New Limited Edition Prints for Spring...Coming Soon
The new year brings with it new hope and opportunities...and Collier & Dobson are bringing you all NEW limited edition prints! We are thrilled to be launching a tantalising new collection of art to brighten your day (and your walls!) in just a couple of weeks time.
Art to Brighten the Gloomiest Winter Day
You don’t have to wait for the summer to enjoy panoramic sea views; take full advantage of the nautical whimsy in Gary Walton’s Waiting For the Tide which balances the warmth and familiarity of the seaside with a romantic simplicity, creating an air of nostalgia that lulls you into a sense of calm and serenity.
For the Love of Dog...
The antics of our canine companions, and the outpouring of love we have for them is a joyous thing to behold, as are the many depictions of our puppy pals the art world has to offer. From Pablo Picasso’s delightful depictions of Lump, a frolicsome Daschund with whom he had a wonderfully fond friendship, to more contemporary compositions, our pampered pooches prove just as popular on canvas as they are in our homes.
Traditional Winter Festivals in December
Each year it seems that the seasons change a little, and become less defined, yet certain traditions and festivities prevail to this day. Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (and longest night), falls on the 21st or 22nd December, and is observed worldwide in many different ways. The Hopi Indians celebrate Soyal, one of their most important ceremonies, in which they call the sun back from its winter slumber.
Home Decor Trends for Winter 2022
The darker days of Winter are a great time to experiment with some new lighting to help brighten your home, or to add a splash of colour with some new soft furnishings and artwork.
UK Art Attractions to Brighten Your Autumn
As we move through autumn and into winter, the days continue to grow ever shorter and darker...The lower levels of daylight at this time of year can mean that we experience a dip in our serotonin levels which can, in turn, lead to low mood and feelings of depression. The changing seasons certainly can affect our wellbeing but, thankfully, art can help.
Autumn Inspired Art
The colours of the autumn season are a rich collection of deep red, warm ochre, and scorched amber hues. These burnished colours, along with the drop in temperature and changing flora and fauna of this time of the year, have the ability to conjure up a host of feelings within us, like nostalgia for days gone by; collecting conkers and walking along leaf strewn streets whilst trick-or-treating, a sense of anticipation for the upcoming winter festivities and cosy nights by the fire, and a wistful recollection of the days of summer as we bid them farewell until next year. It is not surprising, then, that autumn has long been a source of inspiration for artists.
Can Art Promote Relaxation?
With its warmer weather, trees vibrant with leaves, and a bit of time off from theworking week, the summer season has proved to be a great time to practice a bit of self-care. If you’ve relished the opportunity to indulge in a little ‘me time’, why not continue your practice into the cooler months, when we often need it the most.So, what can we do to promote a little tranquillity in our lives, and can ‘art’ help to induce a sense of relaxation? There is certainly some testimony to suggest so.
New Limited Edition prints for September
We are thrilled to have launched a large collection of exciting new limited edition prints today from in-demand artists Aaminah Snowdon, Anthony Dobson, Bev Davies, Dominique Salm, Jake Winkle, Jo Quigley, Josie Appleby, Rosa Sepple and Chris Ross Williamson.
Leading Art Trends of 2022
Fashions and trends are a constantly changing entity in every area of life, and the world of art is no exception.If you look at any art movement throughout history, it is possible to see how an endless list of factors unique to the time; including politics, culture, conflict, and environment, have influenced individual artists, their work, and what people want to see the most.
How Banksy Became One of Britain’s Most Infamous Contemporary Artists
One morning in the late 90s, the town of Stokes Croft, Bristol awoke to a large wall mural depicting a teddy bear branding a molotov cocktail aimed at three armed policemen. The scene, which was painted across the wall of a solicitor’s office, is said to allude to the illegal raves that were becoming increasingly popular in the area. It is also thought that the specific trigger for this painting came from the Winterstoke Road riot; an event whereby police officers attacked unarmed partygoers. It was titled Mild Mild West (alluding to Bristol being in the west country) with the alias ‘Banksy’ signed below.
What is Modern Art?
The term, however, is actually used to describe artistic works created from the 1860s to 1970s (more recent and present day works are referred to as 'contemporary' or 'postmodern' art). According to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Industrial Revolution greatly influenced late 19th Century artists to break with tradition, and to begin experimenting and creating art more suited to the evolving 'modern age'.
A Brief History of Father's Day
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.
Home Decor Trends for Summer 2022
As we make our way into the temperate month of June, let's take a look at 5 décor trends tipped to be big this summer. 1 - Limitless Luxe Pinterest summarise the Limitless Luxe trend as a way of introducing a little luxury into the “least-expected corners of your home”, so that every nook and cranny radiates luxe, and even the utility room or under-stairs study area are filled with opulence.
What's Hot in May 2022 – Love, Laughter, and Lunar Celebrations!
From ongoing pandemics to heart-breaking conflicts and rising heating costs, it has been yet another shaky start to everyone's year. But we're now nestled in the warmest month of spring, and hopefully many of us can look forward to brighter days to come. Joyfully, May kicks off with the feel-good observances of Global Love Day and World Laughter Day; both falling on the first day of the month.
Looking After Our Green Spaces and Britain's Urban Wildlife
You don't have to live in rural areas to find a wealth of wild animals in the UK. In Britain's towns and cities, it is possible to spot birds of prey, urban foxes, bumblebees, and tufted ducks to name just a few. The Wildlife Trust states, “The green spaces of our towns and gardens bring nature into our daily lives, brightening our mornings with birdsong and the busy buzzing of bees”.
How Easter is Celebrated and Why
The popular Christian festival and cultural holiday is joyously anticipated each Springtime, enjoyed for its message of hope and renewal and is celebrated in a wealth of ways, some of which may seem unconnected to its religious beginnings.
Colour Choices in Our Homes
We spend a lot of time carefully perusing paint swatches and flicking through fabric samples to find the colours that are 'just right' for our homes, even finding ourselves revisiting them and redecorating only a few years later.Not only do we make colour choices to reflect and help communicate the way in which we are currently feeling but we might also choose specific colours to influence how we aspire to feel.
How Art Can Elicit an Emotional Response
You may have experienced the power of a piece of music, a film, a photograph or painting to make you feel something, from joy or despair to excitement, and even distaste. Indeed, it is frequently argued that the generation of an emotional reaction is fundamental, and even the reason for, creating art. Aesthetic responses to art have historically been considered basic stimulus responses, but more recent studies, in which celebrated art historian Alexander Nemerov has been involved, suggest that these emotional responses are actually more complex.
A Resurgence in Popularity for Figurative Art
In recent months, after an arduous couple of years of museums sitting empty when the world was plunged into a communal lockdown, a number of high profile figurative art exhibitions have popped up in galleries and institutes around the globe. This has brought about a resurgence in the prominence offigurative art in popular culture...And the trend is set to continue in throughout 2022 in locations including London's Tate Modern, The Metropoloitan Museum of Art, Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria, and Florence's Museo Novecento.
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