Updates of the latest additions to the List & other bits and pieces.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
From Newton to Allchurch by way of.......
This is a work - after Algernon Newton - by an artist called Emily Allchurch who I discovered after a friend bought an earlyish work by her 5 or 6 years ago. She achieves the same unsettling calm as Newton in her large-scale transparencies mounted as light boxes.
www.offthelist.co.uk is the result of years of voracious antique buying around the UK; no auction, dealership or junk shop (a favourite haunt) failed to keep a gem buried or kitsch ceramic unpurchased. Subsequently, the house began to bulge at its seems and my more formal selling outlets were never going to be suitable showrooms for the whimsy and delight of my ever expanding collection. The lady in my life, I discovered, began to dig into drawers and siphon off surfaces suitable trinkets for presents and through her unintended genius Off the List was born!