Anick Goodchild has today launched her new online art gallery: Anick Goodchild Fine Art, selling contemporary art online at www.anick-goodchild-fine-art.com. The gallery, run from her home on the Hampshire / Surrey borders, allows collectors to browse new shows online, and buy some exceptional original Fine Contemporary Art for delivery straight to their home, ideal in this time of Covid. The gallery can arrange framing and advise on purchases also, though being a small one-woman-band as of yet, email is how you contact the gallery - firstname.lastname@example.org. All very ‘2020’!
The choice of art launching the gallery reflects Anick’s keen eye for the very best artists working in the medium of paint today. The launch online show, entitled ‘Contemporary Art Today’ showcases four very different Contemporary artists producing some extraordinary work using the medium of paint on canvas.
‘Contemporary Art Today’ - the artists.
First up, Anick has the privilege of working with the leading English Romantic Painter Hugo Grenville. Hugo’s love of detail, pattern and colour, and his quintessentially ‘English Romantic’ eye for beauty in still life, nudes, flowers, interiors and landscapes creates a sublime body of work, available online for the first time.
Hugo Grenville, Still Life With Orange Book. Oil on canvas. 46 x 38”. Price on application.
“Hugo Grenville’s work may be informed by centuries of art history, from Boticelli’s idealisation of beauty, to Patrick Heron’s love of textile or Pollock’s celebration of the medium of oil paint, but he transcends all those to find an artistic expression that is entirely his own – canvasses that capture the exuberance and timelessness of a romantic English vision.”
Helen Rosslyn, Writer and Television Presenter
Andrew Weis has been selling his large-scale Abstract Expressionist work since 2010 when he first exhibited with Gallery Violet and the Affordable Art Fair with Anick’s last venture, a pop-up gallery. Andrew trained at the New York School of Visual Arts and is an exceptional talent in his chosen style, Abstract Expressionism in the same realm as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Joan Mitchell. In the same we he creates often very large-scale, bold, colourful and fabulously beautiful works on canvas, and now more affordable pieces on paper also.
Emerging artist Blair Zaye has been developing his style since Art School with an MA from the Chelsea School of Art and working in New Zealand most recently under Covid lockdown, producing an exciting new series of abstract works on paper and canvas called ‘DemiUrge’ after the Greek for ‘Creator’. His work in the 'DemiUrge' series has strong graffiti instincts, layering brushstrokes, drips, spray paint and sometimes, LED lights to make marks against a desaturated background, referencing old master portraiture.
Bonno van Doorn is a Dutch artist who already enjoys some renown in Europe, having exhibited widely across the continent. Bonno loves to play with the white space of the canvas, creating colour, rhythm with instinctive marks with drips, scratches, with influences from graffiti, Basquiat, Miro and Kandinski.
Anick Goodchild says of the selection of work in her new online gallery:
"I'm thrilled to bring an exciting show of with Internationally renowned artist Hugo Grenville, wonderful American Abstract Expressionist, Andrew Weis, and also Blair Zaye, an emerging artist and Chelsea School of Art MA, and Bonno van Doorn, a highly respected contemporary Dutch artist, working in a graffiti-style reminiscent of Basquiat’.
Anick Goodchild says of her new online art gallery:
"I had kept in touch with so many wonderful artists, and still had a few of their pieces in storage from my last shows running a pop-up gallery, so I wanted to start selling again. I would love to open a physical gallery but in this time of Covid, a physical shop did not seem like the most sensible course of action! Since I was last in the business, selling art online has become much more widely accepted, and the web tools have come on in leaps and bounds, allowing collectors to get a sense of the proportion and scale of a work as seen in a room, for example’
"I am very happy with this new site and feel it gives the art in this first show the space to speak to collectors in the privacy of their own homes."
"Where we differ from other online art galleries is of course in our selection - it's very much more curated than any of the other ones out there, which I have found one needs to rather trawl through to find great work. I do offer choice too, of course, with some very different artists coming on the site during each individual show - but they are all carefully selected for their excellence, and the beauty of their work. They are professional artists I have known for a long time, and I am delighted to be able to reach a wider audience now, and online sales for the first time."
Online sales only.
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Please contact Anick on the numbers below with any questions including high res. jpegs.
Anick Goodchild . 01428 288 514. 07384 302 406.