Monthly Archives: November 2018

New Collection by Bird Portrait Artist Natalie Toplass

Born in Cheshire and now living in Shropshire Natalie graduated from the University of Central Lancashire and later specialised in Stage Set Design at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Since 2004 she has been working on a series of intricate flower and bird portraits and has had a number of well-received […]

Darren Baker creates portrait for Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday

Darren Baker from Warwickshire has created a portrait of Prince Charles, as a surprise gift for his 70th birthday. Darren Baker from Coventry has spent 10 months creating the artwork, using pastels, charcoal and pencil. The portrait was specially commissioned by the Princes Trust, which The Prince of Wales set up more than 40 years […]

New! Mark Payne Collection

Mark Payne studied technical and scientific illustration for four years. Having graduated, Mark became a member of the Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers followed by 33 years as a full-time artist and illustrator, producing work for numerous national and international publishers, advertising agencies and galleries. Mark’s current collection of rare book and magazine art generally begins with a […]

Original Salvador Dali Comes to Shrewsbury!

Shropshire Star Feature: An original piece of work by renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali is the centrepiece of a new art exhibition planned for Shrewsbury. The signed pen and ink drawing, priced at £28,000 and dated 1951, is part of the new winter show at The Soden Collection in Wyle Cop. Galliery owner Jonathan Soden […]