Kenyan wildlife artist

Wildlife Art in the Making

We are delighted to have a new collection of four outstanding wildlife oil paintings by the award-winning Kenyan artist and conservationist Karen Laurence-Rowe on our forthcoming exhibition.  To provide a greater understanding of her process and to allow more people to share with her imagery, she has made this short video which we have pleasure…

new website

Announcing our new website!

Fillingdon Fine Art is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, with the all-important ‘hover’ button, allowing you to examine images in close detail.  You will also be able to view all the new work together and then refer to the relative pages of the individual artists in whom you are most interested. …

Karen Laurence-Rowe

Wildlife paintings video

Thanks to the talented Kenyan wildlife artist Karen Laurence-Rowe for this video showcasing her four oil paintings on our winter exhibition.  It gives a unique insight into the inspiration behind her award-winning work and highlights her passion for Africa’s wildlife.  Karen gives generously of her time and work for conservation and we are privileged to…

Velolife Cafe

Acrylic and Cake Anyone?

The paintbrush door handle is a clue.  But it still seems unlikely that inside this metal container parked in a lay-by on a pretty leafy country lane in Berkshire, works a Mozambican artist by the name of Walter.  Yet, here he is, smiling, congenial, and happy to show any passing interest his distinctive, vibrant acrylic…

stoneware urns

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Against a backdrop of recent terrible events, here’s a feel-good story to warm hearts.  We have a collection of beautiful large garden pots by the talented Yogi de Beer at the gallery and a few evenings ago our beautiful Springer spaniel, with her highly sensitive nose, trotted round and round them, sniffing and searching.  Upon…

She is Back!

Fillingdon Fine Art is delighted to announce the return of our beautiful and much-loved ‘gallery dog’ Fina.  She was stolen from her kennel on 28th November 2016 and found on 12th May in Hampshire.  We’d like to express a huge thank you to the kind person who took her in, cared for her and contacted…

Artist Cathy Layzell

We first met in hospital.  Not an auspicious start but paintings by Cathy Layzell were already adorning the illustrious walls of the private Constantiaberg Medi Clinic – soothing sea-views and expansive landscapes – so she suggested we meet there.  A good introduction in 2011 to the classic work by this French and British taught Cape…

golden leaves

Liquid Gold

As our magnificent autumn draws to a close, the Sycamore in our car park has shed her red dress and is now just a rush of falling yellow leaves, creating a pool of molten gold at her feet.  Which brings to mind the gleaming gold leaf bowls we have in for the first time by…

water shortages in the Cape

Water Saving Solutions

Africa is synonymous with drought but how may associate the Cape with this affliction? Being of Mediterranean climate this region relies on winter rainfall to fill its dams.  This year it looks as if it has fallen short – again.  But the locals are pragmatic.  When I last visited top Cape artist and ceramicist Helen…