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Sea Edge Exhibition: 20th-29th October

Don’t forget to pop into the exciting Sea Edge art exhibition at the Tin Tabernacle, Hythe which starts today and runs until the 29th October!

The exhibition, part of the Folkestone Triennial Arts Festival, is open from 10am-6pm and will be showing the work of some really gifted artists, all working in a wide range of different media.

Hastings Pier. Oil on board. 8″ x 16″. £650

The sea, and people’s differing responses to it, is the theme of the exhibition and the artists exhibiting are Annie Catford, Laura Froude, David Lay, Andy Maguire, Phyllis McDowell, Catherine Robinson, Mike Sanders, Dee Taylor, Steve Thompson and yours truly!

Alongside some truly beautiful paintings there will be browsers and greetings cards, all with a sea-relate theme.  So it should be a really great show with something for everyone.

Sandcastles at Viking Bay (study). Oil on board. 8″ x 10″. £450

Hope to see you there!

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Gift Vouchers – An Ideal Christmas Gift!

Have you noticed, now that it’s autumn, how quickly Christmas seems to appear over the horizon?

Already shops are filling up with Christmas cards, gifts and food whilst restaurants are taking bookings for the big day.

Peene Church, near Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.

All this means that we will all have to start soon giving some thought to what to buy for our loved ones, always a difficult decision to get right!

Why not indulge the artist in your life with a gift voucher from Paul Apps Fine Art?

The voucher can be for any amount and can be used for anything the recipient may want, from artist materials, through to art lessons, demo evenings or art workshops.

A voucher can even be put towards that long held dream of a commission or an original oil painting by Paul Apps – the choice is yours!

Road to Preston Village in Winter by Paul Apps U.A.

Gift vouchers can be purchased at the gallery or ordered via the website. Please include ‘gift voucher’ in the tag line.

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Sea Edge Exhibition, Hythe – 20th-29th October 2017

I’m delighted to be a part of the forthcoming Sea Edge Exhibition to be held at the Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe from the 20th-29th October, 10am-6pm.

The exhibition is being held as part of the Folkestone Triennial Arts Festival and this dynamic exhibition includes work by myself and a further 9 artists.

The exhibition is based around the theme of the sea and the artistic response to its physicality and the symbolic hold that the sea has on the human imagination.

Sennen Cove by Paul Apps. Oil en plein air. £450.

Lower Sands, Dymchurch by Paul Apps U.A. Oil. £650.

Although chiefly focussed on visual art, the Sea Edge exhibition also draws on poems and prose which examine man’s relationship with the sea, with each artist selecting texts that have a personal resonance or connection to their work in the show.

Artists exhibiting work include Annie Catford, Laura Froude, David Lay, Andy Maguire, Phyllis McDowell, Catherine Robinson, Mike Sanders, Dee Taylor and Steve Thompson.

It should be a really good exhibition so I hope you can make it!

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Commissions… An ideal gift

All artists love a commission as it enables them to create a piece of work that is deeply personal to the client and which is much more personal than a just photograph.

Black Labrador by Paul Apps U.A.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have been commissioned to paint a wide variety of different paintings from beloved pets through to family members and everything in between… I’ve even been commissioned to paint a race horse!

Aldaniti by Paul Apps U.A.

Throughout this time my price for a commissioned piece, dependent upon size, has remained the same.  Sadly, though, in line with increasing costs, my charge for commissions will have to increase from January 2018.

However, all commissions received before the end of 2017 will remain at the pre-increase price even if it is not required until 2018.  So now is the ideal time to commission that painting of a family member or pet that you’ve been thinking about!

Chris by Paul Apps U.A.

Commissions make ideal gifts and are something to treasure, enjoy and pass on as a family investment.  For a no obligation discussion about commissioning a painting please contact me via my website.

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Paul Apps Fine Art Collector’s Club

Last Light Springbok by Paul Apps. 12″ x 18″ Oil on canvas. £1,400.

As you may be aware, I’m a passionate supporter of wildlife conservation and, through charity auctions, sales of paintings and personal donations, have raised thousands for animal charities over the years.

The charities I’ve given support to include the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Save The Rhino, Africat and Tuskforce.

Lord Duma by Paul Apps U.A. Limited edition fine art lithograph 220m x 400mm. £20.50.

To continue to support this work, I have recently set up PACF (Paul Apps Conservation Fund) to enable me to have more control over where the money I donate is spent.

I want the money to be used to directly aid conservation efforts on the ground rather than disappearing into Director’s salaries and advertising costs!

Right Behind My Mum by Paul Apps U.A.  8″ x 11″ Oil on canvas. £695.

To support PACF I have set up a new venture, the Paul Apps Fine Art Collector’s Club.

This club, exclusively for those who have collected my work over the years, provides great membership benefits including 25% off selected original paintings, 50% off selected prints and an exclusive opportunity to purchase selected limited edition prints (run of 30).

To aid conservation 10% of all the money raised through sales to club members will go to PACF to fund vital conservation work.

Namibian Whispers by Paul Apps U.A. 16″ x 30″ Oil on canvas. £3,950.

So, if you’ve brought my work in the past, want to know further details about the Collector’s Club and/or would like to become a member, please email me via the Gallery website with the tagline ‘Collector’s Club’.

Young Maasai by Paul Apps U.A.

Limited edition fine art lithograph. 280mm x 200mm. £18.00 + pp.

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Commission – Italianate Garden

Commissions are important to artists.  Not only are they a validation of your art, as people have chosen you and your work specifically, they provide an opportunity to really create a painting that is deeply personal to the client.

That being so, I was pleased to be able to be commissioned recently to paint a beautiful Italianate garden, not my usual subject of dogs, pets and people but an enjoyable challenge nonetheless!

Garden Loggia by Paul Apps (private commission).

The cool of the shady loggia and the inviting waters of the pool contrasts so well with the vibrant blue of the sky and acid green of the hedging.  It really gives a sense of the lazy heat of a Mediterranean afternoon.

The painting was commissioned by a friend of mine who was delighted with the result!

If you would like to commission an original painting, either for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, please contact the gallery to discuss your requirements.

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Summer Exhibition & Sale Day

Summer Exhibition & Sale Day – Saturday 19th August

Come along on Saturday 19th August to the Exhibition and Sale of the paintings from the book ‘Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic’ at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

Water, in all it’s variations, is the subject matter of the exhibition and there are paintings depicting local scenes of the Romney Marsh as well as from Scotland and the USA.  There really is something for every taste!

All the paintings in the exhibition are available to reserve/purchase at a fixed price of £850 and are beautifully presented in a handcrafted and painted wood frame individually created for that painting.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

There will also be a wide range of original paintings, prints, signed books, gifts and art materials.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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New Studio & New Paintings

In order to make more room at the gallery to display my work, I’ve slowly been moving all my painting gear from it’s old position just in front of the gallery window.

Instead, I’ve relocated my paints, easel and canvases to my new studio, in my garage!

The new studio is still very much a work in progress, as I’m having to adapt it to suit my needs, but I’m finding it very liberating as it allows me to concentrate entirely on painting.

I’m not distracted by the hustle and bustle of the gallery and the all temptations to waste time that Hythe can offer!

Sunset over Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe.  28″ x 20″. Oil on canvas. £1,950. BUY NOW

I’ve produced some work that I’m really delighted with since relocating there.  I’ve been focussing in particular on the magnificent sunsets, cloud formations over the sea and local scenes such as these ones here.

Summer Fun at Sunny Sands. 8″ x 10″. Oil on canvas board. £450. BUY NOW

Skies over Dymchurch Bay. 12″ x 12″ Oil on board. £600. BUY NOW

Dymchurch Sands Sunset. 12″ x 16″ Oil on canvas board. £850. BUY NOW

Dymchurch Sands Sunrise. 12″ x 12″ Oil on board. £600. BUY NOW

More details on the new studio to follow as it slowly comes together!

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Reminder for your diary – Summer Open Weekend

Just a quick reminder that our fabulous Summer Open Weekend will be held at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe gallery on the 19th-20th August!

Russell Gardens, Kersney Abbey£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Friday 18th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm – Preview and Evening Reception

Join me for drinks on the evening to preview the paintings.

Saturday 19th August, 10am to 5pm – Sale Day

All the exhibition paintings will be sold in a handmade frame for a fixed price of £850!

Lake Farmhouse. £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  It’ll be a fun event so I hope to see you there!

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Summer Open Weekend

Summer Open Weekend!

River Thames and Tower Bridge. £850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

To celebrate summer I’m holding an Open Weekend at my gallery, Paul Apps Fine Art, at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and would like to invite you to join me!

The occasion is to showcase the 24 paintings that I created for my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic which published in 2015 by Search Press.

Water, in all its many variations from mighty rivers to babbling brooks, is the subject matter and the paintings include local scenes from the Romney Marsh as well as from across the UK, alongside scenes from further afield including the USA and Scotland.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Invitation Preview Evening and Reception: Friday 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm

Join me for drinks on the evening before the sale day to preview the showcase paintings.  You will be able to secure your favourite painting before the sale begins!

Sale Open Day: Saturday 20th August, 10am to 5pm

Come in and meet me and see the stunning range of paintings in the gallery. Alongside the showcased artwork there is a good selection of original oil and watercolour paintings, prints, art books, gifts, cards and artist’s materials.

This is the first time the paintings have been released and each painting is a one-off original.  Each painting will be sold at a fixed price of £850!!

The paintings, each sized at 12″ x 16″, will be sold framed.

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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