Category Archives: Gallery

Fine Art Christmas Cards

With Christmas rapidly appearing over the horizon, I now have a range of fine art Christmas cards in the gallery.

These cards, all based on original paintings of mine, show seven different scenes, including Peene Church, Folkestone under snow, winter woodlands at Saltwood and Brockhill Park in winter.

Peene Church, Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.

Woodland Morning by Paul Apps U.A.

All cards printed on high quality card and are left blank for your own message.

The cards are £2.50 each.

Pop into the gallery to see the full selection.

Alongside Christmas cards there’s also a wide selection of blank cards depicting wildlife and local scenes to suit any occasion.

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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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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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Summer Open Weekend: Exhibition Preview

Preview Evening – Friday 18th August

I’m delighted to invite you to attend the preview of a one-off exhibition of my paintings at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

The evening begins at 6.30pm and wine and nibbles will be served.

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

This is the first that all of the paintings from my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic (2015) have all been exhibited together and, as you can see, water, in all it’s variations, is the subject matter!

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 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″

You can register your interest in attending by emailing  paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Preview Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Or, if you’re local to Hythe, why not pop along during the evening?

Hope to see you there!

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

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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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More Cornwall news!

I’ve just returned from my painting trip to Cornwall and had a great time. It really is a wonderful part of the country.

I’m also very delighted to announce that I’m now working with the prestigious Waterside Gallery in St Mawes, just along the coast from Truro!

Of the 22 paintings I completed during by trip, I sold one painting immediately upon completion and the remaining 21 were snapped up by Waterside Gallery, who absolutely loved them.  The paintings will be exhibited and sold there.

The Waterside Gallery, St Mawes, Cornwall.

The gallery showcases work by local artists as well as those who artists love to paint Cornwall and Cornish themes.

The Waterside Gallery is located right on the water’s edge in the beautiful village of St Mawes, surrounded by stunning scenery such as this, the view just outside the very front of the gallery. A perfect location for my Cornish paintings!

View from the Waterside Gallery looking towards Carricknath Point and Falmouth Bay.

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New en plein air paintings

Alongside my recent foray into watercolour I’m still regularly out and about painting en plein air in oils now that the summer is well and truly here.  I do so enjoy taking my bike Priscilla and getting out onto the beautiful Romney Marsh.

St Mary’s Road.  Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450.  BUY NOW

I try to go out at least once a week and not to let bad weather get in the way, as you can see from this painting of Marine Walk Street, Hythe, which was painted as I sheltered from a heavy downpour!

Marine Walk Street, Hythe. Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450.  BUY NOW

These are some of my most recent en plein air paintings.  I do hope you enjoy them!

Last Light at Burmarsh.  Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450. BUY NOW

Lower Sands at Low Tide.  Oil en plein air. 8″ x 10″. £450. BUY NOW

 

 

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Further adventures in watercolour…

Dungeness Caravan.  Watercolour. £95. BUY NOW

In my last post I mentioned about rediscovering my love of watercolour and I’ve been very busy painting in this most demanding of mediums.  I’m still really enjoying the challenge.

I feel that the rapid response of of watercolour as a medium allows me to be very fluid in my mark-making.  Also, the softness of watercolour really suits the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the Romney Marsh.

Here are some of most recent watercolour works and there are more available on my website.

I do hope that you enjoy them!

Fishing boat at Hythe. Watercolour. £75. BUY NOW

Martello Towers Sunset. Watercolour. £75. BUY NOW

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New paintings in watercolour…

Enchanted Lake.  Watercolour £145 BUY NOW

On the Beach at Fisherman’s Bay, Hythe.  Watercolour £145. BUY NOW

Thames at Westminster Bridge.  Watercolour. £145. BUY NOW

As you’re all aware my medium of preference is oil paints.  Recently, though, I’ve been doing some watercolour work and I find that I’m really enjoying it!

I started in on watercolour again due to the forthcoming Search Press book Painting Wild Animals in Watercolour which is due out in 2019.  The two animal paintings here will be in the new book.

African Afternoon.  Watercolour.  Not for sale.

Shadow Elephant.  Watercolour.  Not for sale.

I’m really enjoying the fluidity of watercolour as a medium and I’m appreciating the speed with which I can paint and capture the moment.

However, watercolour can be an unforgiving taskmaster!  The speed in which the paint dries means there’s little room for error and you have to be certain that the brush marks you’re making are right first time!

Here are a couple of my recent watercolours which are now available to purchase.

I hope you enjoy them!

Dymchurch Morning.  Watercolour. £95. BUY NOW

Lion in Trafalgar Square.  Watercolour. £145. BUY NOW

Margate Beach.  Watercolour. £95. BUY NOW

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Changes at the gallery

The new shelving and display boxes…

I’ve recently had a change-around at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent with the introduction of a larger selection of my original watercolours and prints.

In order to show these off to their best advantage, I brought glass and metal shelving units (which took a while to put up!) and wooden boxes (currently being painted) in which to display the mounted watercolours and prints.

The shelving also gives me more space in which to display my stock of gifts and artist’s materials and the pretty pale blue display boxes give the gallery a lovely, summery feel!

If you’re in Hythe why not drop into the gallery and check out the changes and view the new stock of watercolours and prints?  See you soon!

The display boxes once painted.

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