Portal Painters - Scots Artists12. Jun - 23. Jun 12 / ended The Coningsby Gallery
11 am - 5 pm late night 12 June until 8pm
Portal Painters Scots Artists
New work by Scots Painters Louise Higgins, Whyn Lewis, James McNaught, Heather Nevay and Peter Thomson.
Portal Painters have exhibited superb finely detailed figurative paintings with a surreal feel since 1959
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Birds of Paradise
by ulalume 18.06.12 15:15
Heather Nevay's grotesque, ageless children, in boxes or with boxes stand still in transparent clothes on mythical landscapes. They also stand facing the exquisite elegance of Whyn Lewisâ€™s harts and hounds that hover timelessly on monochromes. While Peter Thomsonâ€™s families - as nightmares - are forever self-absorbed, and noisy, in the next room.
This refreshing collection of new-surreal high-finish paintings has temporarily cast its net on a side street off Tottenham Court Road. Most of the busy lunchtime queuing and stressed of life passers by will continue their daily cycle undisturbed. The lucky few will fall gladly into this Venus Flytrap; this magical place that puts all work troubles into perspective, as these birds of paradise, though trapped, like us, stare back, for once, acknowledging us.