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Frank Bowling, whose 1960s work ‘Cover Girl’ features in a LRG double portrait of his sons, opens at Tate Britain tomorrow.

A retrospective of the work of abstract expressionist Frank Bowling OBE RA, whose 1960s painting ‘Cover Girl’ features in an LRG double portrait of his sons by Stella Tooth, opens at the Tate Britain tomorrow until 26 August.

The work featured in the Lots Road Group’s exhibition last year ‘Connected: the changing face of Britain‘ and explains, in the devisive times of Brexit, how the artist is connected to his sons.

Ben, on the left of the painting, says: “Cover Girl’ is one of dad’s 60s pop-art painting that points to his future abstract work. Above the female figure is a stencilled image of Bowling’s Variety Store, Frank’s childhood home in New Amsterdam, British Guiana. The painting connects we two brothers, born in the 1969s, with our father, his art and autobiographical references that are part of our heritage.”

On graduating with a silver medal in painting from the Royal College in 1962, Frank Bowling left London for New York, fleeing attempts to pigeon-hole and exclude him from the mainstream of British art. After years of transatlantic commuting he settled in London where, in his eighties, he still paints every day. His Tate Britain retrospective will establish Frank as one of today’s most brilliant painters and illustrates, in vivid colour, how Britain has change in the last half century.

Stella’s connection with her sitters: “I met Ben when studying with his German wife Susi and was introduced to Frank at one of Ben and Susi’s Christmas parties. Nowadays, I meet Susi and Ben at the Tate whenever I’m teaching drawing there for Sketchout Recently, Ben, who’s a Professor of Criminology at Kings College, London and writes songs and performs with his band ‘Doc Bowling and his Blues Professors’ as does his wife Susi, a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, jointly commissioned me to draw Johannes, their saxophonist son, as I now specialise in portraying performers. Early last year I noticed one of Frank’s Tate paintings was missing – Mirror, on loan to the Royal Academy – and Ben explained that he and Sacha are starting to help their father to manage his formidable body of work held in private and public collections worldwide and the idea for the painting was born!”

An extract from the LRG’s Connected catalogue

To read a preview of Frank Bowling’s Retrospective at the Tate Britain click here

Congratulations to Sarah Jane Moon on having her portrait selected for the BP Portrait Awards!

Lots Road Group member Sarah Jane Moon’s painting of Dr Ronx features in the National Portrait Gallery’s Whats On Guide for June – August.

Keep an eye open when you’re out and about on the tube as you just might catch sight of it advertised on the tube!

The exhibition runs at the NPG from 13 June to 20 October 2019. So make a date to see Sarah’s portrait in the frame!

LRG marks International Women’s Day

LRG marks #InternationalWomensDay with a reminder of our past exhibition Portrayed! 25 years of inspiring women – past chairs and founders of the #InternationalWomensForumUK.

To see our catalogue and learn more about these fascinating women and our experience of painting them, click here.

Portrayed! Catalogue cover

LRG celebrates World Book Day

As @worldbookday passes for another year, here’s a reminder of the LRG’s portraits for The Art of Reading in association with @booktrust.

Commission a portrait

Caroline Dawnay by Sarah Richardson
Celine Klein by Christine Klein

LRG member Colleen Quill’s Mayfair show

54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair W1J 7QX

LRG’s Colleen Quill will be exhibiting her paintings in London from Monday, 22 April through to Saturday, 27 April in a gallery in Shepherd Market, Mayfair. 

The exhibition kicks off on Bank holiday Monday and Colleen will be there all day, every day.  On Saturday Colleen will offer visitors a welcome drink.

The gallery is just opposite Green Park tube Station and is surrounded by lots of restaurants. Hope you can make it!



Amazing 360 degree photos of Connected: the changing face of Britain

Another first – 360 degree views of our latest exhibition by Lots Road Group member Stuart Howitt.

The exhibition runs at Waterstones Gower Street until Thursday 10 January.  It is sponsored by Heatherleys and is in association with Children & the Arts. Many works – those connected to the theme and secondary works showing more of each artist’s practice – are for sale.

 

Thanks to all who came to last night’s Connected PV!

More than 175 people came to the Private view of Connected: the changing face of Britain last night.  It was fantastic to see so many of our sitters.  The Lots Road Group’s Hilary Puxley explained the intention of our exhibition, born of a simple idea in divisive times to portray a person to whom we had a personal connection and, like casting a pebble in a pond, to see where the ripples would take us.   The answer was that our connections extend very far indeed and reveal much about the identity of 21st century Britain.

She introduced Rosie Millard the CEO of our exhibition partner, Children & the Arts, who welcomed our partnership, not least because our show celebrates life with all its diversity and difference.  She spoke of the work of the charity to bring art into an active and lively engagement with children and young people, many of whom have not experienced art and creativity before.

We are hugely grateful, as always, to our exhibition sponsors where we all studied Heatherleys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connected Private View tonight!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all at the Private View of Connected: the changing face of Britain at Waterstones Gower Street from 6.30-8.30pm tonight!

Sponsored by Heatherleys, and in association with Children and the Arts, the exhibition not only includes paintings on the main theme, but self-portraits and, new this year, an insight into the practice of each artist which includes more portraiture, performer portraiture, landscape, life drawing and still life.

To see the catalogue of the themed portraits – and learn about the fascinating stories behind them – click here.

Below you will see examples of the majority of other works for sale, together with a price list and contact details for individual artists.

CONNECTED – the changing face of Britain  PRICE LIST

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

      Cover Girl – oil on canvas 100x80cms  £1,200

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

      Diego Barros – oil on canvas 100x100cms  £2,500

       3.SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reynolds@aol.co.uk

       Sophie Robinson – oil on canvas 50x50cms £3,500

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

      Abi – oil on canvas 70x84cms £3,450

  1. MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

      Tommi – oil on canvas 60x76cms  £2,000

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

      Krishna Istha – oil on canvas 97x122cms  £2,600

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

       Boris – oil and spray paint on canvas 100x120cms £2,950

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

     Putting the world to rights – oil on canvas 64x74cms NFS

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

      Tim – oil on canvas 61x51cms NFS

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Sarah – oil paint and gold leaf on canvas 90x90cms £2,500

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Kathryn – oil on canvas 100x 80cms NFS

  1. MARK STEVENSON : markstevensonpaintings.com

    Portrait of Patrick – oil on canvas 30x40cms NFS

  1. HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

    Soli with Sindhi Malir  – oil on canvas 70x60cms NFS

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Annie – oil on canvas 70x90cms £2,950

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

     John Shields – oil on board 30x30cms  £850

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

    Portrait of Victoria – oil on artboard 39x39cms NFS

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Заплетали – oil and fabric collage on canvas 50x50cms NFS

OTHER PAINTINGS FOR SALE by LOTS ROAD GROUP  PRICE LIST

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Braided  –  oil on linen  43x102cms  £2800

Alla Broeksmit Braided oil on linen 43x102cm £2800

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

Study – Linda’s class at Heatherleys – oil on paper/button polish 33x33cms NFS

Laurence Collis Study Linda's class at Heatherleys oil on paper button polish 33x33cm NFS.JPG

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

   Tired – oil on artboard 23x32cms  £495

Maureen Nathan Tired oil on artboard 23x32cm £495

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

    Red Windmill :  oil on canvas 13x28cms £550

Elizabeth Shields Red Windmill oil on canvas 13x28cm £550.JPG

  1.    HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

Margo, study – Oil on canvas 10x15cms £250

Margo, oil sketch

  1. MARK STEVENSON : stevenson.mark@talktalk.net

   Blue Shirt – oil on canvas 35x45cms £240

Mark Stevenson's Blue Shirt oil on canvas 35x45cm £240.jpg

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

   Garden Peonies – oil on canvas 64x94cms £1950

Colleen Quill Garden Peonies oil on canvas 64x94cm £1950.jpg

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Cinq Tournesols – oil on canvas panel 44x44cms £695

Christine Klein Cinq tournesols oil on canvas panel 44x44cm £695.JPG

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

    Landscape in Andalusia – oil on canvas 75x60cms £800

Lucinda Rendall Landscape in Andalusia oil on canvas 75x60cm £800.jpg

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Elizabeth – oil on linen 70x50cms £1300

Sarah Jane Moon Elizabeth oil on linen 70x50cm £1300

SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Self-portrait – oil on canvas £600

SEE CATALOGUE (LINK ABOVE)

  1. SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reymolds@aol.co.uk

    Sunset – Lake Vannen Sweden £1700         

Sarah Reynolds Sunset - Lake Vannen Sweden £1700.JPG                   

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

    Love is forever – oil on canvas 55x70cms  £1500

Stuart Howitt Love is forever oil on canvas 55x77cm

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

    Never the bride – liquitex/inktense pencil/acrylic paper 52x70cms  £440

Never the Bride - Nikki Lamborn-002.JPG

  1.    MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

    Prince Harry – acrylic on board 35x45cms £450

Martin Burrough Prince Harry acrylic on board 35x45cm £450.JPEG

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

    Winter Glow – oil on board 62x62cms £300

Katherine Firth Winter Glow Oil on board 62x62cm £300

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Nude Balanced – pastel on paper 60x75cms £475

Sarah Richardson Nude Balanced Pastel on paper 60x75cm £475

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Carl – oil on canvas 100x80cms NFS

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Finally, if you are interested in commissioning a portrait from the Lots Road Group, here’s all you need to know.

LGR2018:A5 commissioning card:Stella