SEASCAPES AT THE MINSTER GALLERY
Relive the glorious days of summer at The Minster Gallery on Great Minster Street in works by Isle of Wight artists Jo Bemis and Christie Bird, whose paintings capture the essence of the countryside and coastline. While Christie’s gesso-based still lifes are inspired by shingle beaches and fields of wild flowers, Jo focuses on the nature of moving water in intense seascapes.
01962 877601 www.minstergallery.com
SKY PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT BELL FINE ART
See works by figurative artist and former Sky Portrait Artist of the Year runner-up Luis Morris at Bell Fine Art on Parchment Street. Renowned for their soft, light, hazy pastel shades of oil colour rendered in slabs of paint, often reminiscent of a patchwork quilt, they straddle the boundary between the abstract and the representational.
01962 860439 www.bellfineart.co.uk
CONTEMPORARY ART AT CANVAS GALLERY
Canvas Gallery at 169 High Street, near City Mill, offers highly-collectable, limited-edition signed prints and original art work from a range of contemporary artists and photographers from across the world.
The gallery, which was established in London, boasts work from high-profile artists such as legendary musician Bob Dylan and infamous forger John Myatt, as well as up-and-coming artists like Robert Oxley and Carly Ashdown, plus Marvel Comics prints signed by Stan Lee.
01962 708400. www.canvasgallery.com
Illustrator Jonathan Chapman creates detailed figurative images full of colour, working under the name Illustration by Jonathan.
His work is used commercially and is also widely exhibited. This image is one in a series of Winchester illustrations available to buy as prints direct from his website. He’s also available for private commissions.
QUIRKY AND WHIMSICAL AT WINCHESTER FRAMING
Believe it or not, the whimsical and highly collectible work by water colourist Daniel Mackie takes some of its inspiration from naval tattoos. His colourful and detailed collection of animal prints is only available in the city from Winchester Framing on City Bridge, with prices starting at £50 for a print or just £3 for a card.
01962 854072 www.winchesterframing.co.uk