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Art to admire at two of London’s Art Galleries

In Skylark 2 at the moment, Trinidad Ball’s contemporary oil paintings are demanding the attention of most visitors.  Her striking pieces of artwork are created through her exploration of colour, light and form, along with her attention to detail. The aubergines in one of her large paintings (included in her feature exhibition which runs until the 24th Aug) are so realistic you may need to stop yourself from reaching out to squeeze one. Trinidad will be at the gallery in the Oxo Tower on Thurs 14th, Wed 20th and Sun 24th Aug and will be glad to chat about her new work, inspired by memories of her birthplace, Spain.


Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf also has a very colourful, inspiring collection of art on show which enhances the fun and welcoming atmosphere in the gallery.  Following on from Gill Hickman’s feature exhibition, Wilf Frost is the current featured artist unitl 17th Aug.  Wilf creates intriguing mixed media canvases and paintings, inspired by his urban environments and the daily happenings encountered with family and friends.


As part of the SLAM Last Friday event on 29th Aug, Steve Yeats will be in Skylark Gallery 2 to discuss his new sculptures. Other artists will most likely be milling around too, happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the variety of artists in our galleries and their artwork on display.

Follow Skylark on Instagram

skylarkinstagramSkylark Galleries can now be found on Instagram! Images of hundreds of paintings, prints, sculptures and more by the Skylark artists can be found on the image-sharing and social media service. It’s an excellent way of exploring the range of work the galleries have on offer before coming in to see the work for real. How do you find us on Instagram? Visit: www.instagram.com/skylark_galleries_London#

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Kit Boyd is new featured artist in Skylark 2


Kit Boyd, The Fox and The Falconer, acrylic on board

Kit Boyd is the new featured artist in Skylark 2. As well as his prints, Kit is showing drawings, paintings and hand-coloured versions of his etchings and engravings.

The show continues from Monday 8 April until Sunday 21 April – the gallery is open from 11am to 6pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.

Congratulations to Deana!

deanarowanWe are happy to pass on the good news that Skylark 2 artist Deana Lee has given birth to a boy, named Rowan. He was born on 16 March, and weighed in at 7lbs 2ozs.

Deana may be taking a short break from the gallery, but her ceramics remain on display in the Skylark 2 on the first floor of the Oxo Tower,

Congratulations to Deana and dad Tim from all of us at Skylark!

Ann Gordon joins Skylark Galleries

portrait Welcome to Ann Gordon who has just joined Skylark Galleries showing her range of original prints in the Oxo Tower Wharf space. She was born and brought up in the north-west of England, and studied fine art in Sheffield. She has worked in kinetic sculpture, animation, film-making, and more recently printmaking and bookbinding.


Ann Gordon, Ramsgate

“I work quickly and change subjects often,” Ann says, “but there is a recurring theme in my work. I like to record what is around me but I also want to transform and translate my surroundings so that my feelings lie behind the finished print.”

There is a great chance to meet Ann and other Skylark artists at the South London Last Fridays opening at Skylark Gallery 2 on Friday 29 March, when the gallery will stay open late until 8pm. Ann will be talking about her work and the variety of different processes she uses, including photoetching, collography, etching and woodcutting, and available to chat to over a glass of wine.

Ann Gordon, Doorbells

Ann Gordon, Doorbells

A selection of Ann’s work is on constant display in Skylark, along with the works of all the other gallery artists. Want to know more about Ann’s work? There’s more information at her website: www.anngordon.co.uk.

International Women’s Day marked at Skylark Galleries


Kathleen Dutton’s paintings, Jennifer Dutton’s prints, and the sisters in Skylark 2


To mark this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, and the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival—WOW—which runs from 6-10 March, sisters Jennifer Dutton and Kathleen Dutton are the featured artists exhibiting their work at Skylark 2. Jennifer’s lino prints and Kathleen’s paintings explore life and growth, and continue at the gallery on the first floor of Oxo Tower Wharf from 16 February to 10 March 2013.


Gill Hickman, Fire

In Skylark 1, the featured artist Gill Hickman is showing her new large embossed prints for the first time. Her work draws from the layers, patterns and textures found in the environment and in life. Gill is giving a talk at Skylark 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf on Friday 22 February at 6.30pm, when the gallery will stay open until 8pm. Gill’s exhibition, “Embossed and Embellished”, is at the gallery from 16 February until 1 March.

For details of talks, conferences, events and more on the South Bank, visit the Women of the World website.

Burns Night at Skylark Galleries

Kathy Dutton's I Dream'd I Lay

Kathy Dutton’s I Dream’d I Lay

Burns Night – a celebration of the 254th birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns – is being marked at Skylark Galleries on Friday 25 September from 6pm to 7.30pm as part of the South London Art Map’s Last Friday event.

Artists attending include Viv Phelan, Angelique Hartigan, Jenny Dutton, Jane Skinner, Sara Sherwood, Gill Hickman  and Kathy Dutton, who will read extracts from Burns’s I Dream’d I Lay, which inspired her painting of the same name.

It may not currently be as cold down south as north of the Scottish border, but that will not distract us from warming ourselves with homemade shortbread and mulled wine: you are invited to join us.


Burns Night shortbread by Jane Skinner

It is also the last few days of the Skylark sale, which ends on Sunday. There are still great reductions on paintings, prints and ceramics, so pay us a visit this weekend. We look forward to seeing you.


Trinidad Ball’s portrait on BBC Your Paintings website

Trinidad Ball’s portrait of Professor Geoff Whitty, the former director of the Institute of Education, University of London, which commissioned and owns the work, has been included in the Public Catalogue Foundation, and can now be seen on the BBC’s Your Paintings website. More than 210,000 works of art in the UK’s nationally owned collections in museums and other institutions are featured on the website. Drop in to the Your Paintings website, and pay Trinidad’s painting a visit!

Shop on the South Bank: win £500-worth of gifts

Skylark Galleries is taking part in a fantastic opportunity for you to win products worth £500, such as jewellery, furnishings and art, from independent retailers at Gabriel’s Wharf and the Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank. All you have to do is pick up one of the cards, shown above, and have its reverse stamped by each participating store.

The cards will be available from Skylark Galleries and other venues soon!

Completed cards must be handed in by 23 December, and the winner will be announced in January.