The RBSA is a great place to find that special Christmas gift to treat a loved one. With a range of stunning original artworks for sale, in a variety of media, you’re sure to discover a perfect present for the art enthusiast.
Here are some highlights from our annual Members & Associates Exhibition (on until 24 December), displayed across our three floors of gallery space:
Winter Trees, Mauve Skies
Alison studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and took early retirement to dedicate herself to an art career.
She has exhibited successfully in many UK regional galleries including a recent one person show at the Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington and two person show at the Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe. Alison also shows at the Affordable Art Fairs in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York with the Linda Blackstone Gallery. She was elected in April 2018 as an Associate member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
Spanish Raisin Field
Eric Gaskell has exhibited around the world as both a painter and printmaker since the 1980s. His work combines colour, drawing, and composition to create bold and vibrant lino-cut prints and mixed-media pieces.
Jain McKay studied 3 Dimensional Design at Wolverhampton University followed by Contemporary Practice at University College Falmouth.
She is a member of Birmingham Printmakers and exhibits extensively in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, selling work all over the world. Her technique is very individual, using large format drypoint print in editions of 12, she works into each one them with oils, layers of collagraph, ink or drawing, each one ends up very different.
Natalie graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Coventry University. She is one of our Next Wave Associate artists, and says: ‘My work captures buildings in a state of dereliction and shows the confusing nature of exploring abandoned places where one decaying element often blurs into the next.
‘I experiment digitally with a painterly aesthetic and collage elements from my photographic documentation to build each composition. I aim to capture the essence of these places before they disappear.’
Lunchtime, San Gimignano
Terry Lord’s oil paintings reflect a wide variety of urban scenes at all times of the day and night. His work is influenced by the Impressionists.
Sunlight Filtering Through Trees – Wyre Forest
Robert Perry is known nationally and internationally for his adventurous lifestyle, based on his commitment to ‘Direct Response’ (painting on location). Robert has tackled subject matter ranging from his native Black Country to the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the battlefields and tunnels of the First World War.
Petra lived in Botswana for ten years and says: ‘That time had a profound impact on my life and I keep on going back, sometimes for three months at a time.
‘Living in South Africa, then Botswana and many other African countries made me love the continent and gave me a bit of understanding of African people and their way of living and thinking.
‘I try to express my feeling and understanding of Africa in my work.’
Michael Sadler typically works on a series of paintings around a given theme. Although often abstract, his starting points are firmly rooted in the visible world.
You can view the rest of the exhibition on Flickr.
By Alfie Hancox and Louise Palfreyman
Visit our Gallery soon or call 0121 236 4353 to make a purchase. Artworks purchased as Christmas gifts can be taken home from 20 December. You’ll find us just off St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.