challenge, but we have made things easier for you and created the perfect Christmas gift guide.

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Lalage Beaumont on Beauchamp Place

As residents of Beauchamp Place, we always enjoy what delights our quaint street has to offer. Known as Grove Street until 1885, Beauchamp Place has always been a hub and hive of activity offering a boutique shopping experience from independent retailers, restaurants and art galleries such as our own. We particularly like to celebrate those […]

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Gladwell’s Corner: A Trip down Memory Lane

Sometimes taking a look back to the past is no bad thing. You often discover something you didn’t know before or remind yourself of what is special or important to you. Those of you who have been close to us over the years will know how fond we were of our homes in the Square […]

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Edward Waites: Bronzes in Basel

Over the past few years we have been fortunate to partner, through one of my very good clients and friends, with several galleries in Basel to expose the works of our fantastic artists to a new clientele. This approach differs to those instances where we exhibit at an art fair and creates strong relationships between […]

Hunting For Treasure

I often feel that when we acquire new works of art for the gallery, the thrilling sensation must be similar to that of our clients buying works for their collections. We spend hours, sometimes days, following leads, scouring private collections all over the world and, inevitably, hunting through auction houses both sides of the Atlantic. […]

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Anthony’s Icelandic Adventure

It’s not often you find me far from the gallery, however, when an old mate of some sixty years standing invites you on a summer adventure I couldn’t say no. Him hailing from Colorado and me from London we met up in Iceland. Our plan had been to spend time on the island of fire […]

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Hamptons 2017: Reflections

The Hamptons is always one of the most highly anticipated trips of the year: beautifully deserted sand dunes and high manicured hedges hide jaw-dropping multi-million dollar properties right by the Atlantic Ocean; lobster rolls flow from every shop and restaurant; and, from 4th July until Labor Day weekend, Long Island comes alive as THE holiday […]

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Behind the Scenes at the World’s Finest Flower Show

Let G&P take you on a sneak preview of the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We have now completed our gallery “amongst the flowers” on what is a super sunny Sunday.   We are proud to showcase a selection of our finest horticultural artists carefully picked to appeal to the discerning gardeners who will be visiting […]

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Christmas Presents!

A painting makes an everlasting and treasured gift. At a loss as to what to buy a loved one this Christmas? Then get some inspiration here… Peter van Breda, Snow on the Southbank, London, (32″ x 40″ / 80cm x 100cm), £7,500 Stewart Lees, Benedictine and Green Olives, (19.75″ x 15.75″ / 50cm x 40cm), £4,500 Simon Gudgeon, Kinetic Hummingbird, […]

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Christmas Stocking Fillers

This Christmas we have put together a list of some fantastic stocking fillers for friends and family this year. Some magical paintings and sculptures, all below £2,500! Stewart Lees, Three Cherries on a Cantonese Dish, (4″ x 6″ / 10cm x 15cm) £1,750 Stewart Lees, Two Pears in a Dish, (5″ x 7″ / 13cm x 18cm)£1,950 Stewart […]

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Winter Top Ten

This winter we have added some wonderful new artworks to our collection. Ken Carlson – Polar Ice Pack, Oil on Board, 20″ x 40″, 51 x 102 cms Georges Charles Robin – Château de Nemours, Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 36.5″, 61 x 93 cms, £25,000 Alexandre Louis Jacobs – Giboulees De Neige a La Reserve, Oil on […]

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SOFA Chicago 2016

This November, Gladwell & Patterson returned to SOFA at the Navy Pier in Chicago. After our success last year, we were excited to return and showcase our new sculptures and kinetics by Simon Gudgeon and a splendid array of traditional and contemporary paintings. We were met in Chicago by clear blue skies, an unseasonably warm […]

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Toby Wright’s Painting trip to the top of the world: Part 1

Chapter 1: Svalbard There is a hesitation in writing about such an incredible experience, because words don’t seem to do it justice. Adjectives seem trite and meaningless next to the grandeur of nature that towers above you. But, in an effort to share the journey and my attempts as a painter to capture what I […]

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Anthony’s Autumn Top 10

Since our last newsletter we have added many fine new works of art to our collection and I have taken great pleasure in selecting ten of the very best for your enjoyment. In my opinion, these represent a great cross section of the wide range of traditional pictures and bronzes for which our gallery is so renown and each has […]

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Care for your Paintings

We all buy paintings for different reasons. Some as an investment, others for their artistic quality, and sometimes because you simply can’t imagine your life without them. But all paintings, irrelevant of why you have them, need to be cared for in order to have a promising future. We have recently had an enquiry to […]

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Masterpiece London 2016

This year was our inaugural appearance at the highly regarded Masterpiece London fair. It is the leading international cross-collecting fair for art, antiques and design and were thrilled to be a part of this unique event. The exhibition opened with a glamorous champagne preview. Attendance was exceptional and the knowledgeable patrons enjoyed the multitude of fascinating […]

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Art Southampton 2016

Returning to the Hamptons after a very wet start to the British Summer, was very welcome. Ella and I could hardly remember what it felt like to have sun on our skin as we drove up Long Island to Sag Harbor where we would be staying. It was a brief moment of rest however, as […]

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Behind the scenes with Chelsea’s exhibitors

As well as a busy week with our artists on the G&P stand, we have been exploring Chelsea Flower Show and finding out a little more about the other exhibitors. On Monday we met Andy Gage from The Firepit Company. He creates magnificent sculptured fireballs which look truly majestic when they are illuminated with glowing flames. He creates […]

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Day 6: Our live interview with Pieter Wagemans!

Today we spoke to Pieter Wagemans as he worked on a beautiful painting that could not be more appropriate for Chelsea Flower Show! He has joined us from Antwerp to tell us about the inspiration behind his art, his subject choices, and how he picks them. Since he was a child, he has been fascinated […]

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Day 5: Edward Waites live from Chelsea!

We first met the wonderful Edward Waites in Monte Carlo a number of years ago and it has been a pleasure to work with him since. When we interviewed him, he told us how his style and approach has developed over the last few years.The twenty-seven-year-old was working on a truly stunning piece over the […]

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Day 4: Simon and Monique Gudgeon live from Chelsea!

We spoke to our magnificent sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique who, together, have designed and created an exhibition which truly is a haven of tranquillity. In our interview with Simon he told to us about the inspiration behind his beautiful bronze sculpture, Celeste, and how she was created welding over 800 bronze leaves […]

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Day 3: Stewart Lees painting live from Chelsea!

We spoke to North Norfolk artist, Stewart Lees, as he worked on a beautiful still life piece today at Chelsea. The detail found in his paintings is striking and has a tendency to whet the appetite. Stewart spoke to us about his career as B&B owner, and how he went between painting and cooking breakfast […]

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Day 2: Peter van Breda painting London live!

Peter van Breda is famous for his beautiful paintings of London, light and landmarks. He joined us at Chelsea Flower Show today to give us an insight in to how he captures these beautiful city scenes. He explained how he loves to stroll down Cheyne Walk as the light of the afternoon disappears and we […]

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Day 1: Interviewing Martin Taylor live from Chelsea!

It seems that yellow is the colour to be wearing this year at Chelsea! With fresh mud on his boots from Northamptonshire, Martin Taylor spoke to us this morning about his love of the countryside, the inspiration behind his art and his recent exploration in to other cultures. His passion for painting shone through as […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Live stream

Gladwell & Patterson is proud to present, for the first time ever, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 live streamed on Facebook! The show, which has been held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913, sees over 157,000 visitors each year. Ticket purchases are limited due to the capacity of the ground, which is why […]

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A History of Willem Dolphyn: 80 Paintings for 80 Years

Birthdays and anniversaries mark special and important milestones and this rather special Willem Dolphyn exhibition remarkably achieves two. With Willem’s typical style and Burgundian love of life we have Willem’s 80th year neatly coinciding with a very special 30 year anniversary of exhibiting with our gallery. Willem arrived at Bill Patterson’s door in 1985, kindred […]

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Houston Fine Art Fair 2015: The Review

In just five years, HFAF has established itself as the premiere art fair of the South (outside of Miami) and this year attracted 12,000 attendees over the three days of the fair. Houston itself is not a pretty city but it is an exciting and fascinating one. The largest city in Texas and the Southern […]

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Connemara panoramas, mountains and Irish artistic inspiration

Holiday season brings with it all the joy of long sunny days, sea and sand. For us last week it also bought a couple of “grand soft days” as we ventured off to the rainy far west coast of Ireland. We were on a visit to see Kenneth Webb and his family, who take up […]

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A Bronze For Your 8th Wedding Anniversary

Traditionally, couples give gifts of bronze to celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary. Bronze is created by combining two different metals, copper and tin, to make something strong and beautiful, just like a marriage brings two people together into something more. This year, give your spouse a gift that is as unique as your love, and […]

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Celebrating Willem’s 80th

There is always something very special about birthdays and the month of May heralds many amongst our team and our artists. We love the chance to celebrate and we hosted a birthday tea for Graham and Peter van Breda at the Chelsea Flower show, who were joined in the celebration by one of our wonderful […]

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Art in the Garden at RHS Chelsea

We had a fantastic six days at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Our stunning gallery space was awarded three stars by the RHS for our design and layout. The stand was made even more special this year as we were joined by a selection of our favourite artists. On a daily basis throughout the […]

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Paul S. Brown MMXV Exhibition

Like a sunny breeze Paul arrived into the gallery on Thursday bringing his warmth and calm Southern humour to us as he arrived straight from across the pond. Having travelled well with Serena and Nat he was looking forward to his new show, Paul S. Brown MMXV, starting this week. This was definitely the calm […]

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The Summer Collection – Family Favourites

Passion, inspiration and enjoyment are some of the key elements to the establishment of a personal art collection. The collection of art is a rewarding and exciting process taking you on a journey around the world. It is with this sentiment that we are delighted to introduce our Summer Collection for 2015. All of us […]

Passing time with Paul S. Brown: Pines, Horses & Courses

Central North Carolina’s early settlers were mostly Scots. They arrived in a region of America known as the Sandhills, which today still looks, I imagine, like the great Caledonian forest of their former home once did. Longleaf, Pitch, Red and Lobolly Pine trees cover the sandy soils, a local geology which would lead to future […]

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Dealer’s Impressions – Inventing Impressionism

The role of the art dealer and the importance of the galleries that they run has always played a vital role in the development and publicity of a particular artist. In certain cases and situations, it can even be said to have played a major role in the establishment of a particular art market, or […]

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“California Dreaming” – Hidden art treasure houses of the West Coast in the Golden State

With an ever expanding art collection and the Getty museum fast filling up, oil tycoon, J. Paul Getty turned his eye to a new museum. Completed in 1974 he created a real gem high up on the coastal hills above the Pacific, based on the Roman villa of Papyri at Herculaneum. The collection includes 44,000 Greek, Roman and […]

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8 crates. 4 shows. 1 state. (Florida in February)

A month in February gives us four back to back shows in Florida to meet some new clients and to renew our friendships with our existing loyal ones. All the information on the shows can be found below including informative links to the show websites. Please contact the gallery for tickets. Art Palm Beach First […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

This year has heralded the introduction of some informative and revealing video shorts on our website and on YouTube about a number of our contemporary and historic artists. We felt that it was important to share with you, our art enthusiasts and keen collectors, an insight into why we value these superb artists and to […]

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Anthony’s Review of 2014

Dear Friends, As we quickly approach that most wonderful and magical time of year my thoughts have turned to what an exciting 2014 the gallery has had. At the start of January we all moved in together at Beauchamp Place. Glenn and Graham had emptied Number 19 and the keys were returned. The end of […]

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Painting Perfection: On Land Or At Sea Aboard the Megayacht “Seafair”

We have dropped anchor across the pond, setting up a pop-up gallery in Downtown Miami. Our exhibition sits alongside 22 carefully selected dealers aboard the megayacht ‘Seafair’ for the inaugural CONCEPT art fair. This year, we have bought with us a fantastic collection of Modern Masters from Monet to Picasso, split across two stands “The […]

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The launch of our inspirational new Peter Van Breda video

Peter’s enthusiasm for painting is driven by his excitement at capturing the light and atmosphere of a scene on canvas. One of the hardest painting techniques to achieve and one which many artists have found a challenge in their work. Painting en plein air, the urgency and translational nature of what he seeks gives his […]

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19, Albemarle Street – A look back at a famous location

In 1964, Bill Patterson opened the doors of the W.H.Patterson Gallery at 19, Albemarle Street – a place that was to become our home for nearly 50 years. The site had a long and chequered history of which we are proud to have now played a significant part. From 1664 until 1683, Clarendon House was […]

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Welcome to Walt’s World

The sun has continued to shine in France brightening Walter’s studio further. The run of good Autumnal weather has inspired him to stay at his easel.  This can only mean one thing, more hard work and heaps more humour. The gallery has taken delivery this week of some more fantastic paintings from Uncle Walt’s World. His […]

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Work Experience at Gladwell & Patterson

Jess is 19 years old and spent a week with us on work experience.  She is currently studying at the Florence Academy in Italy that was founded in 1991 by Daniel Graves to provide the highest level of instruction in classical drawing, painting and sculpture. We asked her to write about how she found the […]

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Impressionist and Post Modern Sales (New York)

Nature and gardening feature heavily in the November Impressionist sales at Christies and Sotheby’s this week in New York. Our Sotheby’s highlight on 4 November is a Van Gogh still life of flowers. This was painted in June 1890 and has a top end estimate of 50,000,000 dollars. Depicting cornfield flowers collected from the fields […]

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The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (30th Anniversary Dinner)

The dazzling Dorchester hotel is a very special place to spend an evening with an artist. Especially with one celebrating 30 years of fundraising dinners to save wildlife. David is a truly remarkable man, one I have had the pleasure of knowing for 30 years at Gladwell’s. His work in the conservation of both steam engines and […]

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When Gladwells met Van Gogh (124th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death)

The standing of Gladwell & Company in today’s art world owes much to Vincent Van Gogh, so to commemorate and honor the Dutch artist, we would like to share with you the story of when Harry Gladwell met Vincent van Gogh. “They will surely recognize my work later on… and write about me when I’m dead […]

 

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