" Ross - A Journey into Art explains how I became involved in the world of art along with my main inspirations and ideas and influences behind my paintings" Ross Eccles
After his most successful exhibition ever with us last year, Ross Eccles chose to launch his book, "Ross - A Journey into Art" at the gallery alongside another amazing collection of his works. The book gives a unique and deeply personal introduction to one of Europe's most prolific and inimitable contemporary artists.
Some of the work featured in the book had been specifically chosen to hang in the exhibition and collectors old and new were able to get their book signed and have a chat with Ross on the night.
"We would like to thank Art Decor Gallery and Ross Eccles for their tremendous support to our school. The event was lively, informative and in addition raised an amazing £2,000 for our appeal." Lilian Croston, Principal of Westholme School."
Parents, friends and teachers from westholme School joined us at the gallery along with artist Ross Eccles for a fund raising evening to raise money for their proposed 'Arts & Craft Design Centre'.
Ross engaged everyone with a talk on how the brain works and on his mindset when working artistically.
A painting Ross had produced and generously donated whilst on a workshop at the school raised £1,500 on the night, and a further £500 was raised through a raffle of three original paintings by three of our other artists.
Mr Ainsworth was utterly delighted to receive a raffle prize of an original Elaine Cooper entitled 'Setting Up' which was part of her 'Shop Windows' collection.
Julian Hindle who had purchased one of Ross's paintings on the night was pleasantly surprised to be adding a watercolour by Geoff Butterworth entitled 'The Day Winds Down' to his growing collection.
Carol Hindle, a keen John Thompson fan gasped with delight at landing an original sketch by the artist.
"I like to capture memories of those times of the day when nature creates a wealth of magical colour...." Suzanne Cannon
Our 2009 Christmas exhibition was a huge success, despite the weather, and featured the works of three Lancashire-born artists, Suzanne Cannon, Trevor Lingard and Peter worswick. Suzanne Cannon is forging a burgeoning reputation in the gallery as a new and refreshingly original semi-representational landscape/seascape artist. Her evocative landscapes, often typified by dramatic sweeping skies, attracted lots of attention by those who preferred an 'edge' to their art.
Watercolour artist Trevor Lingard displayed a wide variety of nostalgic and modern day subject matter in the 'Viewing Room'. His architectural and figurative scenes depicted a loose, fresh and bold impressionist style which reflected scenes of mood and atmosphere.
Peter Worswick used the exhibition to launch his figurative work in oil, which were very well received, alongside a selection of his very successful acrylic and epoxy resin contemporary woodland scenes of birch trees and bluebell woods.