Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Art

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Exhibitions

LAPADA ART AND ANTIQUES FAIR BERKELEY SQUARE, 24-28 September 2014

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Bekeley Square, Mayfair, London is this Autumn's must-visit event for sourcing and buying fine art and antiques. Amomg the exceptional works on offer are furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. The Fair will take place from Wednesday 24 Spetmber until Sunday 28 September 2014. Click here to download a complimentary invitation. To read more click here.

 

24th - 28th September 2014More information

Master Drawings and Sculpture Week, part of LONDON ART WEEK, 4-11 July 2014

Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd will be exhibiting at Illustrationcupboard Gallery, 22 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL.

Saturday 5 July, 12.30pm: ‘What to look for when buying old Master Drawings, tips and pitfalls’, part of Brown’s London Art Weekend

Sunday 6 July, 12.30pm: ‘What to look for when buying old Master Drawings, tips and pitfalls’, part of Brown’s London Art Weekend. click here to see a YouTube video clip of the talk

Friday 11 July, 11am, 'Giovanni Bandini and his work in the Duomo, Florence', click here for bookings.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12 noon-5pm, reception 5-8pm, click here for your invitation.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE AND DETAILS OF LECTURES

4th - 11th July 2014More information

Science Museum London 2014

Science Museum, South Kensington, London, 6-9 February 2014.

For a complimentary invitation to the preview and fair click here

To see a Youtube video of a lecture given by Crispian Riley-Smith click here.

For further details click here.

6th - 9th February 2014More information

Master Drawings New York 2014

Master Drawings New York
Saturday 25 Janaury till Saturday 1 February, preview Friday 24 January, 4-8pm.

Exhibition at Shepherd W & K Galleries from till February 22 2014. Receptions Friday January 24, 4.00-8.00pm and Saturday January 25 from 3.00-6pm. Gallery address 58 East 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10075. Tel: + 1 212 861 4050 To read a press release and see exhibition times and news, click here. To see a Youtube video of the exhibition with an introduction by Crispian Riley-Smith click here. Gallery hours Tuesday till Saturday, 10am-6pm.

To download an invitation to the exhibition click here.

To download a complimentary invitation to the preview click here.

For full details on all the Master Drawings New York exhibition follow this link For further details click here.

25th January - 1st February 2014More information

Old and New Masters: Pictures, Drawings and Sculptures 2013

Old and New Masters: Pictures, Drawings and Sculptures

To see a Youtube video of the recent exhibition at Skipton Castle, click here.

During the exhibition and any time afterwards, Crispian Riley-Smith will offer tips and suggestions for framing, mounting, valuations, insurance, buying and selling of pictures, or any other questions you may have.

    

Crispian Riley-Smith interviewed Tom Hallifax prior to the exhihibition and an interview on YouTube can be see by clicking here.

Crispian Riley-Smith interviewed Mark Adlington prior to the exhihibition and this interview is on YouTube can be see by clicking here.

30th November - 2nd December 2013More information

Master Drawings and Sculpture Week 2013

New Master Drawings and Sculpture Week, formerly Master Drawings in London, part of London Art Week, 28 June till 5 July 2013

To see a YouTube video of this exhibition click here.

Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd is pleased to participate in this week.

There will be two special exhibition at The Illustration Cupboard, at 22 Bury Street, St.James's, London, SW1Y 6AL, click here for the location on Google Maps.

28th June - 5th July 2013More information

The Art of Botanical Pictures 2013

The Art of Botanical Pictures: Still Life’s and Plants’ and ‘The Art of Drawing in Italy Drawing’. To see the press release on the first exhibition, 'An Extraordinary Collection of 20 Botanical Pictures by Carl and Henry Ulke' click here

 

Exhibition from Saturday 26 January - February 23 2013

Shepherd/ G & K Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075, Tel: 212 861 4050

Location on Google earth

Open Tuesday till Saturday 10am-6pm.

Part of Master Drawings New York, Saturday 26 January-Saturday 2 February, 2013, preview Friday 25 January, 4-8pm.

Gallery open Monday to Saturday 11am - 6pm

Sunday 27 January 2-6pm

Shepherd/ G & K Galleries in New York will be hosting this exhibition, and is the eighth joint exhibition held at the gallery in New York with Margot Gordon Fine Art and Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd. Click here for an invitation to the exhibition.

26th January - 23rd February 2013More information

Master Drawings London 2011

July 1-8 Master Drawings London 2011, at The Illustration Cupboard, 22 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL.

Click here for the location on Google Earth.

Open weekdays 10 am - 6pm

Special Open weekend Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 June 10am -7pm

Click here for an invitation to the exhibition:

Catalogue available on request, click here to take you to an on-line catalogue and order form

For details on Master Drawings London 2011 week and other exhibitions click here.

1st - 8th July 2011More information

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase 2011

March 18-27 2011, TEFAF Maastricht Showcase, MECC Maastricht.

See this link to the TEFAF website, please click here.

View a virtual tour of my stand at the 2011 TEFAF Showcase.

If you click here you can see a map of the fair, I am in the upper right corner, circled Showcase C.

Full details of new drawings at the fair see the website on Saturday 19th March 2011.

18th - 27th March 2011More information

Master Drawings New York 2011

Master Drawings New York, 2011

22 January-29 January 2011, preview Friday 21 January, preview 4-9pm, this exhibition continues till 19 February.

Gallery opening timings during Master Drawings New York week:

  • Saturday 22 January: 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 23 January: 3pm-7pm
  • Monday to Friday 11am-6pm

Click here to see details on the brochure, and some of the highlights. Further details see press page.

I am pleased to be having my sixth exhibition with Margot Gordon at Shepherd-Derom Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10075. Telephone: +1.212.861.4050

For details about all the exhibition click here.

22nd - 29th January 2011More information

Master Drawings London 2010

Master Drawings London
3-9 July 2010, 22 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL

Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions and Italian Drawings from a Private Collection. To view the e-catalogue click here.

Special Open Weekend:

  • Saturday 3rd July, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 4th July, 12 noon till 5pm

Open Evening:

  • Tuesday 6th July until 8pm

Weekday open

  • 10am-6pm or by appointment out of these hours.

 

3rd - 9th July 2010More information

Master Drawings New York 2010

Master Drawings New York, 2010
23 JANUARY-20 FEBRUARY 2010, preview Friday 22 January, preview 4-9pm

SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON DUTCH DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS-PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW.

I am pleased to be having my exhibition with Margot Gordon at Shepherd-Derom Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021. Telephone: +1.212.861.4050

Click here for the location on Google Earth

23rd January - 20th February 2010More information

The Northern Art Show 2009

13-15 NOVEMBER 2009: THE NORTHERN ART SHOW
www.northernartshow.com/

Halls M & C, Harrogate International Centre

Opens

  • 11am-9pm Friday 13 November
  • 11am-6pm Saturday 14 November
  • 11am-4pm Sunday 15 November

I will be participating in this exciting contemporary art show for the second year, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. If you would like some tickets do let me know. FREE ticket click here and print http://www.northernartshow.com/eticket/eticket.jpg

13th - 15th November 2009More information

Master Drawings London 2009

Master Drawings London
4-10 July 2009 at 22 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL

Exhibition of Master Drawings: 16th Century to Contemporary Botanical Watercolours by Evelyn Binns and Annie Patterson. Click here for the press release http://www.riley-smith.com/crispian/press-releases/

  • Preview: Friday 3rd July, Drinks 4pm-8pm
  • Special Open Weekend:
    • Saturday 4th July, 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 5th July, 12 noon till 8pm
  • Open Evening: Tuesday 7th July until 8pm
  • Weekday open 10am-6pm or by appointment out of these hours.

Lecture: Thursday 9 July 2009, 2.30pm by Helen Allen: Director of Botanical Painting and Illustration at the English Gardening School 'Inspired by Nature, A Contemporary View'. For tickets contact crispian@riley-smith.com

 

 

4th - 10th July 2009More information

Brigitte Daniel - The Garden Restaurant 2009

Brigitte Daniel, SBA at The Garden Restaurant, The Walled Garden at Scampton, 23 June- 6 September 2009 EXTENDED TILL END OF OCTOBER, Daily except Monday 10am-5pm, see www.scampston.co.uk

23rd June - 6th September 2009More information

Master Drawings New York 2009

Master Drawings New York, 2009

24 JANUARY-21 FEBRUARY 2009, preview Friday 23 January, preview 4-9pm

I am pleased to be having my fourth show at Shepherd-Derom Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021. Telephone: +1.212.861.4050

Click here for the location on Google Earth

The exhibition will focus on contemporary botanical watercolours by Evelyn Binns and botanical old masters like the one below. For images of drawings follow this link http://www.riley-smith.com/crispian/drawings/

24th January - 21st February 2009More information

Contemporary Botanical Watercolours and Drawings 2008

Crispian Riley-Smith is pleased to announce an exhibition of botanical watercolours including works by Evelyn Binns, Sally Crosthwaite, Brigitte Daniel, Valerie Dugan and Belinda Noble. This focus exhibition of pictures by established and respected artists will be a visual feast. Also on exhibition will be The Highrove Florilegium, by kind permission of Addison Publications.

Contemporary Botanical Watercolours and Drawings, Friday 5th till Sunday 7th December 2008 inclusive.

The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RZ
Location click here http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=HG1+2RZ+&countryCode=GB

Opening Friday 5th December and closing Sunday 7th December 2008

Open daily 10 am till 6pm

Sally Crosthwaite (1944)
Magnolia
Watercolour, signed
610 x 510 mm. (24 x 20 in.)

Brigitte Daniel (Beaconsfield 1959)
Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Branklyn'
Watercolour, signed with initials and dated Spring 06
490 x 300 mm. (19 1/4 11 3/4 in.)

Valerie Dugan (1943)
Dendrobium 'Polar Star'-Orchid spray
Watercolour, signed
160 x 220 mm. (6 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.)

 

The Highrove Florilegium
www.addisonpublications.com

Sally Crosthwaite (1944)
Fritillaria imperialis
Plate 9 from Vol I of The Highgrove Florilegium
Copyright A G Carrick

5th - 7th December 2008More information

Master Drawings London 2008

Master Drawings London, 5-11 July 2008 at 22 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL

My annual exhibition of Master Drawings will be at a new location, 22 Bury Street [The Illustration Cupboard], and will be an exciting showcase of two exhibitions.

Master Drawings from 16th Century to a special exhibition of Contemporary Botanical drawings.

Bridget Gillespie (born 1962 Brighton)
Malus Sylvestris, Pteridium Aquilinum, Cirsium Vulgare, Helix Herdera
Signed, pencil and watercolour
575 x 400 mm. (22 5/8 x 15¾ in.)

Evelyn Binns (Born Orpington 1945)
Helleborus orientalis (black form)
Pencil, watercolour on vellum, signed, 355 x 255 mm (14 x 10 in.)

John Pastoriza-Piñol (born Melbourne, 1975)
Araucaria bidwillii
Signed, watercolour

At 22 Bury Street, Saint James’s, London, SW1Y 6AL

  • 5 July-11 July 2008
  • Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Preview 4 July
  • 4-8pm Drinks
  • Weekend Openings
  • Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6 July, 10-5pm
  • Special Evening Opening
  • Tuesday 8 July, 10 am-8pm
  • Drinks from 5pm

Also on exhibition will be a copy of ‘The Highgrove Florilegium’.

See for details on the exhibitions. http://www.masterdrawingsinlondon.com/

5th - 11th July 2008More information

The Northern Art Show 2008

21-24 MARCH 2008

THE NORTHERN ART SHOW

www.northernartshow.com/

Halls M & C, Harrogate International Centre

Opens

  • 2pm-9pm Friday 21 March
  • 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday 22 & 23 March
  • 11am-5pm Mnday 24 March

I will be participating in this exciting new contemporary art show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. If you would like some tickets do let me know.

21st - 24th March 2008More information

Shepherd-Derom Galleries, New York 2008

18 JANUARY-14 FEBRUARY 2008

I am pleased to be having my third show at Shepherd-Derom Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021. Telephone: +1.212.861.4050

Open times during the exhibition are:

  • Daily 10am-6pm [Closed Monday and Sundays}

I will be having a special focus exhibition on Dutch 18th Century watercolours and drawings. This is one of the first dealer exhibitions in the U.S.A. devoted to this fascinating subject. Many of the drawings and watercolours from this period are in an excellent condition, and the subject matter very appealing, often documenting social scenes, working life, landscapes and recording the natural habitat such as birds. Included in the exhibition are works by Hermanus Petrus Schouten (1747-1822) of The Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; three drawings by Nicolaes Aartman (1713-1793), two Skating Scenes and one of a Chamber Ensemble with Singers; two charming watercolours by Abraham Meertens of A Menagerie of Birds; four exotic watercolours of Birds by Aert Schouman (1710-1792) and many others watercolours and drawings from this period. Also included in the exhibition will be drawings and watercolours by Italian, French, Flemish, German, Spanish and British masters.

For further details and list of other participants:www.masterdrawingsinnewyork.com

18th January - 14th February 2008More information

The Crown Hotel. Harrogate. 2007

30 November-9 December 2007

The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RZ

IMAGES NOW ON LINE

I am pleased to announce a forthcoming exhibition of Four Contemporary Masters: Mark Adlington, Christian Furr, Howard Morgan and Simon Palmer.

at The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RZ

Opening Friday 30th November and closing Sunday 9th December 2007

Week Day Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday, 10 am-6pm

Special Weekend Openings

  • Saturday 1st December, 12 noon-5pm
  • Sunday 2nd December, 12 noon-5pm
  • Saturday 8th December, 12 noon-5pm
  • Sunday 9th December, 12 noon-5pm

Crispian Riley-Smith is pleased to announce his first forthcoming exhibition of contemporary artists. In the centre of Harrogate, in the antique quarter, at the Crown Hotel there will be an exciting exhibition of four contemporary masters: Mark Adlington, Christian Furr, Howard Morgan and Simon Palmer.

 

Crispian Riley-Smith is well known in the art market for dealing in Old Master Drawings, and has been responsible for organising Master Drawings London and Master Drawings New York. Since moving to Yorkshire a year ago he has been looking for an opportunity to start a new venture in the active art market in Yorkshire. He has selected these four artists, who are well known and respected artists, and have significant followers.

Mark Adlington is an outstanding draughtsman of wildlife. His subjects range from cattle to otters, wolves and birds of prey. Born in 1965 Mark spent some of his childhood in Yorkshire near Harrogate. After training at City and Guilds School of Art, London, he currently works from his studio in London and South of France. Included in the exhibition will be a large body of his work from pastels to oils.

Christian Furr, born 1966, is the youngest artist to have officially painted the HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1995. The exhibition will include a loan portrait from a private collection of Gered Mankowitz, the famous musical photographer from the 1960s. A selection of Christian's new work, including 'Fall Off', a work that is inspired by the work of David Hockney and Edward Hopper.

Howard Morgan, born 1949, is a brilliant portrait and figurative painter. His work has often been compared to John Singer Sargent, however according to Howard’s website, ‘a truer comparison would lie with Annibale Carracci, whose artistic freedom of movement and impasto technique captured the imagination of post Renaissance Roman patrons’. Howard’s portraiture is on permanent display in the National Portrait Gallery in London. His commissions have included HM The Queen of The Netherlands to Tom Stoppard.

Simon Palmer, born 1956, is an artist who was born in Yorkshire and has spent most of his life in the county. His subject matter is inspired by his surroundings. His jewel like landscapes have been inspired by Sir Stanley Spencer and Simon’s detailed style is reminiscent of Spencer. Palmer has had two recent events at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, one was a solo show another was ‘Palmer’s Choice’.

The exhibition will present four very different, but highly regarded, artists with works ranging in price from £300 pounds to £30,000.

30th November - 9th December 2007More information

Master Drawings in London 2007

Master Drawings in London 2007

at John Mitchell Fine Paintings, 44 Old Bond Street, London W1, Friday 29th June-Friday 6th July 2007

Week Day Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday, 10 am-6pm

Special Evening Opening

  • Tuesday 3rd July, till 8pm

Weekend Openings

  • Saturday 30th June, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 1st July, 10am-5pm

For further information on Master Drawings in London, follow the link: www.masterdrawingsinlondon.co.uk

Free Lectures at Gallery

  • Monday 2nd July, 10.30 am
  • Thursday 5th July, 10.30 am
  • Friday 6th July, 10.30 am

I will be giving a lectures in the gallery on each of these days, and will be providing a complimentary tea or coffe afterwards. The lecturs are free but if you wish to book a place or let me know you are coming contact me at crispian@riley-smith.com

Katharine Holmes is an artist who has become known for her paintings which capture the Northern Landscape, predominantly her native Yorkshire Dales. Born into a Malhamdale family of painters in 1962 and following degree study in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Katharine returned to the Yorkshire Dales in 1990. She often paints outside in all weathers sometimes incorporating elements of the landscape such as grasses and gravels found on site into her paintings. She works in a range of media from oil on canvas to watercolour on paper her paintings attempting to capture the feeling of being in the landscape. Exhibiting her work nationally and internationally her paintings are in many private and corporate collections including that of Leeds University where she held her first major solo exhibition in 1999. In June 2009 she returned to The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University to show new paintings and an installation of drawings as part of a large retrospective exhibition “A Malham Family of Painters”. In the last decade Katharine has travelled widely and painted in Japan, Kenya, New England, Italy and Greece. Nearer to home she has since student days painted in Wester Ross drawing inspiration from the rugged and wild landscapes of the Torridon Mountains and Applecross Peninsula.
The paintings Katharine will be exhibiting at Scampston were made over the last couple of years. In responding to intimately known places the paintings attempt to capture the weather and the feeling of being in these places. Fascinated by the effects of light the paintings are as much about atmosphere as they are about the physical features of the landscape. Working in a range of media from ink, watercolour and gouache on paper to oil or acrylic on canvas the intensively worked and layered surfaces of the paintings are an equivalent to the landscape and the forces which have shaped it. In the words of Norman Adams, RA, RWS who taught Katharine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne:
“It is not so much that Katharine Holmes makes statements about her native landscape as that she is constantly questioning and trying to discover its essence. Then she tries to fuse her materials to her subject-matter, by means of emotional understanding, and they become one.”

29th June - 6th July 2007More information