Spring 2024 mixed art exhibition : by gallery artists & guest artists

"Pinks", collagraph by Mary Gillett

Our Spring 2024 mixed exhibition features over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus four guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. Devon-based Mary Gillett has produced four gorgeous collagraphs which we exhibit along with the corresponding block. These contrast with more visionary oils from London-based Consuelo Child-Villiers. Superb seacapes and coastal oils from Kim Pragnell and a charcoal study that deftly contrasts curvature of the boats with the linearity of the yard architecture. Bristol-based Ruth Ander hangs a variety of her monprints. The Hampshire artist Philippa Headley adds her impressionistic landscape oils. Imogen Bittner has some new textile pieces as well as work from London-based guest artist Chloe Fremantle and pieces by local guest artist Sarah Batt. A variety of raku ceramics are with us from London-based artist Alison Wear as well as stonework from Sarah Moore and the fine metal/glass/stone scuptures from Bershire based Johannes von Stumm are joined by pieces from London based sculptor Almuth Tebbenhoff.

Consuelo Child-Villiers

Astral Planing - oil on canvas by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Consuelo Child-Villiers at work
Consuelo Child-Villiers at work

Consuelo Child-Villiers was born in 1953 in the UK to an English Father and Italian/Spanish Mother.

Consuelo lived between the UK and Italy throughout her childhood. Her Father moved to Jersey C.I. when Consuelo was a child . She was educated in the U.K. and spent holidays in Jersey and Italy.

Consuelo trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence Italy, where she studied sculpture. After spending a year travelling through India she returned to the Accademia and studied painting, followed by a year studying Modern Art at Forte studios in Florence.

Consuelo studied History of Art at Christies Fine Arts in London.

Her work has been acquired by various private collectors throughout Europe and the US and by corporations such as Debeers. Consuelo has exhibited her work extensively in London, New York, Italy and the South of France.

After twelve years in the South of France Consuelo now lives and works in London.

‘’…..bold line creates a strong geometry of often unlikely juxtapositions, the effect is to produce a powerful design element which both reinforces and constrains the content.
Thus, though she chooses to investigate a magical dream-like world, there is nothing mellow or whimsical in Consuelo’s style.”

Galleries Magazine

…..a vividness of colour, including dreams of a planetary sky, nature in all her luxuriance, feminine sensuousness and creature wilderness.
Then, with unexpected references to the mythological, an attraction for masks, for flora and movement, one is in the company of Matisse and up on the wings of Chagall.

Marie-Pierre Paulicevich
Nice Matin

Consuelo Child-Villiers returns to Mayfair this month ….with paintings which inhabit a magical world of mystery and imagination….fantasy animals, mysterious masked figures and fluid shapes recalling the Viennese Secessionists…there’s a hint of the Renaissance in the rich ,vivid colours and decorative detail of clothing and fabrics…

Arts/TMFB

website: www.consuelochildvilliers.com

 

Necklace in Gold - oil and gold leaf on canvas - Consuelo Child-Villiers
Necklace in Gold – oil and gold leaf on canvas – Consuelo Child-Villiers
Winged Panther by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Winged Panther by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Lion - oil on canvas - Consuelo Child-Villiers
Lion – oil on canvas – Consuelo Child-Villiers
Grain - oil on canvas - Consuelo Child-Villiers
Grain – oil on canvas – Consuelo Child-Villiers
Ghost Writer by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Ghost Writer by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Gabriel - oil on canvas by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Gabriel – oil on canvas by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Eggs by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Eggs by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Bouquet - oil on canvas - Consuelo Child-Villiers
Bouquet – oil on canvas – Consuelo Child-Villiers
Astral Planing - oil on canvas by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Astral Planing – oil on canvas by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Acrobat - oil, collage, mixed media on gesso - Consuelo Child-Villiers
Acrobat – oil, collage, mixed media on gesso – Consuelo Child-Villiers
Puma by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Puma by Consuelo Child-Villiers
Consuelo Child-Villiers at work
Consuelo Child-Villiers at work
Consuelo Child-Villiers
Consuelo Child-Villiers

Autumn 2023 mixed art exhibition : by gallery artists & guest artists

from "The old boatyard, Cremyll, Cornwall" by Kim Pragnell

Our Autumn mixed exhibition features over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus four guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. Newcomer Consuelo Child-Villiers brings visionary oils. A nautical theme comes from printmaker Colin Moore and Kim Pragnell’s charcoal deftly contrasts curvature of the boats with the linearity of the yard architecture. Hill forts enter by way of landscape monoprints from Bristol-based Ruth Ander. The Hampshire artist Philippa Headley adds her impressionistic landscape oils to the mix alongside the detailed landscape etchings of Devon-based Mary Gillett. A variety of raku ceramics are with us from London-based artist Alison Wear as well as stonework from Sarah Moore and the fine metal/glass/stone scuptures from Bershire based Johannes von Stumm. Imogen Bittner has some new textile pieces as well as work from London-based guest artist Chloe Fremantle and pieces by local guest artist Sarah Batt.