THE UNLIKELY CLAN

From left to right - Nichol Wheatley, Cherylene Dyer, Todd Garner, Jane Gardiner and Frank McNab.

 

Saturday 21st May to Sunday 29th May 2022 from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.

 

NEW WALK AND TALK FEATURE

Following the success if the Ryan Mutter and Rosanne Barr WALK AND TALK feature, we are introducing this feature to this show.

 

1.30pm The first session will feature short (20 Minute) talks by three artists (1) FRANK McNAB, (2) CHERYLENE DYER and (3) JANE GARDINER.

 

2.30pm The second session will feature (4) NICHOL WHEATLEY and lastly (5) TODD GARNER.

 

These are desiged to be informal.

There is no better opportunity to listen to 5 figurative narrative artists explain what lies behind the construction of their work.

These sessions will be very educational and you will have a very rare chance to learn about figurative narrative art from some of the best in this field.

A great opportunity.

Please call 0141 942 4683 if you would like to reserve a place in one or both of the sessions.

 

BUYING OR RESERVING

If you would like to BUY or RESERVE a painting then please do not hesitate to call 0141 942 4683 or alternatively email kenlemond@msn.com.

We RECOMMEND that you make any selection decisions quickly in order to avoid any potential disappointment.

 

FIGURATIVE NARRATIVE ART

In FIGURATIVE NARRATIVE art, the challenge for the VIEWER is to look beyond the image that you can see to understand the deeper meaning of the piece.

The artist creates INTRIGUE.
It is a very PURE form of art, which pushes beyond a shallow, more straightforward representation. It cleverly teases the mind rather than just (aesthetically or decoratively) pleasing the eyes.

 

We are very excited and pleased to welcome the UNLIKELY CLAN to the gallery. A fabulous art research and appreciation opportunity for YOU.

 

CHERYLENE DYER

Swimming caps and 18th Century ruffs ?

No, the artist cleverly uses these to symbolise how we as humans dress ourselves (what we choose to hide or reveal) to others.
Cherylene's work is about our life. How we deal with the challenges of everyday living including such topics as motherhood, ageing, living for our children and frustrations and crises.

A powerful and refreshingly honest examination of our spirit, inner thoughts, feelings and emotions as we journey through life.

DOUBLED

 

Oil on Canvas

50cm x 50cm

 

£2800

DOUBLED STUDY

 

Oil on Paper

33cm x 25cm

 

£620

DROP THE WORLD

 

Oil on Canvas

40cm x 40cm

 

£1600

FALLING AWAY

 

Oil on Canvas

50cm x 50cm

 

£2800

FALLING AWAY STUDY

 

Oil on Paper

40cm x 30cm

 

£620

HOLDING COURT

 

Oil on Canvas

60cm x 90cm

 

£3400

THE RED THREAD

 

Oil on Canvas

60cm x 80cm

 

£3200

FRAY

 

Oil on Canvas

77cm x 60cm

 

£3200

AWAY FROM THE CROWD

 

Oil on Canvas

50cm x 40cm

 

£1600

PERSPECTIVE (Both Ways)

 

Oil on Canvas

35cm x 45cm

 

£1600

IMPRINTED

 

Oil on Canvas

40cm x 40cm

 

£1600

MOMENT CAUGHT STUDY

 

Oil on Paper

34cm x 22cm

 

£620

 

JANE GARDINER

Gardiner is a portraitist.

There is no one definitive way to present people as they can change minute by minute, day by day or year by year.

Jane is interested in capturing people and how they present themselves. She prefers to work from photographs so that the sitter does not over-influence (a monologue). With her use of extensive photographs it is more of a dialogue and an honest reflection of character and an individual's idiosynchrasies.
Specific rather than any generalisation..

The artist who became a Doctor (GP) and came back (part-time) to her love of art.

Medical consultations gave her a great insight into people and behaviour. The study of anatomy created an understanding of how people move. Life drawing added a sense of surface.

Gardiner cites as an example, her fascination with birds; all that beauty is there if you only care to open your eyes and look.

For this show Gardiner has based this body of work on a trip to a Jane Austen Festival, Bath in 2021 in Bath. Her muses were dancers dressed in period Regency dress.

She loved the sense of innocent pleasure and artistically, the variety of characters, costumes, fabrics and range of movement.

In troubling times (pandemics and conflicts), Gardiner relishes the opportunity to paint her delightful series of joyful and uplifting paintings.
 

WITH QUIET, LIGHT ELEGANCE

 

Oil on Panel

30cm x 20cm

 

£425

FLIGHTS OF FANCY

 

Oil on Linen

122cm x 76cm

 

£3750

THE SENSATION WAS DELIGHTFUL

 

Oil on Linen

91cm x 91cm

 

£3500

HAPPINESS ANTICIPATED

 

Oil on Panel

30cm x 20cm

 

£425

LAUGHING, OR RUNNING ABOUT

 

Oil on Linen

122cm x 91cm

 

£4250

THE MOST CHARMING GIRL

 

Oil on Panel

30cm x 20cm

 

£425

WITHIN THE CIRCLE

 

Oil on Linen

122cm x 76cm

 

£3750

HOPE AND SPRING

 

Oil on Linen

91cm x 46cm

 

£2500

THE DOUBTS OF YOUTH

 

Oil on Panel

40cm x 30cm

 

£850

FULL OF JOY

 

Oil on Linen

91cm x 46cm

 

£2500

TREAD SOFTLY

 

Oil on Linen

102cm x 61cm

 

£3000

VERY GRACEFULLY

 

Oil on Linen

91cm x 46cm

 

£2500

SHE SAT DOWN

 

Oil on Panel

30cm x 20cm

 

£425

HIGH SPIRITS

 

Oil on Panel

30cm x 20cm

 

£425

 

TODD GARNER

Fascinating and intriguing windows into the little stories that form all around you.

Todd was present at each of these settings.

The viewers of his work are looking at something that appears familiar. The mystery lies in what these people are talking about ?

Todd likes the style of iconic settings such as Les Deux Magots, Paris or the Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. He is interested in the layers of history (the sense of what came before) and the famous people who might have sat in the same seats and enjoyed the same social environment (Fitzgerald, Hemmingway, Sartre, Picasso, Joyce etc).

He observes and likes to imagine the little dramas that go on in people's lives around us.

Afterall it is us humans and the little stories between us that in reality bring, what we understand as the world, to life !

 

YOU'RE THE TOPS

(Glasgow)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
91cm x 91cm

 

£3600

 

FIREFLIES

(Paris)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
91cm x 91cm

 

£3600

INFORMATION
(Union Station, Los Angeles)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
102cm x 71cm

 

£3600

JUKEBOX
(Coronado Island, San Diego)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£800

NOW VOYAGER
(Queen Mary)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
61cm x 61cm

 

£2400

MOUSETRAP

(London)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
89cm x 89cm

 

£3500

DRAGONFLIES

 

Acrylic on Canvas
61cm x 61cm

 

£2400

MATINEES DAILY

(Coronado Island, San Diego)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
51cm x 41cm

 

£1900

ROYAL STREET

(New Orleans)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
102cm x 76cm

 

£3700

LIFT

(Queen Mary)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
61cm x 61cm

 

£2400

STARBOARD DECK

(Queen Mary)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
51cm x 41cm

 

£1900

YE DANCIN ?

(Glasgow)

 

Acrylic on Canvas
76cm x 61cm

 

£3000

 

FRANK McNAB

Cerebral with an impressive interest and relationship with literature and poetry.

Frank has always had a visual imagination.

For many years a Trade Union Convenor, he connects (emotionally) to the human issues and has a deep sense of fairness and justice for the vulnerable in society.

His paintings are engineering masterpieces.
In Frank's paintings a series of symbols come together to reveal his message or meaning.

The viewer has to work at their understanding. It is a bit like a cryptic crossword, if you can unravel the clues and piece together the answers, you get an immense sense of pleasure and psychological reward.

McNab is one of the greats of modern (art) storytelling. His clever narratives (books on canvas) are hyper-engaging and have so much power on the wall.

 

NOSTALGIA FOR AN IMAGINARY TIME

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

WHITEINCH, THE LAST LIBRARY

 

Oil on Canvas
30cm x 40cm

 

£1800

JUDE, THE OBSCURE

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

FIND THE GUILTY PARTY

 

Oil on Canvas
100cm x 85cm

 

£5000

MABEL BROADBEAR - A SHORT STAY IN A STRANGE GARDEN

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

BONNIE LESLEY

 

Oil on Canvas
120cm x 90cm

 

£2800

THE NEW GARDEN

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

THE SELKIE

 

Oil on Wooden Panel
140cm x 120cm

 

£4800

THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

SUMMONING THE SELKIES AT KISHORN BAY

 

Oil on Canvas
30cm x 25cm

 

£1500

ROAMING THE WORLD WHILE SICKNESS KEEPS MY BODY IN PRISON

 

Oil on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

 

£2200

WHITEINCH, THE LIBRARY CLOSED

 

Oil on Canvas
30cm x 40cm

 

£1800

 

NICHOL WHEATLEY

The artist's role is to look-into society from the outside (a parallel corridor).

Wheatley is already famous for his collaboration with (celebrity) Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) (author, artist, playright and poet) in the production of his (public work) ceiling murals for Oran Mor. Wheatley also created a stunning series of Tam O'Shanter celiing murals as part of the project.

Wheatley's work is focused on the human condition.

He is in the process of writing a book to himself called 'the Cloud Diaries' which include a series of human stories (morals) drawn from his life.

The main stories will also feature illustrations (paintings) some of which are included below (pre-publication).
These paintings draw on and explore human experience (including gaining perspective, relationships, loss, challenges and mountains to climb, dreams and frustration).

Wheatley is another of the cerebrals and we are extremely lucky to be able to view and appreciate this clever and deeply engaging body of (historically significant) work.

 

A LOSS,  THAT NO DISTANCE CAN SOFTEN

 

Oil on Linen

60cm x 60cm

 

£1800

SOLD

A COLD SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE

 

Oil on Linen

36cm x 40cm

 

£850

AMONGST THE MANGROVES

 

Oil on Linen

51cm x 40cm

 

£1200

WINTERREISE

(Ben Vorlich)

 

Oil on Linen

89cm x 130cm

 

£4800

LIGHTENINGS VIII

 

Oil on Linen

76cm x 101cm

 

£3600

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

 

Oil on Canvas

44cm x 34cm

 

£950

GLASGOW AS A GIRL

 

Oil on Canvas

122cm x 108cm

 

£4200

WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS

Kenrara

 

Oil on Linen

61cm x 46cm

 

£1400

DANCING AS THE WORLD ENDS

 

Oil on Canvas

108cm x 122cm

 

£4400

THE DREAM OF THE BOAT ON FIRE, AT THE FAR END OF THE LOCH

 

Oil on Linen

46cm x 76cm

 

£1800


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